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From Trickle Down to Leapfrog

The diversification of rural and agricultural production could bring some hope to the Indian countryside, but only the most integrated social groups and areas will benefit from it, making the others wait for an elusive trickle down. Perhaps a more fruitful process could be the growth of organic farming and the payment by the government for the ecosystem services that farmers do produce - often without being aware of it. Through a historic leapfrogging this could perhaps bring to the fore the disadvantaged areas and groups.

India, 'Cultural Density' and the Model of Food Transition

"Food Transition" tells us that as development proceeds and incomes rise, individuals first consume more of cereals and then at a later stage less of these and more of meat and expensive foods. In India cereal consumption has been falling even before the first stage. What explains this trend?
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