Financing Agriculture Value Chains in India

Challenges and Opportunities

  • Gyanendra Mani
  • P.K. Joshi
  • M.V. Ashok

Part of the India Studies in Business and Economics book series (ISBE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Agriculture Value Chain Financing: Theoretical Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. P. K. Joshi, Devesh Roy, Vinay Sonkar
      Pages 15-32
  3. Agriculture Value Chain Financing in Case of Select Commodities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Pratap S. Birthal, Ramesh Chand, P. K. Joshi, Raka Saxena, Pallavi Rajkhowa, Md. Tajuddin Khan et al.
      Pages 57-87
    3. K. B. Ramappa, A. V. Manjunatha
      Pages 125-141
    4. A. D. Upadhyay, D. K. Pandey, Bahni Dhar
      Pages 143-162
    5. Smita Sirohi, B. S. Chandel, Bitan Mondal, Sammu Kumar, S. Chowdhury, D. K. Mahawar
      Pages 171-185
    6. R. Venkatram, N. Ajjan, S. D. Sivakumar, H. P. Singh, S. P. Singh
      Pages 187-208
  4. Institutional Framework for Agriculture Value Chain Financing

About this book


This book examines the successful private, public and civil society models of agriculture value chains in India and addresses relevant challenges and opportunities to improve their efficiency and inclusiveness. It promotes the value-chain approach as a tool to improve access to finance for small holder farmers and discusses the possible structure of and regulatory framework for the ‘National Common Agricultural Market’— a term that featured in the Indian Finance Minister’s 2014–15 budget speech, and which is aimed towards standardizing and improving transparency in agricultural trade practices across states under a single licensing system.

The book deliberates on the potential of developing innovative financial instruments into the value chain framework by supporting tripartite agreements between producers, lead firms and financial institutions. Its fourteen chapters are divided into three parts—Agriculture Value Chain Financing: Theoretical Framework, Agriculture Value Chain Financing in Cases of Select Commodities; and Institutional Framework for Agriculture Value Chain Financing. Since the concept of value chain financing is being considered as a future policy agenda, the book is of great interest to corporations dealing with agricultural inputs and outputs; commercial, regional, rural and cooperative banks; policy makers; academicians and NGOs.


Agriculture Value Chain Agri-market Small Farmer Financing Value Chains

Editors and affiliations

  • Gyanendra Mani
    • 1
  • P.K. Joshi
    • 2
  • M.V. Ashok
    • 3
  1. 1.National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)ItanagarIndia
  2. 2.South Asia OfficeInternational Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)New DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Economic Analysis and ResearchNational Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)MumbaiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-5956-8
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-5957-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-0012
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-0020
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