Raghavan Sampathkumar, a contributor to the International Food Trader, was in an interview regarding the Indian pulses sector and expressed the need for a holistic understanding on the issues affecting the pulses value chain.

The interview, featured on the International Food Trader website, answers questions about policy overview, demand and consumption forecast, the need for innovations and ways to increase demand and production.

Given the slow adoption of research output, one cannot but wonder if public investment in R&D is making any real impact on the ground despite having several initiatives such as the National Food Security Mission and Pulses Villages etc.” says Sampathkumar, “It is important to ensure research priorities are aligned with realities on the ground and what farmers can practically adopt to increase yields”

To read the full interview, visit the International Food Trader.