Agriculture development-based mapping of agro-ecological sub-regions and its implications for doubling farmers’ income in India

Prioritizing and targeting less developed regions is one of the multi-pronged strategies for doubling farmers’ income (DFI) in India. Using an indicator approach, the present study assessed and mapped agro-ecological sub-regions (AESRs) based on ten indicators representing production, infrastructure, information, marketing and income of the farmers. On the basis of the composite index of agriculture development, AESR 9.1 and AESR 1.1 were found to be the most and the least developed regions respectively.

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