Two IFSD interns were provided with the opportunity to complete a policy insight paper under the guidance from their supervisors.  

Shikha Thapa Magar, PhD student at Hebei University was supervised by Dr. Jagadish Timsina and Dr. Hemant Ojha. The policy insight paper is titled Conservation agriculture as a strategy for recovery from COVID-19 in the Indo-Gangetic Plains, co-authored by Shikha Thapa Magar, Dr Jagadish Timsina and Dr. Jagannath Adhikari. Understanding the COVID-19 pandemic impacts on agriculture, this paper explored how conservation agriculture can help with COVID-19 recovery in the Indo-Gangetic Plains. The authors highlight the benefits of conservation agriculture method for better agricultural productivity further mentioning the need for better policies to support small farmers.  To read the full paper, please visit: https://ifsd.com.au/IFSD-Conservation-Agriculture-report.pdf  

Neha Sikarwar was supervised by Dr. Hemant Ojha, Dr. Bashundhara Bhattarai, and Dr. Jagannath Adhikari. The policy insight paper is titled Agricultural trade potential between Australia and India in the post-pandemic era co-authored by Neha Sikarwar and Dr. Bashundhara Bhattarai. The post recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in agricultural trade opportunities for developing countries. The authors emphasize on Australia’s expertise in the agriculture sector and how it can support India’s agricultural productivity.   To read the full paper, please visit: https://ifsd.com.au/India-Aus-Agritrade.pdf