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Agriculture, with its allied sectors, is the largest source of livelihoods in India. 70 percent of its rural households still depend primarily on agriculture for their livelihood, with 82 percent of farmers being small and marginal. The Indian economy has diversified and grown, agriculture’s contribution to GDP has steadily declined from 1951 to 2011. Improvements in agriculture performance has weak linkage in improving nutrition, the agriculture sector can still improve nutrition through multiple ways: increasing incomes of farming households, diversifying production of crops, empowering women, strengthening agricultural diversity and productivity, and designing careful price and subsidy policies that should encourage the production and consumption of nutrient rich crops.

Social Centre is in the process of addressing the above issues as envisaged by the Food and Agriculture Orgnisation of the United Nations. Organic farming and multicropping through the five layer farming is being promoted.