THINKING AHEAD: AGRICULTURAL SILVER LINING POST COVID- 19 PANDEMIC CRISISPrajjal Dey, Debanjana Saha, Udit Nandan Mishra, Gyaneshwar Jha and Ankesh Kumar Sharma5 and Diptanu Datta
Being referred to as a black swan event, Coronavirus has resulted in over 2.41 million death globally along with 109 million confirmed cases. It has instigated fear of a new recession and financial collapse due to its ripple effect in socio-economic conditions, especially agriculture. Agriculture is the backbone of the Indian economy, disturbance in the farming activity is the major setback plunging the countryâs food safety. As rightly pointed out by Dale Carnegie âWhen the world gives you lemons make lemonadeâ the article analyses and summarize the major and minor aspects of Covid-19 impacts in agriculture. The authors believe that rich and precious lessons can be found and taught even in difficult times like this, which will benefit the farming community enormously. In this context, the authors (we) address the different ways in which the COVID-19 crisis has influenced agriculture and examine realistic and innovative approaches in these tough times for the food and agricultural sector.