Vol. 6 No. 1-2 (2012)
Articles

Disentangling the complexity of India ’s agricultural sector

Published June 30, 2012
Jayanth Raghothama
Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy, Bangalore, India
Sebastiaan Meijer
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Robin King
Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy, Bangalore, India
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APA

Raghothama, J. ., Meijer, S. ., & King, R. . (2012). Disentangling the complexity of India ’s agricultural sector. Applied Studies in Agribusiness and Commerce, 6(1-2), 35–42. https://doi.org/10.19041/APSTRACT/2012/1-2/4

Agricultural policies in India directly impact the livelihoods of close to two thirds of India’s population. Through policies, the government manages food security, urban and rural poverty, energy, and infrastructure, among others. Given the current state of India’s governance, the connection between policy making and its results in society becomes a key issue for research. This paper presents a game for use as a research instrument. The game can facilitate research into the policy making process at various levels of the government in India. The design is intended to understand the complexity of the institutional arrangement that defines and implements agricultural policies. The game integrates with other games that simulate other aspects of the agricultural system in India. The paper presents the verification and validation cycles followed, and identifies further steps for field validation.