CYSD believes in incorporating concrete suggestive action plans to take the agriculture into the targeted growth rate by fulfilling the needs of small and marginal farmers in the State of Odisha. It aims to improve people’s livelihood prospects by increasing food security.
CYSD’s policy objectives emphasize on doubling the food grain production, on enhancing the status of agriculture from subsistence to a profitable commercial venture, generating adequate employment opportunities and reorienting agriculture towards export. Practices such as absentee landlordism, incomplete land consolidations, largely fragmented land-holdings and un-formalized tenancy have been addressed.
Extensive research followed by technology transfer, proper fertilizer consumption, seed replacements and management of water resources have led to improved agricultural practices. Vigorous consultations with farmers followed by mapping of exportable agricultural produce, and strengthening linkages between trade and agriculture, have been the major expanses of governance, taking subsistence to the level of sustenance.