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From fuel to fertilizer and crude oil to vegetable oil the recent Russia-Ukraine conflict is roiling markets. India experienced a shortage of DAP right before rabi 2021-22 sowing season, and the recent sanctions may result in rising input costs and farmers may get lesser DAP for their fields. At least 80 % of crude oil, 60 % of the cooking oil and 35 % fertilizers is met through imports and the crisis region have lionâ€™s share. Although, it is an opportune time for India to export its agricultural surplus and cut down the huge inventories it is carrying but the farmers and consumers need be prepared to weather the storm. Also the agricultural extension system needs far deeper commitment and more active engagement for contingent times.
Itâ€™s my privilege to present the current issue (April- June, 2022) containing 46 manuscripts from cross sectional authors and content ranging from basic research in the form of measuring tool development; Climate Smart framework; Innovation decision process analysis; forecasting the price; studies on producer federations; knowledge and attitude analysis of various technologies and innovations; food consumption pattern; promising avenues like DSR; Tribal Sub Plan study; studies on millets especially buckwheat, pulses and oilseed; organic farming; water use efficiency; health and life style; social media utilization; value chain analysis; marketing skills; use of choice-based conjoint analysis for estimation of willingness to pay; livelihood security factors; technological gap analysis; credits and subsidy analysis; seed demand and supply gap of selected crops; price behaviour, case study of referral veterinary polyclinic services and so on. Geographically and diversity wise, the manuscripts cover 18 Indian states and UTs, 30 Indian institutions (SAUs/CAUs/ ATARIs/ DUs/ SVUs/ KVKs) and contents with issues of agriculture, dairy, fisheries, veterinary sciences and community sciences. The IJEE is now getting wider circulation with the opportunity for citations and indexing. As on date indexed at CAB International; Science gate; Agricultural Science and Technology Information data base of FAO which has become possible by submitting metadata in desirable form to Crossref.
I extend my sincere thanks to all the authors for making valuable contributions. I also extend sincere thanks to all the expert members in the editorial board (Dr. Himanshu K. De, Dr. Kalyan Ghadei, Dr. Rajeev Bairathi, Dr. S. S. Dolli & Dr. V.P.S. Yadav) for their painstaking efforts. I extend my sincere thanks to all the authors for making valuable contributions. The support extended by Executive Council is duly acknowledged.
Special thanks are extended to the President, ISEE; Dr. U.S. Gautam, Secretary ISEE; Dr. Rashmi Singh, Treasurer, ISEE; Dr. B. K. Singh and Joint Secretary, ISEE; Dr. J. S. Malik for providing insightful thoughts and guidance in bringing out this issue. Dr. Bhanu P. Mishra, Vice President (Central Zone) deserves special thanks for making committed efforts at all stages of ISEE matters.
(Manjeet Singh Nain)
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