|About the Book|
As millions continue to face a future of food poverty, lessons can be learned by considering how farmer cooperatives succeeded in improving Indias food security. Operation Flood, which revitalized the Indian dairy industry between 1970 and 1996, was the worlds largest development program, however critics accused it of luring India to neocolonial dependence on European surpluses. Eventually the perils of reliance on food aid were managed by proper pricing policies that both benefited rural farming families and wiped out urban milk famines. In 2008 the World Bank hailed the programs success and now promotes similar schemes in Africa. A detailed understanding of Indias White Revolution is therefore imperative in the context of its future use in the developing world.