The framework of the four parallel workshops and report back session identifies and prioritizes four sectors within food systems, which must change to create efficient, healthy, sustainable, and inclusive food systems:

1. Climate Change; Food Availability & Strategies

  • Workshop Partner: Centre for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Curated by; Dr. G.V. Ramanjaneyulu, Director, Centre for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Facilitator; Mr. Siraj Hussain, Former Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, GOI

2. Providing Financial Support to Farmers

  • Workshop Partner: Department of Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment, Govt. of Odisha
  • Curated by; Dr. Saurabh Garg, Secretary, Dept. of Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment, Govt. of Odisha
  • Facilitator; Mr. T. Nanda Kumar, Former Secretary, Govt. of India

3. Agriculture, Diets and Nutrition in India

  • Workshop Partner: International Food Policy Research Institute
  • Curated by: Mr. Avinash Kishore, Research Fellow, IFPRI
  • Facilitator: Mr. Ashish Bahuguna, Former Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, GOI

4. Making Data Work for India’s Farmers

  • Workshop Partner:
  • Curated by; Mr. Prashant Mehra, Head of MindTree Foundation
  • Facilitator; Mr. Marius Sandvoll Weschke, Food Systems Dialogues

“Food Systems Dialogues” Panels
Farmer unions have generally remained focused on production parameters, trade, seeking support for inputs costs or farm-gate prices. The panels aims to transform the agrarian crisis debate to be more encompassing and discusses issues other than those that are directly related to agriculture and which have a strong bearing on the future of farmer livelihoods:

Facilitated by: Dr. David Nabarro, recipient of “2018 World Food Prize”

Panel 1

  • Moderated by; Ms. Yamini Aiyar, Centre for Policy Research
  • Mr. Alok Joshi, Former Chief, Research & Analysis Wing (RAW)
  • Dr. Sunita Narain, Director General, Centre for Science & Environment
  • Mr. Jaideep Hardikar, Journalist, People’s Archive of Rural India

Farmer Interview: Ms. Ujwala Pethkar, Wardha, Maharashtra

Panel 1

  • Moderated by; Mr. Sunil Jain, Editor, Financial Express
  • Prof. Jayati Ghosh, Prof. of Economics, School of Social Sciences, JNU
  • Prof. Arun Kumar, Malcolm S. Adiseshiah Chair Professor, Institute of Social Sciencest
  • Mr. V.K. Garg, Tax Advisor and Consultant
  • Mr. Rabbi Shergill Artist/Musician
Partnership Information

Partner: FSD
Place: New Delhi
Date: 11th November 2019
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