“Food Systems Dialogues”

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/strong>
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: mindtree.org
Curated by: Mr. Prashant Mehra, Head of MindTree Foundation
Facilitator: Mr. Marius Sandvoll Weschke, Food Systems Dialogues

Few of the eminent participants were:

  • Krishnamurthy Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor, Govt. of India
  • Ramesh Chand, Member, NITI Aayog, Govt. of India
  • Manoj Rajan, IAS, Special Secretary to Government of Karnataka
  • C.D. Mayee, Former Chairman, Agriculture Scientist Recruitment Board
  • J.N.L. Srivastava, Former Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture
  • Kavitha Kuruganti, Convener, ASHA
  • K.M. Jayahari, FOLU India Country Co-ordinator & World Resources Institute India
  • Dalci de Jesus Bagolin, Agricultural Attaché, Ministry of Agri., Embassy of Brazil
  • Tarun Vij, India Country Director, Gain Health
  • Purnima Menon, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
  • Devesh Roy, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
  • Ananth Guruswamy, Socrates
  • Arabinda Padhee, Director, Country Relations, ICRISAT
  • Baldev Singh Dhillon, Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Agriculture University
  • Bishow Parajuli, Country Director, United Nations World Food Programme
  • Dan Alluf, Counsellor International Cooperation, Embassy of Israel
  • Santosh Mehrotra, Professor of Economics, School of Social Sciences, JNU
  • Sudhir Kumar Goel, Addl. Chief Secretary, (Agriculture & Marketing)
  • Vaibhav Chaturvedi, Research Fellow, Council on Energy, Environment and Water
  • John Southwell, Counsellor (Agriculture), Australian High Commission,
  • Sarath Davala, Vice-Chair, Basic Income Earth Network & Coordinator
  • Adarsh Kumar, Senior Strategy & Operations Officer, The World Bank
  • Ram Kaundinya, Director-General of the Federation of Seed Industry of India
  • M.L. Jat, South Asia Coordinator, CIMMYT
  • Rajeev Baruah, Country Manager, Better Cotton Initiative
  • Suman Sahai, Chairperson, Gene Campaign
  • V.N. Saroja, Chief Strategy Advisor, Indian Agribusiness Systems Private Limited
  • Asitava Sen, Chief Executive Officer, CropLife India
  • Tomio Shichri, Country Director / Representative in India, FAO
  • Suresh Pal, Director, National Institute of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research
Partnership Information

Place: New Delhi
Date: 11th November, 2019