“UN Food Systems Summit Independent Dialogues” Grassroots Perspective, India

The online dialogue was held to bring the perspectives of farmers and producers in India into the Food Systems Summit 2021.

Welcome Address – Mr. Vijay Kumar Thallam, Advisor to the Andhra Pradesh Government on Agriculture; Co-Vice Chairman of RySS

Introduction to UN Food Systems Summit and Facilitators – Mr. Ajay Vir Jakhar, Chairman, Bharat Krishak Samaj; Vice-Chair for Action Track 2 at the UNFSS

    • Action Track 1:
      Ensure access to safe and nutritious food for all
      Facilitator – Dr. G.V. Ramanjaneyulu, Executive Director, Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (CSA)
    • Action Track 2:
      Shift to sustainable consumption patterns
      Facilitator – Dr. KM Jayahari, Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU) India Country Coordinator at WRI India
    • Action Track 3:
      Boost nature-positive production
      Facilitator – Dr. Arabinda Padhee (I.A.S), Director, Country Relations and Business Affairs, ICRISAT
    • Action Track 4:
      Advance equitable livelihoods
      Facilitator – Ravindra Adusumalli, Director, Watershed Support Services and Activities Network (WASSAN)
    • Action Track 5:
      Build resilience to vulnerabilities, shocks and stress
      Facilitator – Sangeeta Agarwal, Project Manager – Natural Resource Management at KfW Development Bank

Concluding Remarks – Mr. Vijay Kumar Thallam, RySS