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Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition in India 2020
August 4, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
You are invited to the virtual launch of the Tata-Cornell Institute’s new report, Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition in India 2020: Leveraging Agriculture to Achieve Zero Hunger (FAN 2020), on Tuesday, August 4, from 8-9:30 a.m. EDT / 5:30-7 p.m. IST.
To celebrate the launch of this important report, we are hosting a special event featuring a panel of some of the foremost experts on food systems and agriculture in India. Panelists include:
- Trilochan Mohapatra, ICAR
- Ramesh Chand, NITI Aayog
- Purvi Mehta, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Jacqueline Hughes, ICRISAT
FAN 2020 co-authors Kiera Crowley and Andaleeb Rahman will also be on hand to discuss the report and its implications for Indian food systems.
To watch the launch, simply visit facebook.com/tatacornellinstitute to view the live stream. You do not need a Facebook account to watch, but you do need an account in order to leave comments or ask questions. A recording of the event will be posted to our website at a later date.
FAN 2020 provides an analysis of India’s progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2—zero hunger. Using district-level data and maps, the report highlights stark spatial differences in the extent of the hunger problem and identifies potential paths forward, with a focus on reorienting agricultural policy away from staple grains and toward nutrient-dense fruits, vegetables, pulses, and coarse grains. The report provides a detailed assessment of the prospects for improving productivity and farm incomes across India’s highly varied agroecologies and cropping systems, emphasizing the need for continued high-level investments in agricultural infrastructure and research to sustain past gains and exploit new opportunities for growth.
FAN 2020 is the inaugural issue in a series produced by TCI. Each report will provide periodic assessments of the food, agriculture, and nutrition situation in India.
Please mark your calendars and join us for this special event as we hold important discussions around the drive to end hunger and malnutrition in India.