New EIU study documents the impact of food system transitions in India
Cargill, along with FICCI and The Economist Intelligence Unit, launched ‘Fixing Asia’s Food Systems’, a five-part research programme that explores a range of issues in regional food systems and is centred around a survey of 400 business leaders in the region. The first report was unveiled by Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Hon’ble Union Minister for Food Processing Industries. The introductory piece, Separate Tables: Bringing together Asia’s food systems, is a deep dive into six key megatrends: urbanisation, the double burden of undernutrition and obesity, technology constraints, the need for transparency and sustainability, and the politics surrounding policies on food. The research shows that business leaders overwhelmingly agree that there is cause for alarm around Asia’s food security. 90% of survey respondents are concerned about their food systems’ ability to maintain local food security while only 32% feel they have the ability to determine the success of their food systems. The study further emphasizes on the need for stronger partnerships between public and private sectors and across countries along with tighter integration of local and regional supply chains.
Launch of EIU Report on Fixing Asia’s Food System L-R: Krish Iyer, Prof. Ramesh Chand, Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Siraj Chaudhry, Madhvi Das, Suresh Narayanan and Debashish Mukherjee