New EIU study doc­u­ments the im­pact of food sys­tem tran­si­tions in In­dia

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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

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