The food systems in South Asia have been undergoing significant transformation. This transformation in South Asia poses several challenges.
Food safety is interlinked with food and nutritional security. Growing urbanization, increase in income, change in taste preference and consumer preference have led to increase in demand for safe food.
Cross-posted from the FSP India website written by Jaspreet Aulakh A recent conference organized jointly by the Council for Social Development (CSD) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) explored research gaps on food and livelihood security and existing models that could be used for successful change. To ignore current food security issues facingRead more
The dualistic (formal and informal) dairy sector in India—characterised by poor infrastructural facility for procurement, processing, transportation, and marketing—provides a lot of scope for malpractice. The very first national survey on adulteration of milk by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, conducted in 2011, found that 70 percent of the sample did notRead more
Every year close to the budget dates in February, newspapers and magazines publish industry experts ideas and opinion on what to expect from the Budget and what not to expect from the Budget. This year IFPRI researchers have listed priorities to be included in the upcoming BUDGET 2015. Dr. Devesh Roy, Research Fellow, IFPRI articleRead more