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Strengthening Millet Value Chains through Private Sector Collaboration

Millets are gaining importance in India’s discourse around climate change and sustainability due to their nutritional benefits, such as their high protein and dietary fibre content. The Indian government is campaigning to mainstream millets and make India the global hub for millets.Private sector brands are expanding their product baskets to

Eliminating Food Loss, Elevating Farmers using Agtech

40% of the food produced globally tends to be lost during the post-harvest value chain. In India, inefficient post-harvest management practices lead to massive post-harvest food losses that impact farmer incomes. Emerging technologies like robotics, artificial intelligence, blockchain, machine learning, analytics, IoT and others carry the potential to address the

Touchpoint Highlights: Strengthening Farmer Producer Organisations

SKI’s first Touchpoint session was conducted by the Agriculture Practice Area, on the theme ‘Strengthening Farmer Producer Organisations’. The session was facilitated by Debaranjan Pujahari (Principal and Agriculture Practice Area Lead). He was joined in conversation by renowned development management professional and practitioner, Mr Suryamani Roul (Director, Global AgriSystem). The

Circular Economy Models in Agriculture

Despite the lack of a common definition for circularity, there are some core principles to help us identify the concept: i. Minimising waste and pollution ii. Preserving and regenerating natural ecosystems while dealing with waste and residue iii. Promoting fairness and inclusivity across local communities that bear the social costs

Technology landscape of Indian agriculture

Technology landscape of Indian agriculture

The need for Technology in AgricultureA rising global population, rapid urbanisation, and changing consumer demand are putting great pressure on food systems to meet the overall demand for food, and mitigate the environmental effects of agriculture in a sustainable manner. Technology can make agriculture more productive, efficient, sustainable, inclusive, and

Evolving Conventional Agriculture through Regenerative Practices

Emerging Need for Regenerative Agriculture (RA) Unsustainable land use practices in agriculture are resulting in the critical depletion of natural resources. To mitigate the damage, several alternatives to traditional agriculture have emerged and evolved from time to time. Regenerative agriculture is a principled approach that refers to the integration of

A Holistic Approach to Food Systems

Understanding food systems: Need, types and drivers A food system is a holistic set of practices that contribute towards food production and consumption to meet dietary requirements of the population. Food production, distribution, processing and consumption form the backbone of food systems which require access to resources like labour, finance,

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