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Touchpoint Highlights: Tackling Food Losses

The seventh session in the SKI Touchpoint series was conducted by the Agriculture Practice Area, on the theme of ‘Tackling Food Losses: A Circular Approach.’ The session was moderated by Sattva Knowledge Institute’s Debaranjan Pujahari, Principal and Lead at Agriculture Practice Area of SKI, with Devyani Hari, Director at Centre

Decoding Agricultural Technology with Parmesh Shah

Technology has the potential to revolutionise Indian agriculture. There are innovations in seed and bioengineering platforms, use of robots and AI and blockchain that are enhancing efficiency and transparency in the sector. India’s agritech industry is projected to reach over ₹1 trillion by 2025. The recent 2023-24 budget allocated INR

Worsening Water Stress in Agriculture: Is There a Glimmer of Hope?

India has 18% of the world’s population and 4% of the water resources, making the dynamic heavily skewed. Agriculture accounts for a whopping 89% of the water use in India, compared to 69% at the global level. Compared to other leading agricultural producers like Brazil, the USA, and China, India

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Unveiling the Nutritional Landscape of India

Malnutrition in India is a multifaceted issue, encompassing both undernutrition and overnutrition. According to the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2022 Report, around 224.3 million Indians are undernourished. Inadequate access to diverse and healthy diets causes micronutrient deficiencies, especially in children and women. Nutrition has gained

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Capacity Building of Anganwadi Workers, Helpers and Supervisors

An anganwadi in India is a significant space for thousands of families across rural and urban parts of the country. With 1.4 million anganwadis, India is ensuring the achievement of health, nutrition and education outcomes for young children and their mothers. As per the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS), they

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

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