The Sustainable Food Systems team seeks to catalyse the transformation of India’s agricultural and food systems. A holistic, systems-based approach is at the heart of our work, from research to action. Driven by the “30-30-30 by 2030” agenda, we envision a 30 per cent shift in food production to sustainable approaches, a 30 per cent shift towards sustainable and healthy consumption choices, and a 30 per cent shift in value addition to sustainable supply chains.
We support the stakeholders in the sector in effective decision-making by generating the necessary data and evidence, suitable indicators, and analytical tools as a first step towards enabling action. We work at the national, state, and local levels to devise long-term transition roadmaps, medium-term recommendations, and short-term pilot interventions with an ingrained scale-up strategy. We shape the narrative by briefing policymakers, informing the media, and organising dialogues and convenings that bring stakeholders together. We build coalitions around important agendas to create a support system for the system leaders in driving the sustainable food systems transition.
Dr Rajiv Kumar