MoA&FW to collaborate with ISB-led consortium in agriculture-nutrition Agriculture

Indian School of Business (ISB) introduced its collaboration with the Government of India to additional strengthen agriculture-nutrition convergence. The collaboration shall be led by ISB, the University of Sheffield (UoS) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

This was formally introduced by Shri Manoj Ahuja, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India, at an occasion in Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi. Senior officers of the ministry, professors from ISB, UoS, LSHTM, and senior representatives from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, MicroSave Consulting (MSC) and Policy Development and Advisory Group (PDAG) had been current on the event.

Shri Manoj Ahuja, Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, mentioned, “The want to enhance diet, significantly of the underprivileged inhabitants, is of prime significance. There should be convergence of insurance policies and programmes in agriculture and diet to handle this urgent want. I’m glad we’re embarking on this journey with the consortium led by ISB; the Ministry will absolutely assist this collaboration to strengthen analysis and coverage for improved diet outcomes.”

Dr. Abhilaksh Likhi, Additional Secretary, Pramod Kumar Meherda, Additional Secretary, Dr. Vijaya Lakshmi Nadendla, Joint Secretary, Shubha Thakur, Joint Secretary and Kapil Bendre, Director, interacted with the consortium representatives on the launch assembly.

ISB will anchor this collaboration within the Ministry which can additional increase the federal government’s efforts in enhancing diet outcomes and strengthening agriculture-nutrition convergence whereas establishing an institutional mechanism to establish convergence alternatives at each central and state ranges.

Prof Ashwini Chhatre, Executive Director, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, Indian School of Business (ISB), mentioned, “The needle on diet in India has been laborious to maneuver. The collaboration, with a concentrate on Nutrient-Dense Foods (NDFs) reminiscent of fruits & greens (F&Vs) and animal supply meals (ASFs), will assist Government of India’s efforts in creating long-lasting impression pathways to enhance diet outcomes amongst the low-income inhabitants”.

Over a five-year interval, UoS, LHSTM, & ISB, together with ISB’s implementation companions – CInI-TATA Trusts, MSC and PDAG, will work in direction of the imaginative and prescient to extend the accessibility, availability, and affordability of Nutrient-Dense Foods for low-income inhabitants in underserved areas by way of agriculture-nutrition coverage convergence, such that enhancing diet outcomes amongst the audience turns into a steady coverage final result over an prolonged time horizon.

Prof. Bhavani Shankar, University of Sheffield, shared, “The collaboration will facilitate a framework for co-design and co-delivery with coverage stakeholders of scalable, equitable, and sustainable interventions to enhance the consumption of F&Vs and ASFs in direction of enhancing weight-reduction plan high quality in India.”

The Indian School of Business (ISB) developed from the necessity for a world-class enterprise college in Asia. The ISB is dedicated to creating leaders by way of its modern programmes, excellent school and thought management. Funded solely by non-public companies, foundations, and people from all over the world who consider in its imaginative and prescient, the ISB is a not-for-profit group. The Indian School of Business gained the distinctive distinction of receiving accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA), making it the one hundredth School on the earth to realize the ‘triple crown’ of accreditations from AMBA, EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

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