By 2050, the world must feed nine billion people.
According to the Global Hunger Index 2014, India ranks 55 out of the world’s 120 hungriest countries.Despite its self-sufficiency in food availability, and being one of the world’s largest grain producers, about 25% of Indians go to bed without food. The UN has set ending hunger and achieving food security and promoting sustainable agriculture as the second of its ’17 Sustainable Development Goals’ or SDGs for the year 2030.
At ‘farm to plate’ participants will get the opportunity to spend a day in the life of a farmer. They will gain knowledge about the food they eat and where it comes from.
On the outskirts of Mumbai are ample success stories of farmers who have adopted organic farming techniques and are adopting sustainable practices that produce more with less in the same area of land and using natural resources wisely.
Participants will walk through one such farm, interact with the local farmers questioning, probing and learning some grassroots’ realities. They will learn how climate change and loss of ecosystem services have become major issues in ensuring food security for current and coming generations.