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Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition

TCI-TARINA and the Institute of Food Security co-host seminar on India’s National Food Security Act

On February 3, 2017, TCI-TARINA and the Institute of Food Security (Food Corporation of India, FCI) jointly hosted a seminar in New Delhi titled the “National Food Security Act (NFSA) and Beyond: Challenges and Opportunities.” The day-long seminar encouraged policy experts to view the NFSA through a food systems lens. Among the topics discussed were: diversification of agricultural production across India, diversification of crops included in the Public Distribution System (PDS), and reformation of agricultural marketing for a more nutrition-sensitive NFSA. Seminar participants included key policy experts from the Government of India and state level governments (i.e. the Ministry of Food, FCI, Ministry of Agriculture, and Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices), academia, donor agencies, and civil society organizations.