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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 organized a policy seminar in New Delhi on India’s “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 and nutrition lens. Among the topics discussed were: diversification of agricultural production across India, diversification of crops included in the Public Distribution System (PDS), and reforms to agricultural marketing. Seminar participants included senior officials from the Government of India (i.e. Ministry of Food, FCI, Ministry of Agriculture, and Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices), academia, donor agencies, and civil society organizations. For more information, please click to view videos and photos of this event.