Food Secretary emphasises upon urgent need for resilient food supply chains

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The Secretary Department of Food and Public Distribution, Sudhanshu Pandey participated in the Ministerial Conference on “Uniting for Global Food Security” in Berlin, Germany on June 24, 2022.

During the discussion on “Coordinating Action in a Global Alliance for Food Security” chaired by Svenja Schulze, German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Pandey emphasised upon India’s role in providing the world’s largest food support system to its countrymen as well as supporting other countries on humanitarian grounds.

Recent developments have highlighted the urgent need for developing resilient and uninterrupted food supply chains, so as to ensure both food security and nutritional security, in times of climate change induced natural calamities, global pandemics and conflicts around the world.

Pandey said that India is making a genuine effort to adopt a holistic approach to agriculture and make it more sustainable, including through effective water and soil management, and improving crop diversity and production practices. Sustainable food processing technologies are being adopted to reduce the overall carbon footprint, including through the adoption of waste utilisation, resource recovery and circular economy in the food industry.

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