Food and Land Use Coalition Engagement in India - Phase II
The Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU) seeks to accelerate a transformation of the world's food and land use systems to better protect our natural environment; provide nutritious and affordable food; strengthen resilience and enhance the prosperity of people; and meet the global commitments of the SDGs, the CBD and the Paris Agreement. The Vision for FOLU India is a nutritionally secure, healthy and prosperous India, which is sustainably managing its food and land use systems, supported by a productive, efficient and inclusive economy. The FOLU India platform is on its way to prepare an action agenda based on the key transitions that will be needed to achieve the FOLU vision. These will be prepared through extensive consultations, research and data analysis.
State of Science, Technology and Innovation Skills for Sustainability of India's Food and Land-use Systems
Author: Manish Anand, Jonathan Donald Syiemlieh, Shailly Kedia
Report launched on: 30th April 2021
This study is the first comprehensive systematic evaluation of the human resources and skills available for India’s food and land use systems
The scoping study 'State of Science, Technology and Innovation Skills for Sustainability of India's Food and Land-use Systems' maps the existing information, data and literature on science, technology and innovation (STI) capability, and human resource status and skills requirements in India’s large, complex, and diverse agricultural and allied sectors from the perspectives of sustainable food and land use. This is the first time such a comprehensive review has been undertaken. The study covers a broad conceptual range of capabilities and skills components of India’s food and land-use systems and maps the relevant actors and government institutions along the various stages of the value chain. It develops a framework to guide the exploration of capabilities and skills in a detailed systematic manner, in order to develop appropriate offers for sustainable food systems. It is hoped that this study will provide a richly informed starting point for further investigations to understand and contribute to research, education, practice, and policy in multiple aspects of capabilities and skills in various areas of government, and the academic and extension systems. Being a multi-sectoral report, it identifies highly disparate but critically important actors/institutions and empirical material. The report does not focus on offering a comparative analysis alone, rather it provides an initial diagnosis, mapping and highlighting gaps in knowledge, given the paucity of reliable data in various institutions.
This first comprehensive systematic evaluation of the human resources and skills available for India’s food and land use systems is particularly useful for clarifying the vast boundaries of the sector, identifying research and practice gaps, and exploring the connections. It leads to recommendations for the next steps for policy and research.