FAO in India

FAO representation at the 'Food Value Chain Partnerships'conference


Mr. Manoj Singh, National Project Coordinator spoke on the theme of “Food Value Chain Partnerships” – End to End Approach at the conference organized by ASSOCHAM (Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India) and supported by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and Ministry of Food Processing Industry, Government of India. The conference was inaugurated by Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister of Agriculture, GoI and was attended by representatives of Farmers, Agricultural Input Suppliers, Service Providers, Financial Institutions, R&D Organizations, Food Processors, Retailers, Multinational Corporations, and Governments.

Mr. Singh spoke of various aspects of sustainable food value chain in terms of economic, social and environmental sustainability. He presented the FAO framework and principles of “Sustainable Food Value Chain” by giving examples of various value chains from all over the world, where FAO has worked with government and other organizations to promote sustainable food value chain.

Developing effective partnerships amongst farmers, food processing industries and markets, in addition to support from the Government, can increase incomes of farmers and also provide ample opportunities for various food value chain actors in the country for creating effective and sustainable food value chain.