Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum)

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Dr. Harish Yadav

Organization: MSME
Country: India
I am working on:

Economic Development and Entrepreneurship Development

Dr. Harish Yadav is a Scholar .He is  M.Phil and Ph.D. He has been awarded a D.Litt. for his contribution to literature.
He has worked 10 years as Asstt. Editor for Laghu Udyog Samachar magazine.Harish Yadav has represented India at various international conferences on sustainable development and youth empowerment. He has played a key role in UNESCO and has performed the role of a judge in the Royal Commonwealth Society, London. He has also led several social campaigns in India and across the world, such as the Save Water campaign,Save Our River campaign and Gram Utkarsh. Dr. Yadav has worked tirelessly for the empowerment of youth and has implemented a database of all dry rivers and ponds in India.
His creative mind and passion for excellence have led him to achieve great things in life. 


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    • Strengthening national science-policy interfaces for agrifood systems is crucial for informed decision-making and effective implementation of policies. Here are some suggestions to enhance these interfaces:

      1. Multi-Stakeholder Engagement: Foster collaboration among scientists, policymakers, farmers, industry representatives, civil society organizations, and other relevant stakeholders. This inclusive approach ensures diverse perspectives are considered and increases the relevance and acceptance of policies.
      2. Capacity Building: Invest in training programs and workshops to enhance the capacity of policymakers in understanding scientific evidence and methodologies. Likewise, scientists should be trained in communication skills to effectively convey research findings to policymakers in a clear and accessible manner.
      3. Data Sharing and Transparency: Establish mechanisms for transparent sharing of data and research findings between scientists and policymakers. Open access to data and research publications facilitates evidence-based policymaking and fosters trust among stakeholders.
      4. Policy-Relevant Research: Encourage the conduct of research that addresses the specific needs and challenges of agrifood systems. This research should provide actionable insights and practical solutions to inform policy development and implementation.
      5. Policy Briefs and Summaries: Scientists should produce concise policy briefs and summaries of their research findings tailored to the needs of policymakers. These documents should highlight key findings, implications, and recommendations in a format that is easily understandable and actionable.
      6. Establishment of Science-Policy Platforms: Create dedicated platforms or forums where scientists and policymakers can interact regularly to exchange knowledge, discuss emerging issues, and co-design research agendas and policy interventions.
      7. Long-Term Engagement: Foster long-term relationships and ongoing dialogue between scientists and policymakers. This continuity ensures that scientific evidence is consistently integrated into policymaking processes and that policies are adaptive to changing circumstances.
      8. Incentivize Collaboration: Provide incentives for scientists to engage with policymakers, such as recognition in academic evaluations, funding opportunities for policy-relevant research, and career advancement pathways that value science-policy engagement.
      9. Evaluation and Monitoring: Develop mechanisms to evaluate the effectiveness of science-policy interfaces and monitor the impact of policies on agrifood systems. This feedback loop helps identify strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement in the interface.
      10. International Collaboration: Facilitate collaboration and knowledge exchange with international organizations, research institutions, and networks working on similar issues. Lessons learned from other countries can inform domestic policy processes and enhance global cooperation on agrifood system challenges.

      By implementing these suggestions, countries can strengthen their science-policy interfaces and enhance the effectiveness of policymaking in addressing the complex challenges facing agrifood systems.

    • Recently the Global Hunger Index has explained the condition of hunger in all over the world. Developing countries which have high growth rate have serious hunger conditions. Organic farming may reduce the cost of farming and conserve our natural resources such as water, soil and minerals.

      Dr Harish Yadav

      New Delhi