Changing Lens of Agripreneurial Opportunity by Bringing Agriculture and Nutrition Together: Review

Neelam Yadava


Food and nutrition security are fundamental to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and to the emerging post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals agenda to reduce the burden of nutritional disorders. The 2009 World Summit on Food Security (WSFS) identified four main pillars of food security : availability, access, utilization and stability of food. On the other hand the term ‘nutrition security’, emerged in the mid-1990s and focused on food consumption by the household or the individual and on how that food is utilized by the body and thus in principle is more. The need for a paradigm shift in policy formulation from focusing on food security at the aggregate level to nutrition security at the level of each child and adult required. Agripreneurs operate in a complex and dynamic environment and being part of stakeholders including other farmers, suppliers, traders, transporters and processors, innovative strategies is planned. Various Ashoka fellows illustrating Nutrient Value Chains, across the world, like probing SOIL IQ (wireless soil testing) that transmits real-time data about soil conditions to a web site or cell phone, commercial farming with nutrient-dense foods, nutritional mushroom, nutrient Value Chain, Digital Green and regeneration of acres of dry, desertified, former forest lands back into an ecologically rich natural and farming landscape, restoring the water cycle, local food production, and substantial biodiversity. Innovative strategies that integrate agriculture and nutrition are essential and Farming System for Nutrition (FSN) model has been designed by Swaminathan, to improve nutritional outcomes that can be used for up scaling and wider national adoption in India

Keyword: Nutritional security: Agri-preneurship opportunity; Farming System for Nutrition (FSN);

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