Feeding India: Poverty, prices and value chains

Tue 21 Aug 2018
Time: 10:00 Location: NUPI Language: English Available seats: 41
Add to calendar 18-08-21 10:00 18-08-21 13:00 38 Feeding India: Poverty, prices and value chains With India’s massive poverty, food issues rank high on the policy agenda, including food consumption and food prices, and the income and power distribution along the food value chains. In recent work, NUPI researchers and partners have shed new light on key issues in the field. NUPI NUPI seminar@nupi.no http://www.facebook.com/events/160427380695693 false DD/MM/YYYY

With India’s massive poverty, food issues rank high on the policy agenda, including food consumption and food prices, and the income and power distribution along the food value chains. In recent work, NUPI researchers and partners have shed new light on key issues in the field.

At this seminar, findings from the research project Food Security in India: The Interactions of Climate Change, Economics, Politics and Trade (FOODSEC) will be presented, together with an India-related study from the project Traders in the food value chain.

In the latter project, Meenakshi Rajeev has studied the transition of the Indian fisheries sector with trade, distribution channels and value chains in rapid transformation, and with considerable impact on producers, workers and consumers.

From the FOODSEC project, Arne Dulsrud and Unni Kjærnes will present evidence on the determinants of food consumption in India, based on new survey data from rural villages and urban slums.

Arne Melchior will present new empirical evidence on the large food price dispersion across Indian states, and the determinants of these price differences.

Addressing climate change, Fenella Carpena will present findings from an econometric study that shows how droughts have a negative impact on the quantity as well as the quality of food consumption in rural India, and the main driver for this is income change rather than food availability as such.

The event will be live streamed on NUPI's YouTube channel:


PROGRAMME:

10.00-10.05

Introduction

10.05-10.45

Value chains in India’s fisheries sector,Meenakshi Rajeev (Institute for Social and Economic Change – ISEC)

10.45-11.15

Food price differences across Indian states. Arne Melchior (NUPI)

11.15-11.30

Short lunch break

11.30-12.00

Food consumption and poverty: Evidence from Bihar and Karnataka. Arne Dulsrud and Unni Kjærnes (OsloMet/SIFO)

12.00-12.30

Droughts, household food consumption and nutritional intake: A study of rural India, Fenella Carpena (OsloMet/formerly NUPI)

12.30-13.00

Q&A

Related publications

Related projects