2019 Global Food Policy Report Mumbai launch: Building partnerships to spur rural revitalization
India’s report card on rural development presents a mixed picture: While a number of rural infrastructure and employment programs have moved forward, focusing overall on inclusive development, progress on ground has been slow and uneven throughout the country. In India’s largest city and financial nerve center Mumbai, experts discussed the best path forward at the launch of IFPRI’s 2019 Global Food Policy Report(GFPR) May 19 at an event titled Rural Revitalization: The Road to the Future.
The event, jointly organized with Tata Trusts, the philanthropic arm of one of India’s biggest and oldest conglomerate, Tata Sons, and Dasra, focused on the challenges to ensuring food and nutrition security in the rural areas of Maharashtra and rest of the country; and how philanthropic foundations, corporate social responsibility and the industry can support rural transformation.
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