Policy seminar: Who will feed India?

Who will feed India? The country’s population will soon be larger than China’s, economic growth is averaging 7 to 8 percent, and cities are expanding rapidly. India’s rapidly evolving food needs present a major challenge for agriculture and food systems. A March 22 IFPRI seminar, co-organized with the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for the Advanced Study of India, explored this key question.

Keynote speaker Ashok Gulati, Infosys Chair Professor for Agriculture at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), examined the political economy of India’s current agricultural policies and their implications for future food security.