Food security knowledge platform and policy dialogue India

Progetto concluso

India, a potent emerging economy of 1.3 billion people, has an endemic food insecurity affecting hundreds of millions of people today and is home of half of the world’s malnourished children. Complex societal structures and political deficiencies are part of the challenge. The present project aims at increasing the policy coherence for effective action to improve food and nutrition security. It will do so by bringing new evidence on the fundamental problems to be tackled, and by stimulating the dialogue between people and institutions engaged in poverty reduction, agricultural production, food distribution and economic development in the States of Gujarat, Bihar and Andhra Pradesh. Their joint engagement for better policies should help reduce food insecurity sustainably.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Agricoltura e sicurezza alimentare
Politica agricola
01.08.2013 - 31.12.2016
CHF 2'150'000

Policy makers are confronted with increasingly complex challenges to food security. While these are partly tackled by diverse sector policies or programmes in the Indian context, gaps and restricted coordination are limiting factors to their efficiency. Active policy dialogue across sectors and states and concerted efforts of a diversity of stakeholders based on evidence are needed to provide better conditions for the elaboration and implementation of effective policy responses


Politicial decision-making in food security-relevant policy processes at national and state levels in India is more effective as a result of strengthened policy research and analysis capacity and interactive policy dialogues.

Gruppi target

Indian policy researchers and policy makers at state and national levels. Representatives from relevant sectors such as agricultural research, state and federal ministries, universities, farmer organisations, consumer organisations, agricultural extension, input and processing industry, NGOs.

Effetti a medio termine
  1. An Indian food security knowledge platform is established and fostered by a cluster of Indian institutions
  2. An inclusive network of individuals is active and engaged in evidence-based food security policy dialogues
  3. Relevant food security policy processes have been contributed to and effectively influenced
  4. The virtual Indian food security portal is effectively articulated with the global food security portal



Risultati fasi precedenti:  


  • Establishment of the global virtual food security portal (FSP) with food price data and policy tools
  • Contributions and support to global food security policy processes (G8, High-level task force on Food Security)
  • Enlargement of the project with the European Commission (Development Cooperation)

    Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
    Credito Cooperazione allo sviluppo
    Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
    Instituzione universitaria e di ricerca straniera
    • Gruppo consultivo per la ricerca agricola internazionale
    • IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute)

    Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF   2'150'000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF   1'779'339
    Fasi del progetto

    Fase 2 01.08.2013 - 31.12.2016   (Completed)