World Food Day: Govts need to focus on sustainable agriculture


Press Statement

Unchir-Dunktok, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, 16 October 2021: The India Greens Party (iGP) today said the governments need to focus on sustainable agriculture as food security lies in the sustainable agriculture, self-reliance and reform of markets.

In a press statement on the occasion of the World Food Day today, the IGP President Suresh Nautiyal said agriculture has made huge strides over the decades in supporting a growing world population; but still millions of people go hungry everyday as food is not distributed to those who need it the most.

“Billions of people remain malnourished because of unequal access to land, water, credit, market and food. Thus, the right to food, though a human right, is compromised and most people have no opportunity to live in dignity,” he stated.

Mr Nautiyal said in such a situation, the prospects for future food security lie only in the sustainable agriculture, localisation of food supply chains and self-reliance.

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations designated 16 October as World Food Day in 1979. The Day promotes global awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure healthy diets for all. 

He said the vision should be to reform markets to support farmers and rural livelihoods. The food supply chains should also be equipped with stringent regulations on production, storage and sale to ensure food security.

Mr Nautiyal said the objective should be to ensure that genetically modified organisms are not used because they are not the solution as they pose unacceptable risks to the environment, to the independent smaller farmers, and to the consumers, as well as to the biodiversity that is our best insurance against agricultural disasters.

Issued by Deepak Dabral, iGP Office Secretary.


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