THIS WEEK ON EDIBLE ISSUES
21st September 2018
What has women empowerment got to do with feeding the hungry, you ask? A lot of things!
Women make up more than 70% of the agricultural workforce in India and 86% of their livelihood depends on agriculture.
But because of social construct from the past, they don’t have the same access to land or inputs like improved seeds, fertilizers etc.
According to FAO, if women were able to access the same agricultural resources as men, the agricultural productivity would increase by 20–30% in developing countries, which could potentially feed unto 150 million of the hungry people.
With more people (mostly men) migrating towards cities, the dynamics of roles are beginning to change in villages with women becoming decision makers.
Sowing the seeds of education and equal opportunities for women (not just in agriculture) will go a long way in solving world hunger.
Meanwhile, dive into this week’s issue.
Anusha & Elizabeth
eRythu is Digitising the Agricultural Marketplace: Inc42
The Andhra Pradesh government launched the e-Rythu app that will create cashless payments and connect small-scale farmers looking to sell their produce to the right buyers.
Payback plans to enter neighbourhood kirana stores with PoS terminals: Inc42
PoS terminals have gained significance to offline operators after demonetisation of November 2016. Payback intends to service the 12Mn market of convenience/Kirana stores in India.
- Read about the growing interest in horticulture, its challenges and how farmers across India are adapting to chase this opportunity.
- Amaizz and these other amazing start-ups are innovating in agri-tech and health across Africa and India
- Farmers continue to suffer as low inflation numbers drops prices
- Walmart got Flipkart but Amazon now has More
- Online grocery is heating up as Big Basket and Grofers revive merger talks
- Increased investments in India’s dairy sector is driving competition
- Anuj Rathi, Swiggy’s vice-president of product management talks POP, curated menus and SUPER
- Viney Singh, CEO of Fabindia, talks about the company’s foray into food
- FSSAI’s new initiative to boost meat safety through training, food safety audits and certification of animal feed
Know more about the World Heritage Cuisine Summit and Food Festival in Amritsar, Punjab this October 12th-14th
FSSAI launches Food Innovators Network: Fine tuning India’s start-up ecosystem
Why aren’t there many international QSR food brands from India?
Something more than just food:
Ankush Bhandari: From tiffin service provider to data scientist
Something to look forward to:
Drone Regulations 2.0 May Accommodate Delivery For Food
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Published on 21st September 2018