Beyond the Green Revolution: Balancing Multiple Objectives for Sustainable Agricultural Production

Social Events
August 19, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Monday
The American Center, 24 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi, India
Contact: Prashant Srivastava,
Prashant_Srivastava@isb.edu
Open to Public
Indian School of Business in partnership with the North India Office (NIO) of the US Embassy, New Delhi is organising a session on ‘Beyond the Green Revolution: Balancing Multiple Objectives for Sustainable Agricultural Production’ on August 19, 2019. Professor Ashwini Chhatre,  Associate Professor  of Public Policy and Academic Director, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, at the Indian School of Business will be present in person at the American Center.
 
Sustainable food systems aim to provide sufficient and nutritious food while maximizing climate resilience and minimizing resource demands and negative environmental impacts. Historical practices, notably the Green Revolution, prioritized the single objective to maximize production over other nutritional and environmental dimensions. We quantitatively assess the outcomes of alternative production decisions across multiple objectives using India’s rice-dominated monsoon cereal production as an example. National and state-level strategies that consider multiple objectives in decisions about agricultural production can move beyond many of the shortcomings of the Green Revolution while reinforcing the benefits. This ability to realistically incorporate multiple dimensions into intervention planning and implementation is the crux of sustainable food production systems worldwide.