A well-managed food value chain is a pre-requisite for sustainable livelihood and is the solution for losses incurred due to extreme climate variability. To address the issue, the Confederation of Indian Industry - Gujarat Knowledge Application & Facilitation Centre (CII-GKAFC) organised a one day seminar on “Sustainable Food Value Chain for Climate Smart Agriculture” on 9 May, 2015 at Ahmedabad.
The report, in Gujarati language, jointly prepared by CII-GKAFC and its Knowledge Partner, National Council for Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Public Leadership (NCCSD) was released during the conference.
The report addresses the need for Sustainable Agriculture to combat the adverse effects of Climate Change. It is brought out that a value chain consisting of the local storage facility, and the cold chain performs value addition at the producers' end, resulting, not only in reduction of their losses but also helping them to earn more as there is a huge demand for processed agro products. In adopting Sustainable Food Value Chain best practices, producers can increase their earnings from 5 to 25%.
Key topics covered include:
- Current status and scope of supply chain management
- Various technical solutions to the farmer’s problems
- Importance of Climate Smart Agriculture
- Opportunity of developing processing units at farm level
- Government schemes to promote sustainable agriculture
- Success stories and other key concepts