India’s Evergreen Revolution

“You are not Atlas carrying the world on your shoulder. It is good to remember that the planet is carrying you.” - Dr. Vandana Shiva

  • Pratibha Singh Eine Welt Netzwerk Thüringen e. V. Jena, Germany.

Abstract

Global food security is one of the most pressing challenges the world is facing today. In an era dominated by fast-paced technological
and digital progress in the agricultural landscape, famines still break loose and continue unabated in certain parts of
the world. The recent hunger crisis that erupted in the Horn of Africa only further reaffirms this claim. The problem of hunger
and malnourishment extends beyond the frontiers of Africa. Despite its economic achievements, India hosts the world’s largest
number of undernourished and malnourished people. Using India as a case study, this article attempts to situate hunger and
food insecurity in a multidimensional context, which is not only triggered by natural factors (e.g. climate change and natural
disasters) but also stems from structural inequality existing in the domestic and global order. The Sustainable Development
Goals (SDGs) outlined in the Agenda 2030 stress achieving zero hunger and enumerate further sub-goals to serve as blueprints
for its execution. Against this background of hunger and food security, India is analysed for its capacity and performance in
achieving the target of zero hunger. Additionally, this paper seeks to assess the extent to which sustainable goals are sufficient
in the battle towards eliminating hunger by taking into account India’s position in the global order.

Published
2019-01-01
How to Cite
Singh, P. (2019). India’s Evergreen Revolution. Future of Food: Journal on Food, Agriculture and Society, 5(2), 70-79. Retrieved from http://fofj.org/index.php/FOFJ/article/view/60