CUTS with its consortium partners, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI, India), National Institute for Consumer Research (SIFO, Norway), and Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI, Norway) is implementing a project ‘Food Security in India: The Interactions of Climate Change, Economics, Politics and Trade’. The project is supported by The Research Council of Norway and seeks to explore a model for analysing food security in India through the interactions of climate change, economics, politics and trade.
A major component of the project is to understand perceptions of various stakeholders with regard to food security and related issues. More specifically, the purpose is to understand stakeholders’ perception on possible effects of climate change on agricultural production in India and to also effects of changes in food entitlements on household food security.
To advance the activities of the project, CUTS International and IFPRI jointly organised a workshop at New Delhi, on March 11, 2014. The major objective of the workshop was to discuss and explore possible effects of climate change on agricultural production in India and to understand effects of changes in food entitlements on household food security. A CUTS publication entitled, ‘National Food Security Act of India, 2013: A Compendium’ was also released on the occasion.