Role of research and innovation in transforming food systems in South Asia

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Abstract: Food systems are at the heart of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. However, the current food system in South Asia is dysfunctional and needs transformation to deliver benefits to people and the planet. Achieving this requires both an evidence base for radical new policies and the adoption of innovations across the food value chain at scale.

The authors are the South Asia Representative and the India Representative of the International Rice Research Institute, South Asia Regional Office, New Delhi, India, respectively. n.meah@irri.org. The article should be cited as Role of research and innovation in transforming food systems in South Asia,  Geography and You, 21(147): 8-14.