Webinar: India’s vegetables can be wealth generators

There is no better time to discuss food and nutritional security than now, as the Ukraine war, Sri Lanka crisis, and rising crude prices have led to food shortages as well as inflation. This, in turn, led to the export ban on wheat by India (now modified).

This season the Indian farmers sold wheat to many countries at prices higher than the MSP (minimum support price) offered by the government. Collectively, they affect people across the globe. Which leads us to wonder, why can’t India, with all the available technology, arable land, abundant water, and hardworking farmers, find a place for its fruits and vegetables in the international markets?

For any country, as it climbs the economic curve, the dependence on cereals reduces, and the dependence on nutrition increases. One of the biggest sources of nutrition in India, which is majorly a vegetarian country, remains vegetables.

Keeping this in mind, the Free Press Journal, in association with East-West Seed, organized a webinar — The Future of Vegetables -- where industry leaders discussed the issues, the solutions, and the steps that the government can take to make India the vegetable bowl of the world.

Read more at freepressjournal.in

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