The Indian food consumption landscape is changing significantly. Not only will the quantum of food that would be required to feed the growing population increase, but the changing dietary patterns would mandate the discovery of foods that are healthy, safe, and able to meet the nutritional requirements of consumers. While India has successfully managed to be self-sufficient when it comes to the production of several agriculture and horticulture crops, changing demand patterns will need us to explore intensification techniques to address limited agriculture resources sustainably. To manage evolving food demands, significant disruptions would be required at the supply end, to which, technology will serve as a key enabler. Additionally, production systems need to be geared towards addressing food safety and ensuring traceability of the product to meet evolved consumer demands.
In this context, CII in collaboration with Deloitte has prepared this report on “Future of food: Innovation in managing demand and supply disruptions”. The report focusses on analysing key consumption trends and how production strategies need to be geared up to meet the growing demand for food sustainably and the opportunities for food processing and agritech players. We hope that the insights shared in this report will help identify new opportunities and unlock the potential across the food and agribusiness value chain.
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