TAFSSA is a One CGIAR regional integrated initiative to support actions that improve equitable access to sustainable healthy diets, improve farmers’ livelihoods and resilience, and conserve land, air, and water resources in South Asia.
TAFSSA will conduct research, and create change through a wide range of public and private partners and stakeholders in India, Bangladesh and Nepal.
Right: Prof Manoj Dora speaking to a vegetable farmer on an exposure visit to Naland, Bihar, India.Visit the main TAFSSA website
South Asia’s agricultural systems are dominated by millions of smallholders. Most are unable to participate in markets due to diseconomies of scale, weak market linkages, unsustainable supply chains, and high price fluctuations, which lead to low farm diversification and compromised farmer incomes.
This transdisciplinary research seeks to map the impact of food waste across the different stakeholders in the tomato, rice and fish value chain (VC) in India, Bangladesh and Nepal using "lean thinking" principles.
This new sustainability dimension of mapping the impact of food waste will contribute to both academic knowledge and improve industrial performance.
The specific objectives of our work package are to:
TAFSSA therefore aims to:
Professor in Sustainable Production and Consumption