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Towards Sustainable Communities & Sustainable Lifestyle

To demonstrate few models on Sustainable foods systems for resilient livelihoods integrating lifestyle

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Lead Applicant Organization Name


Lead Applicant Organization Type

  • Small NGO (under 50 employees)

If part of a multi-stakeholder entity (i.e. team), provide the names of other organizations and types of stakeholders collaborating with you.

M/S Odagaon Agro Producers Company Ltd M/S Dasapalla Farmers Producers Company Ltd M/S Ghantasuni Agro Producers Company Ltd M/S Saintala Agro Producers company Ltd

Website of Legally Registered Entity

How long have you / your team been working on this Vision?

  • 10+ years

Lead Applicant: In what city or town are you located?


Lead Applicant: In what country are you located?


Your Selected Place: what’s the name of the Place you’re developing a Vision for?

HIG-140-K-6-Kalingavihar, Bhuaneswar, Odisha-751019, India

What country is your selected Place located in?


Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.

Bhubaneswar the state capital of Odisha is well connected to rest of the country by surface and air with good research, academic , training institutes for learning, growing, business facilities along with art & crafts banks, communication and eco-tourism centres. It is central coordination office of UDYAMA

Describe the People and Place: Provide information that would be helpful for an outsider who has never been there and may have no context about this Place to better understand the area.

Bhubaneswar is the capital a largest city of the Indian state of Odisha , a centre of economic, educational and cultural importance of east India with the diverse ranges of heritage resources, it showcases significant sacred cultural landscape components which have evolved with the support of available natural resource base and cultural trigger as Temple City.It is in the eastern coastal plains, along the axis of the Eastern Ghats mountains.The city has an average altitude of 45 m above sea level with rich biodiversity and is a wetland of national importance. It is ten best place to visit , 1st SMART city of India . ww.growth

What is the estimated population (current 2020) in your Place?


Challenges: Describe the current (2020) and the future (2050) challenges that your food system faces.

We are running a critical time, a time when humanity must define its future. we have become more dependent and vulnerable.Our future carries both a great danger as a great promise. To move forward we must recognize that we are in the midst of a lush diversity of cultures and life forms are one human family and one Earth community with a common destiny on.time to unite to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal Human Rights, economic justice and a culture of peace. Further,unsustainable food production threatens food & nutrition security, over-fishing, soil erosion or water shortages, degradation loss of biodiversity. Food production will increasingly be impacted by climate change, in particular from the increased frequency of storms, droughts and other extreme weather events. Food production is in turn a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions as well as water scarcity and wider biodiversity issues. Over consumption and waste further exacerbate these issues by placing unnecessary pressure on the food system, whilst rising obesity rates and diet-related illness are major drivers of ill health in many parts of the world and places increasing strain on health services. In summary: ● Though progress in reducing hunger over recent decades have been substantial there are still ~800 million people without access to enough food, many in failing states and conflict zones; ● A further two billion people lack key micronutrients, particularly iron, zinc, vitamin A and iodine (this is known as the “hidden hunger”);● Two billion are overweight, creating a public health epidemic involving chronic conditions such as Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The food system is therefore failing to deliver for humanity and needs to change, taking full account of socio-cultural interactions, issues of equity and in particular the needs of the poorest who spend the greatest proportion of their income on food.

Address the Challenges: Describe how your Vision will address the challenges described in the previous question.

Sustainable Food System is largely dependent multiple factors & stakeholders.Agriculture systems have the responsibility to produce sufficient and nutritious food for all in the scenario of growing impacts of climate change and depleting and degrading natural resources. Various studies corroborate the decrease in the yield of wheat, rice and pulses production due to temperature rise and changes in precipitation caused due to climate change. Rising temperatures, changing precipitation patterns and increasing frequency of extreme weather events, caused by climate change are further expected to reduce regional water availability and impact hydrological cycles of evaporation and precipitation .To achieve this we, the peoples of the earth, to express our responsibility towards each other and the larger community and to future generations.Humanity is part of the vast universe. The Earth, our home, is a unique community. The forces of nature make our existence a demanding and uncertain adventure, but Earth also provides the conditions that are essential for the development of life. The welfare of the community and humanity depends on maintain .Again, agriculture sector evidently has linkages with the environmental systems, social and economic conditions of the people, especially the ones engaged in agriculture for livelihood - 22 percent of India’s working population. Sustainable agriculture, by its definition takes all these components into account by emphasising multidimensional (economic, environmental and social) goals for agricultural development .More than a billion farmers and their families around the world are on the front line of climate change. Their lives and livelihoods are directly affected by its impact, and they are also vital to implementing many of the solutions we need to help delay and deflect it. Wise Water Use , safe sanitation may be added value to address the challenge along with green energy and gearing green , local biodiversity conservation & Nature based solution to food fortification will facilitate for SFS, Promotion of Circular economy to recycle, reuse, restore, rehabilitate ,rejuvenate resource base and reduction of waste would be the important aspects, Promoting healthy behavior is critical to preventing chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes and respiratory ailments. There are many ways to do it — like text messaging campaigns to encourage regular doctor visits or for patients to take their medication.This is an enormous challenge for working in health care and collaboration between governments, business, civil society and the scientific community is needed to address it. , we need to bring together the brightest scientific minds to work. No single stakeholder has enough researchers with the appropriate mix of skills required to tackle this challenge &high-quality research focused on improving our understanding of the causes, presentation and progression of disease, and to inform prevention and treatment .

High Level Vision: With these challenges addressed, now provide a high level description of how the Place and the lives of its People will be different than they are now.

Time is to act & trigger citizen-actions on mainstreaming SFS in order to maximizing benefit of readiness, preparedness, better rehabilitation of ecosystem & influencing policy to add on cross cutting programs to minimizing loss, damages, risks & vulnerability linking with END-WATER-POVERTY campaign, deepening governance on water and local biodiversity , circular economy & capitalizing mainstream resources impact to livelihoods of small holdings linking with community resilient-process & climate-justice. The broad activities on science-led livelihoods focusing on landscape advancement, cluster based evidence based natural resource management, wise water use, and ecosystem based initiatives & life skill building integration with grass root innovations & inclusion is needed. UDYAMA advocates broad based livelihoods in cultivating solutions for people & planet that has added value for money to resilience building, community adaptation connecting to social, ecological, human capital in undertaking emerging issues to Next-Development-Challenges.However, the emergence of a world society offers new opportunities to build a democratic and humane world. The challenges of environmental, economic, political, social and spiritual problems are inextricably linked. it can find the solutions to solve problems.To achieve this objective, to recognize the urgent need to identify ourselves with the world community and with our own local community. We are both citizens of different nations as global citizens. The local and the global flow into one another. Everyone bears responsibility for the present and future welfare of mankind and the rest of the world. The spirit of human solidarity,kinship with all life is strengthened when we live with reverence for the mystery of being and are grateful for the fact that we live humbly and the place of man can see inside the bigger picture.It is imperative to have a shared vision of basic values ​​which provides the ethical foundation

Full Vision: How do you describe your Vision for a regenerative and nourishing food future for your Place and People for 2050?

UDYAMA is one of the partners to sustainable food systems powered by FAO & UNEP under sustainable consumption & production. . UDYAMA is deeply advocating localize the SDGs and pursuing for local action & global networking towards risk informed resilient development. Report says by 2050, the world’s population will reach 9 billion — and all will need nutritious diets. Yet despite the intrinsic relationship between the food we grow and the food we eat, the agriculture and nutrition sectors are only just now beginning to overcome decades of mutual isolation. The high rates of malnutrition among farming communities are a stark reminder that the link between agriculture and nutrition is not as it should be. Today, we are starting to see the divide between agriculture and nutrition begin to close. But it’s fair to say that our food system is broken. All the time, money and effort spent on trying to make it work still doesn’t make the food system deliver everyone an optimal diet. Today, up to 805 million people are hungry and 2 billion are malnourished — and 70 percent of them live in rural areas, with many rapidly moving to already swollen cities. At the same time, 1.4 billion are overweight and obese, fuelled by Western-style diets that are damaging the planet and our health. Climate change is increasing food insecurity — particularly for rural populations which are most vulnerable to erratic weather patterns and unpredictable planting and harvest cycles. And despite many not having enough to eat, globally we throw away a staggering 1.3 billion tons of food each year. Dietary diversity is among the key components of a healthy diet. In an ideal world everyone would have access to diverse diets, with a mix of fruits, vegetables and whole grains that provide the nutrients we need to live productive, healthy lives. That ideal, however, is still some way off. Across the entire agricultural value chain there are opportunities to make food more nutritious at each stage. From seed choices and growing techniques to processing food and bringing products to market, innovations and individuals are making the food system work better. We are building the evidence base to better understand where nutrition is being woven into the agricultural chain, and how we can scale up these innovations. food systems encompass the entire range of actors and their interlinked activities involved in the production, aggregation, processing, distribution, consumption and disposal of food products that originate from agriculture, forestry or fisheries, and parts of the broader economic, societal and natural environments in which they are embedded. Food systems must be considered in the context of rapid population growth, urbanization, growing wealth, changing consumption patterns, and globalization as well as climate change and the depletion of natural resources. Agriculture has always been at the mercy of unpredictable weather, but a rapidly changing climate is making agriculture an even more vulnerable enterprise.The overall impact of climate change on agriculture, however, is expected to be negative—reducing food supplies and raising food prices.a sustainable food system is a food system that delivers food security and nutrition for all in such a way that the economic, social and environmental bases to generate food security and nutrition for future generations are not compromised. This means that:It is profitable throughout ; It has broad-based benefits for society ; It has a positive or neutral impact on the natural environment . Challenge is undernourishment or hunger (not having enough dietary energy), under nutrition or hidden hunger and dietary-related noncommunicable diseases are the three major challenges in the fight against malnutrition . fact that there are many food security and sustainability challenges facing the food system. The global population is forecast to exceed 10 billion by 2050, leading to an increasing demand for food and placing further pressure on finite resources,there will be growing competition for land, energy and water, with the latter being of particular concern as a number of very major aquifers will be exhausted by 2025. Thus, more food will need to be produced with less.other way is diet, obesity and health: from science to policy, impact could climate change have on food production and health.The food system is therefore failing to deliver for humanity and needs to change, taking full account of socio-cultural interactions, issues of equity and in particular the needs of the poorest who spend the greatest proportion of their income on food.. The food system is composed of sub-systems (e.g. farming system, waste management system, input supply system, etc.) and interacts with other key systems (e.g. energy system, trade system, health system, etc.) Emphasis on food systems. Supplements are very important, especially in emergency situations, Inter & intra integration,Social protection is having an impact on the nutrition of an entire community and have educational, organizational and social implications,Nutritional education is one the key trends at schools,

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Attachments (48)

Profile of UDYAMA.pdf

Profile of UDYAMA

Sustainable Livelihood and fair climate change Report.pdf

Action & reflection on sustainable livelihoods & fair Climate UDYAMA

Draft Policy on Org.Farmg.0001.pdf

Organic Agriculture policy Odisha

Systemic Solutions for Healthy Food Systems.pdf

concept on food systems by UDYAMA


Global Nutrition Report & gives country level status

odish nutrition strategy.pdf

Strategy Paper on Nutrition for Odisha

india Nutrition report.pdf

This is India Nutrition Report talks Status of Food & nutrition

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Hi People Food Safety  welcome to the Food System Vision Prize Community!

What would life in Bhubaneswar look like in 2050?

Since your Vision will be designed specifically for the Place and People you’ve selected, it will be very valuable to understand the needs, aspirations, motivations, and challenges of your Place and its People. You can find some inspiration and tools to help you with your research in the Vision Prize Toolkit in Chapter 3 under Tools of Transformation.

We've built a very comprehensive Food Vision Prize Toolkit with a lot of information, activities, and guidelines. The Toolkit will help you refine your Vision and make it systemic, human-centred and well informed for the future.
Here is the link to the Prize Toolkit:
Look forward to seeing your Vision evolve through the coming weeks

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There will be no shortage of safe food and nutrition by 2050. No one will die without treatment. The economic condition of the people will be improved through the agricultural industry. Will turn into a high income country. The demand for energy and electricity will be met through the use of agricultural waste. Will be able to deal with climate change problems, gain higher education and gain specialized knowledge in digital communication and information technology. There will be no gender and religious discrimination. Will grow as a developed nation.

Photo of Village Development  Center (VDC)

There will be no shortage of safe food and nutrition by 2050. No one will die without treatment. The economic condition of the people will be improved through the agricultural industry. Will turn into a high income country. The demand for energy and electricity will be met through the use of agricultural waste. Will be able to deal with climate change problems, gain higher education and gain specialized knowledge in digital communication and information technology. There will be no gender and religious discrimination. Will grow as a developed nation.

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