Free Webinar on Tuesday, 9 April, 2019, 1.30PM Mumbai (8:00AM GMT)
Click on this link to attend:https://dsmhnh.clickmeeting.com/coming-together-to-feed-india-09-04-2019
Today, India loses about 4% of its GDP to all forms of malnutrition. According to India’s 2015-16 national family health survey, 38% of under-fives (some 50m children) are stunted and 21% of children under five years old are wasted — or significantly underweight for their height — a sign of recent acute hunger.
In 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that all states of India must make progress on nutrition by 2022, including meeting targets around reduced stunting, undernutrition, low birthweight and anemia. In support, the Government approved upgraded fortification standards for staple foods in India. It is an important step towards sustained availability of fortified products and in turn creates a nation free from micronutrient malnutrition.
Complementary to this, industry experts push for new approaches and innovative solutions to tackle malnutrition. Reports reveal that social enterprise activities are fast developing in India with16% focusing on addressing food and nutrition issues.
DSM Human Nutrition and Health, Nutrition Improvement business aims to drive the development of affordable, nutritious products for low to middle income consumers to contribute towards the India Government’s Nutrition agenda by 2022.
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The webinar will be delivered in a panel discussion format with a DSM host, moderator and two industry experts.
You may also forward the link to your professional contacts should they wish to participate.
We hope you will join us!
SEAChange is an initiative supported by DSM and its Nutrition Improvement Team in Asia Pacific. SEAChange is a unique, action-oriented coalition of cross-sector partners whose objective is to develop effective, affordable and nutritious products aimed at low- to middle-income consumers in Southeast and South Asian countries. These products address over and under nutrition in a sustainable way and help contribute to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal number 2 – Zero Hunger.
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