Food and Agricultural challenges

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Kumari ARIVIAL PERAVAI YOUNG SCIENTIST PROGRAMME 2012 – 2013 MAROON TEAM

Main topic : “Food and Agriculture – Challenges”
Research topic : “Food production and Consumption”
Team members :
i. J.S.Anandhu Krishna [ leader ] ii. S.Anjali [ convener ] iii. R.S.Athira iv. A.N.Athithya
v. Balathiraviam vi. Karansagar vii. Sowbiya viii. Reshma Sen ix. Jinolin
Maroon team officials :
Team coordinator : Shri.L.Edwin Sam [ Social Scientist ]
Scientist : Er.P.Murugan [ Manager (Rtd.), ISRO, Mahendragiri ]
Resource Person : Er.S.Murugan [ ISRO, Mahendragiri ]
Doctor : Dr.K.Vijayakumar [ National President, IMA ]
Counselor : Shri.P.Gopalan [ Administrative officer, Excel Central School ]
Consultant : Er.L.Muthu [ Dy. Director, ISRO, Valiyamala (Rtd.) ]
Guide Teacher : Ms.Shunmugha Priya [ Teaching Faculty, Excel Global School ] “Food Production and Consumption” Contents :

I. Introduction
II. Objectives and Methodology
III. Food Production and Consumption trends in India
i. Food production trends ii. Green Revolution iii. Technological developments iv. Disadvantages and Advantages of modern technologies
v. Food Consumption trends vi. Country – Country variations vii. Link between Production and Consumption
IV. Production, Procurement and Distribution constraints
i. Food production constraints ii. Urban Market Facilities and Management iii. Food retailing iv. Markets : Hygiene, Health, Security and Environment
v. PDSs
V. Food Wastage
i. Food Wastage – an overview
ii.



References: www.wiki.org www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov www.foodnavigator.asia.com Britannica Encyclopedia, F Series [ Food ] Green technologies in food production, pg no: 149, 2012 edition; author: Joyce.I.Boye www.wattagnwt.com www.meattradenewsdaily.com www.newsonair.com 25 .

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