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Sanjay Sethi - Food Security RAK Event

  1. 1. Food Security – Analysis and Solutions Sanjay Sethi
  2. 2. 2 Contents 1. Global and Local Analysis of Food Security 2. World Hunger Map 3. Grow Africa 4. Strategy to combat Hunger 5. A model integrated agricultural project 6. Concept of a Mega Food Park 7. Case Studies
  3. 3. 3 • Every decade, world has been able to reduce the number of under nourished people by about 100 million and about 800 million are still in the vulnerable condition. Sub- Saharan Africa has the highest prevalence of undernourishment, around one in four people in the region remains undernourished. • Sustained political commitment at the highest level is a prerequisite for hunger eradication. It entails placing food security and nutrition at the top of the political agenda and creating an enabling environment for improving food security and nutrition through adequate investments, better policies, legal frameworks, stakeholder participation and a strong evidence base. • Hunger reduction requires an integrated approach, which would include: public and private investments to raise agricultural productivity; better access to inputs, land, services, technologies and markets; measures to promote rural development; social protection for the most vulnerable, including strengthening their resilience to conflicts and natural disasters; and specific nutrition programs. • For Middle Eastern countries to ensure their long term food security, Africa offers a great opportunity which has 60% of world arable not under cultivation. Global and Local Analysis of Food Security
  4. 4. Food Security Strategy 4 World Hunger Map
  5. 5. Progress in “hunger” reduction, Source:. IFPRI 2008. Global Hunger Index 2008 vs. 1990 lack of calories, child under-nutrition, child death
  6. 6. 6 Who is affected by hunger? Source: UN Millennium Project, HungerTask Force, 2005.
  7. 7. 7 Current Areas of Physical and Economic Water Scarcity Source: Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture, 2007.
  8. 8. 8 Cereal Yields by World Region, 1960-2005
  9. 9. 9 Strategy for reducing Poverty and improving Food and Nutrition Security in Africa • African farmers are asset-poor, marginal changes in productivity in low-valued staple crops at the household level are unlikely to facilitate an economic shift to a higher- level equilibrium • Markets for staples in sub-Saharan Africa tend to be very price-inelastic, so fluctuations in productivity result in widely varying prices • The lack of market connectivity and adequate storage facilities results in local price slumps at harvest time, when many of the poorest households are most in need of income. • The combination of local market isolation, weak infrastructure, price inelasticity, and a general sense of hopelessness among persistently poor households creates disincentives to adoption of productivity-enhancing technologies • Small-scale irrigation technologies might play in breaking the cycle of low productivity and precipitating a sustainable escape from persistent poverty in sub- Saharan Africa.
  10. 10. 10 Key Challenges for A New Green Revolution 10 Inadequate Infrastructure and Supply Chain Skill Gap Research & Development Market LinkageGovernmental Interventions Funding Assistance for agricultural inputs
  11. 11. 11 Murphy’s Law In order to raise money – first you prove that you do not need it
  12. 12. 12 Perceived risks – changing fiscal terms
  13. 13. 13 Perceived risks – Poor infrastructure
  14. 14. 14 Perceived risks – safety concerns
  15. 15. 15 Infrastructure Solution Create a Hub and Module concept which will enable a developing country to fast-track a modern commercial agricultural sector.
  16. 16. 16 Investment Module 500 Hectares Community Health, Education and Housing SML Provider of Services and Infrastructure for 12000 Hectares Investment Module 500 Hectares Smallholder Farmers 10000 Hectares Concept – Integrated Agri Park Investment Module 500 Hectares Investment Module 500 Hectares Agri Park Power, Housing, Water, Roads, Office and Workshop Services Agronomy, Storage, Purchasing, Credit & Repairs
  17. 17. 17 Wholesale Market Evolution TWM TRADITIONALWHOLESALE MARKET MTM MODERNTERMINAL MARKET MFP MEGA FOOD PARK  Price discovery  Aggregation  Physical exchange  Serving large population  Hub & Spoke Model  Transparent & efficient price discovery  Stronger farm linkages  Market information  Storage facilities  Integrated trade for fresh Synergistic cluster based approach Value addition facilities  Common infrastructure  Scale of economy  Integrated trade of fresh as well as processed Wholesale Market Evolution Enablers: Government support, modern trade, increased awareness
  18. 18. 18 Mega Food Park - Concept Cluster Based Approach
  19. 19. 19 Mechanized Handling
  20. 20. 20 Silo Technology - Shipping Special Food grain Carrying Wagons 2 Discharges at Bottom Top Hatch for Grain Feeding Wagon Loading System
  21. 21. 21 Modern Loading Dock
  22. 22. 22
  23. 23. 23 23 Solar Powered Refrigerated Warehouses
  24. 24. 24Copyrights © 2009 All Rights Reserved. Arshiya International Ltd Pan India Rail Dedicated Freight Corridor  Connecting the modern FTWZs  Strategic Rail Terminal Network across India
  25. 25. 25 Cold Store Logistics Park, Hong Kong Packing & Ripening Centre Fresh Produce Cold Centre for storage Temperature-Controlled Dock Trading Arena easy access & well planned layout Discharge & Parking Zone Business Complex provide exhibitions services for local & international clients
  26. 26. Libya Operations – Before Project Start
  27. 27. Slip-form Canal Machine
  28. 28. Al Khadra Facilities
  29. 29. Al Khadra Reservoir
  30. 30. 430 Horse Power – 4 wheel drive
  31. 31. Planting Rig
  32. 32. First wheat crop
  33. 33. Irrigation Canal
  34. 34. Wheat
  35. 35. 35 Libya Operations - Statistics • 9,000 Hectares = 35 square miles. • Corn, Wheat, Alfalfa & Barley. • 70 Employees. • Delivered 1,000 semi loads of wheat in 2011 to Benghazi Flour Mill.
  36. 36. 36 Aerial View
  37. 37. “For too long, we've taken food for granted.We cannot go on like this.”
  38. 38. 38 sethi100@gmail.com +971 563124677 Sanjay Sethi Managing Director & CEO Signature Agri Ventures Ltd. Thank You

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