Local food systems are once again gaining attention, both at the national as well as the global level, not just for the several benefits it can offer, but for the growing realisation that it is the only way for the survival of the planet. Several problems that our country is facing today – food insecurity, rising food prices, hunger, malnutrition, loss of biodiversity, is firmly rooted in the way we produce and consume our food. It’s time to rethink, reeducate, and regrow our food system, which is healthy and sustainable. There are a number of practical solutions already available. In this issue, we have made an attempt to present some of them through field experiences where local communities have built a sustainable local systems of food production and consumption.
P V Satheesh
Alok Kumar Badoghar