In this talk, Prof. Alka Parikh talks about her journey with understanding food security. She highlights the manner in which an individual can contribute to ensure that no one goes to sleep empty stomach.
Alka Parikh is an academic activist – she has been in academics for 16 years now, shaping the young minds but at the same time, has always taken up issues for research that feed into current debates the angle of the poor, the stories from the grass root. She has worked on various aspects of development - agriculture, food and water security, micro finance, disaster management, NREGA and rural employment, education, and such. At present, she is a faculty at DA Institute of Information and Communication Technology. She is also a Trustee for Utthan and Sarvang Utkarsh. She has been Head of Center for Disaster Management at Mumbai University and has served in the working groups of Planning Commission of India for 11th and 12th Five year Plans. Dr. Parikh has written a book on food Security that has been received favorably and she was recently awarded a fellowship by the World Bank to be a consultant to Eurasian Center for Food Security.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx