- Focus: Reduce food waste
- Duration: 2017 – 2020
- Public-private partnership, involving 4 project partners
FoodTechIndia (FTI) is a public-private initiative combining the strengths of Dutch agro-food companies, knowledge institutes, governmental agencies and their Indian counterparts to reduce food wastage in India through the establishment of a improved supply and cold chain.
Key problem to be addressed
India’s major challenge is to cope with the growing food consumption demand, increasing food insecurity at a fast pace. One of the key components to address this challenge is reducing agricultural food wastage along the entire value chain: approximately 40% of the country’s fruits and vegetables, worth INR 133 billion (EUR 1,8 billion), goes to waste annually.
The objective of the project is to reduce food wastage in India through the implementation of an integrated supply and cold chain infrastructure for fruits and vegetables. Furthermore, the project is focused on enabling sustainable inclusive economic growth among local small scale farmers.
The consortium initiated and coordinated by Larive contains the following sector experts jointly reducing food wastage:
Rijk Zwaan, TNO, Broekman Logistics, Future Consumer Enterprise Limited (an Indian retail group), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.