Exploring Innovation and Sustainability in the Potato Supply Chains

  • Gyan Prakash


This paper explores the innovations in the food consumption and production systems in India using the case study of potatoes. This paper presents a mapping of the potato supply chain and explores the input and outputs of the system. Constraints at each stage are identified and suitable recommendations are presented. Linkage between technological innovation and sustainability of the potato production system is presented. The food production and consumption system in India is undergoing rapid transformation in relation to technology, production methods, economic structure and relation between key organizations and institutions. However, agricultural markets are still inefficient and imperfect in many parts of the country. The nature of food system is powered by changes in regulations, shifts in consumption patterns, economic competition between processors and super-markets and pressures from international competitors. India is witnessing many organizational changes which are still evolving from traditional farming to co-operatives and agri-business models. The changes that take place within the food system have impact upon the actors involved in the supply chain and on the sustainability of food system in general.


Potato supply chain Sustainability Innovation Food system 


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  1. 1.ABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management GwaliorGwaliorIndia

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