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Deep Dive Session 7.4: Toward Healthy Diet from Sustainable Food Systems

04:00 pm - 05:30 pm
Auditorium 3: Nutrition and Health

This session will delve into key strategies and challenges for fostering healthier diets, with a particular focus on India. This session will convene a diverse panel of academics, industry leaders, and government officials to discuss the multifaceted aspects of food security and nutrition.


  • Yasmin Siddiqi, Director, Director, Agriculture, Food, Nature and Rural Development Sector Office, Sector Group, ADB


  • Pawan Agarwal, Founder and CEO of the Food Future Foundation (India) and former CEO of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
  • Eram S. Rao, Professor, Dept of Food Technology, Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences, Delhi University


  • Shigeyuki Takeuchi, Senior Manager, Global Communications Department, Ajinomoto 
  • Hsiao Wei Lee, Country Head, Afghanistan, WFP 
  • Cherrie Atilano, CEO, Agrea, and Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) Trustee


Cherrie Atilano

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

AGREA Agricultural Systems International Inc.

Eram Rao

Professor, Department of Food Technology, Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences

Delhi University (India)

Hsiao-Wei Lee

Country Head, Afghanistan

World Food Programme

Pawan Agarwal

Founder and CEO

Food Future Foundation (India)

Shigeyuki Takeuchi

Associate General Manager, Global Communications Department, Science Group


Yasmin Siddiqi

Director, Agriculture, Food, Nature, and Rural Development Sector Office, Sectors Group

Asian Development Bank