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 invite you for a Management Development Programme (MDP) on 

 Thought for Food: 

Systems Thinking for Managing Sustainable Transitions 

Institute of Rural Management Anand, India

October 13-15, 2022

  • Are you passionate about creating sustainable food systems?

  • Are you curious about finding systemic solutions to complex problems?

  • Do you want to receive mentoring and networking support?

 If so, please JOIN US! 

About the Programme

Given the problems with industrial agriculture, the need for transition to a new paradigm of sustainable and equitable food systems is clear. However, the ‘how’ requires systemic shifts in collective values, public policies, markets, and knowledge systems. This programme offers a critical thinking and doing toolkit for anyone interested in contributing to sustainable transition pathways, especially in food systems.​

Benefits of the Programme

  • Develop analytical frameworks to engage with complex issues in food systems

  • Gather content knowledge regarding sustainable farming practices

  • Practical insights and mentorship support post-training in applying insights in real-life situations

  • Be part of a cohort with access to networks such as National Coalition for Natural Farming, Revitalising Rainfed Agriculture, APCNF, Kisan Swaraj, etc. that can help build state level coalitions and natural farming movements

  • Interested academics (researchers and students) have a unique opportunity to build a network on transition studies in India

What will you learn?

  • Building skillsets in systems thinking for managing organizations, including public systems

  • Creating a new generation of development professionals by rooting empathy, justice, collective wisdom, and climate grammar in all activities

  • Creating learning alliances for sustainable transitions

Who should attend?

  • Project co-ordinators and field facilitators of CSOs, NGOS engaged in food, nutrition, and farm-based projects

  • Government functionaries at district or state level

  • Employees working in CSR foundations keen on setting an organic / natural farming /sustainable agriculture vertical

  • Academics, researchers, and activists

  Key Facilitators  


C Shambu Prasad




Arvind Balasubramanian

Director, Socratus Foundation
for Collective Wisdom

  Programme Fee & Registration  

The programme fee is INR 26,550/- (inclusive of 18% GST ), which includes boarding & lodging (single AC room), tuition fee, reading material, stationery, etc. The fee should be paid in advance through NEFT/RTGS.

To register, contact Mr. Oliver Macwan,

Mob: 09974072693​

  Last date to register is 7th October 2022  

  Scholarships Available  

The Partial scholarship is available for those with civil society organizations. For scholarships write to
  Last date to apply for scholarships is 30th September 2022.  

 Previous Workshops 

The first MDP of the series "Thought For Food: Systems Thinking for Managing Sustainable Transitions" was held from July 18-20, 2022. Catch the news & highlights here

Glimpses from the workshop

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