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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,

Email: mdp@irma.ac.in
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 farmincomes@irma.ac.in
  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