What is it about?

The food sector is a land-intensive sector and with growing food requirements (due to rising population), it is important to assess and reduce the bio-productive land requirements in this sector. It should be borne in mind that we just have one earth with limited (or rather depleting) bio-productive land available for all our energy and material needs. This article is an attempt in this direction, particularly in a developing country context of India.

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Why is it important?

Our findings show that there is a significant potential available to reduce the environmental impact in the food processing sector.


This article is of special value to me as my son (Pulkit) is a co-author of this study. He contributed significantly to this research through data collection, analysis and drafting the manuscript.

Ravi Prakash
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology

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This page is a summary of: Ecological footprint assessment and its reduction for industrial food products, International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, October 2019, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/19397038.2019.1665119.
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