Impact at Scale connected with Pranav Rastogi, the Head of Communications for Grow Asia. Grow Asia was established by the World Economic Forum, in collaboration with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), to convene, facilitate, and help scale action-focused partnerships and broker market-driven solutions that cultivate inclusive, resilient and sustainable food systems in Southeast Asia.

Pranav discusses the organisation's work in sustainable agriculture and food systems transformation. He shares his background in economics and development economics and his interest in solving climate change through behavioural economics.

Pranav explains how Grow Asia brings together the public and private sectors to align incentives, deliver positive climate outcomes, and increase smallholder farmers' incomes. He highlights specific programs, such as GrowHer Cacao, which focuses on women's economic empowerment, and GrowBeyond, which addresses access to finance and technology for small farmers. Pranav also discusses the challenges of working across diverse countries and the vision for the future of Grow Asia.

 

Some Topics Pranav Covered

  • Behavioral Economics in Climate Change
  • Personal Motivation for Joining Grow Asia
  • Challenges of Working Across Multiple Countries
  • Vision for the Future of Grow Asia

 

Other Titles We Considered

  1. Politicians discount the future for the present
  2. Farmers that produce most of the food with no access to funding
  3. Food system transformation is so vital for climate

Read the best-effort transcript below (This technology is still not as good as they say it is…):