Kavita Prakash-Mani, Executive Director, Grow Asia

Singapore-based Grow Asia is a multi-stakeholder platform led by Kavita Prakash-Mani, a seasoned development executive and global citizen. As a multi-stakeholder platform, Grow Asia works to aid small farmers across the region of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and beyond. Food security continues to be a concern around the world as extreme climate conditions take a toll on agriculture and arable land. With such effects having a significant impact on those who depend on farming for a living and on the overall global food supply, Grow Asia is providing market access, finance and partnerships to those in need while addressing a large-scale global issue. Prakash-Mani spoke to Emerging Market Views about the organization’s mission and why food security has nevertheless ceased to be a constraint on the development of emerging markets.