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  • Russia-Ukraine war could push 11-19mn into hunger worldwide: FAO

    Russia-Ukraine war could push 11-19mn into hunger worldwide: FAO

    The spokesperson cited the FAO's latest food outlook report, which pointed to a likely tightening of food commodity markets in 2022

    June 11, 2022
  • Should Billionaires Pay?

    Should Billionaires Pay?

    The inherent justification of the rich paying for societal issues stems from inequality. Financial inequality is an unfortunate truth around which the world has no answers. But what remains disturbing is its degree the top 1 per cent owns 43 per cent of global wealth, the ratio is worse regionally for developing and underdeveloped nations. Oxfam reports on inequality state that the Covid pandemic has made the world more unequal

    January 14, 2022
  • Government will soon decide ‘right age’ for marriage of girls in India: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    Government will soon decide ‘right age’ for marriage of girls in India: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    'From across the country, daughters have written to me asking why the concerned committee has not given its decision yet. I assure you that as soon as the report comes, the government will act on it,' PM said.

    October 16, 2020
  • PM Modi to release commemorative coin to mark 75th Anniversary of FAO

    PM Modi to release commemorative coin to mark 75th Anniversary of FAO

    The event marks the highest priority accorded by the government to agriculture and nutrition and is a testament of the resolve to completely eliminate hunger, undernourishment and malnutrition.

    October 14, 2020
  • Soil in distress

    Soil in distress

    Soil, including topsoil, is one such natural resource. Soil health is showing signs of fatigue due to intensive and unscientific cultivation. In spite of the impressive increase in food production in the last half century, humanity is finding it very difficult to provide more food for more people. Experts are unanimous in mentioning the multiple threats confronting the ability of the world to expand food supplies

    March 27, 2020
  • FAO aids Indonesian farmers, fishermen recover after earthquake, tsunami

    FAO aids Indonesian farmers, fishermen recover after earthquake, tsunami

    More than 200,000 people have been displaced and over 3,000 people have lost their lives or are missing due to the recent disasters, according to the UN.

    November 6, 2018
  • Child labour in agriculture rising: FAO

    Child labour in agriculture rising: FAO

    Observing the World Day Against Child Labour, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has stated that child labour in agriculture was rising in recent years, driven in part by an increase in conflicts and climate-induced disasters. Of the 152 million child labourers in the world, the vast majority – 108 million – are engaged …

    June 14, 2018
  • Urban rush – of migration and food security

    Urban rush – of migration and food security

    Global trends are indicative of the travesties faced by populations, who migrate due to lack of food security and conflict.

    October 26, 2017