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  • ADB pledges USD 14 billion for food security in Asia and Pacific by 2025

    ADB pledges USD 14 billion for food security in Asia and Pacific by 2025

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced it plans to provide at least USD 14 billion over 2022-2025 as support to ease a "worsening food crisis" in Asia and the Pacific.

    September 28, 2022
  • Food and fuel

    Food and fuel

    According to the International Food Security Assessment, 2021-31, more than 38 per cent of Pakistan’s population is food-insecure.

    July 21, 2022
  • Measures counter food security risks

    Measures counter food security risks

    A joint statement led by the World Bank was issued recently to call for urgent action to address the global food security crisis.

    July 21, 2022
  • How can the WTO help its weaker members?

    How can the WTO help its weaker members?

    The WTO has termed the outcome of the MC12 successful, saying that the organisation has secured multilaterally negotiated outcomes on some key trade issues.

    June 26, 2022
  • India warns against ‘hoarding, speculation’ causing ‘unjustifiable’ food prices

    India warns against ‘hoarding, speculation’ causing ‘unjustifiable’ food prices

    India has warned against "hoarding and speculation" running up prices of foodgrains to "unjustifiable" levels and urged for ensuring "equity" and "affordability" in the availability of food to all.

    May 20, 2022
  • China’s food security can withstand challenges

    China’s food security can withstand challenges

    The Russia-Ukraine conflict has certainly contributed to the increase in food prices and the worsening of global food security.

    April 22, 2022
  • Odisha food security beneficiaries to get additional rice for six months

    Odisha food security beneficiaries to get additional rice for six months

    To meet the additional requirement, 24,270 tonnes of rice will be supplied from the State pool with an expenditure of Rs. 91.70 crore from the State’s own fund.

    April 1, 2022
  • The science behind Hemp

    The science behind Hemp

    This is the biggest achievement for the entire hemp industry, as the FSSAI's recognition of hemp as nutritional products will not only help in the introduction of new era for the product but also bring a new wave for the hemp products.

    December 17, 2021
  • Centre amends Food Security Rules to prevent ration leakages

    Centre amends Food Security Rules to prevent ration leakages

    It aims to ensure the right quantity to beneficiaries in the distribution of subsidised foodgrains under the National Food Security Act

    June 21, 2021
  • Food For All

    Food For All

    The required increase in food production can be achieved if investments are made and policies conducive to agricultural production are put in place. But increasing production is not enough to achieve food security. It must be complemented by policies to enhance access by fighting poverty

    October 8, 2020
  • Farmers’ distress and flawed priorities

    Farmers’ distress and flawed priorities

    Firstly, the much-discussed loan waivers. Now there is no doubt that farmers need relief from debt, not just from bank loans but also from loans of private moneylenders.

    December 24, 2018
  • Kenya looks for Indian investments on strategic areas

    Kenya looks for Indian investments on strategic areas

    India is the third largest source of inbound tourists to Kenya. Over 60,000 Indian tourists visited Kenya in 2017.

    November 16, 2018
  • World Food Day: Khadya Sathi ensured food security of over 8.5 cr in Bengal, says Mamata Banerjee

    World Food Day: Khadya Sathi ensured food security of over 8.5 cr in Bengal, says Mamata Banerjee

    On the World Food Day, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday the state government had ensured food security for more than 8.5 crore people through its “Khadya Sathi” scheme. Mamata Banerjee tweeted from her Twitter account, “Today is #WorldFoodDay. We have ensured the food security of more than 8.5 crore people of...

    October 16, 2018
  • Centre lauds Punjab steps to improve procurement system

    Centre lauds Punjab steps to improve procurement system

    An official spokesperson said Union Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan, in a letter to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, has conveyed the appreciation of Union government.

    September 18, 2018
  • Ground water recharge, solar micro irrigation in 15 dists

    Ground water recharge, solar micro irrigation in 15 dists

    Fifteen water stressed districts of Odisha will be covered under ground water recharge and solar micro irrigation projects at an estimated cost of Rs 1,150 crore, the first of its kind in the country to ensure food security in vulnerable tribal areas. The Green Climate Fund (GCF), an international institutions will provide a grant of...

    August 11, 2018
  • Climate and food security~II

    Climate and food security~II

    As a comprehensive approach to sustainable agricultural development, the CSVs focus on climate change hotspots in Africa, Asia and Latin America with critical climate-smart interventions in key areas to encourage the villages to adopt (1) weather-smart activities (weather forecasts, ICT-based agro-advisories, index-based insurance, stress-tolerant crops and varieties, and climate analogues), (2) water-smart practices (resilient water...

    April 11, 2018
  • Climate and food security~I

    Climate and food security~I

    The agricultural system the world over is under tremendous pressure on the use of resources. This is largely due to the burgeoning population, urbanisation, climate change and environmental decline. The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations has estimated that food production will have to be raised by at least 60 per cent to...

    April 10, 2018