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Know The Whole Truth About Wheat Nutritional Value

New Delhi (ABC Live): Wheat Nutritional Value : The health benefits of wheat depend entirely on the form in which it is consumed. Hence to receive maximum benefit from the wholesomeness of wheat, it is important to choose wheat products made from whole wheat flour rather than those that are refined and stripped off their natural goodness. These benefits are …

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Know The WTO Agreement on Agriculture

New Delhi (ABC Live): WTO Agreement on Agriculture : The Final Act Embodying the Results of the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations”, signed by ministers in Marrakesh on 15 April 1994 is 550 pages long and contains legal texts which spell out the results of the negotiations since the Round was launched in Punta del Este, Uruguay, in September …

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Climate Experts to Investigate Senegal Cereal Production Hike

New Delhi (ABC Live):Senegal Cereal Production:  In Senegal, cereal production is estimated to have increased by 20% in 2017 compared to 2016. Climate experts will investigate how much climate services contributed to this improvement in coming years, given Senegal’s dedication to ramping up climate services in the country.  On 28 November 2017, the government of Senegal signed a decree establishing …

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Malaysia Farmers to Grow Stevia in Gamma Greenhouse

Bangi, Malaysia  (ABC Live):  gamma greenhouse : Farmers in impoverished communities in East Malaysia will be able to grow a cash crop starting next year – thanks to nuclear science supported The gamma greenhouse Stevia, a natural sugar substitute, is native to South America and would not survive in Malaysia’s tropical climate. Researchers at the Malaysian Nuclear Agency have used irradiation …

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IAEA Helps Costa Rica to Top Rank in Happy Planet Index

Vienna (ABC Live): Happy Planet Index : While the Happy Planet Index ranks Costa Rica first in the world for environmentally-friendly practices, the country is also the world’s number one producer of fertilizer-hungry pineapples. With the help of the IAEA and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Costa Rican experts are exploring the use of nuclear technology to …

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World Soil Day Reminds Us to Respect Soil

New York (ABC Live): World Soil Day :Soil is a major carbon storage system, essential for sustainable agriculture and climate change mitigation, the United Nations agriculture agency said Tuesday, launching on World Soil Day a comprehensive global map showing the amount of carbon stocks contained in soil. “Soil is the foundation of agriculture , it is where food begins,” said Maria Helena Semedo, …

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Know WTO Cotton Trade Reform Negotiations

New Delhi (ABC Live): WTO Cotton Trade Reform Negotiations :Cotton has been discussed at the WTO since the Cotton Four’s 2003 Sectoral Initiative on Cotton, and the 1 August 2004 General Council decision — sometimes called the “July 2004 Package” — covering all subjects in the WTO negotiations. The decision says that cotton will be addressed “ambitiously, expeditiously and specifically” within the agriculture negotiations. As a …

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Seven Questions on the Globalization of Farmland

Washington, D.C (ABC Live): Globalization of Farmland : A IMF working paper, entitled “The Globalization of Farmland: Theoretical and Empirical Evidence,” co-authored by Rabah Arezki, Christian Bogmans, and Harris Selod, analyzes the drivers behind the surge in transnational acquisitions of farmland in the aftermath of the Great Recession. The paper finds, for the first time, statistical evidence that land deals were …

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Know the WTO Agriculture Draft Cancún Ministerial Text

New Delhi (ABC Live): Draft Cancún Ministerial Text : General Council chairperson Carlos Pérez del Castillo and Director-General Supachai Panitchpakdi submitted their draft Cancún Ministerial Declaration to ministers on 31 August 2003. Draft Cancún Ministerial Text We reaffirm our Declarations made at Doha and the decisions we took there. We take note of the progress that has been made towards carrying out …

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FAO Calls for Resources for Agriculture Sector at COP23

Bonn (ABC Live): FAO  : Investing faster and further in agricultural climate action and to support the sustainable livelihoods of small-scale farmers will unlock much greater potential to curb emissions and protect people against climate change, sector leaders and experts said on Friday at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn. “Agriculture is a key factor for the sustainability of rural areas, the responsibility …

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