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FAO Plans Global Drive Against Yellow Rust, Stem Rust

New York (ABC Live): As new data shows that wheat in Africa, Asia and Europe is increasingly threatened by fresh groups of wheat rust, the United Nations agricultural agency is highlighting the need for early detection and rapid action to keep the fungus under control. Two studies produced by scientists in collaboration with the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) ... Read More »

No Food Prices Hike in December 2016 : FAO

New Delhi (ABC Live):The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged almost 172 points in December 2016, unchanged from November with strong gains in the prices of vegetable oils and dairy largely offsetting a fall in sugar and meat quotations. For 2016 as a whole, the index averaged 161.6 points, down 1.5 percent from 2015, representing the fifth consecutive annual decline. ... Read More »

Water Scarcity Obstructs SDGs: FAO

New York (ABC Live): The head of the United Nations agricultural agency today urged the international community to promote more efficient use of water and to take steps to secure water access, especially for poor family farmers. Addressing the annual Global Forum for Food and Agriculture now underway in Berlin, the Director-General of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), José ... Read More »

Gender Equality Via Wheat Gender Strategy

New Delhi (ABC Live): Wheat gender strategy: Wheat provides 21% of the food calories and 20% of the protein for more than 4.5 billion people in 94 developing countries. Accounting for a fifth of humanity’s food, wheat is second only to rice as a source of calories in the diets of developing country consumers, and it is first as a ... Read More »

Climate-Smart Agriculture Key to Food Security

New Delhi (ABC Live): Climate-smart agriculture (CSA); Between now and 2050, the world’s population will increase by one-third. Most of these additional 2 billion people will live in developing countries. At the same time, more people will be living in cities. If current income and consumption growth trends continue, as per estimates that agricultural production will have to increase by ... Read More »

India Milk Producers to Get Bank Accounts by January 30, 2017

New Delhi (ABC Live): India Milk Producers: Consequent upon the Governments decisions of demonetization, certain unintended impacts have been observed especially in the sectors thriving upon sheer cash transactions. In this regards, non-availability of funds to the co-operative banks for making payments to Milk producers/farmers by dairy co-operative against the milk supplied by then came to the notice of the ... Read More »

ICAR-NRRI Develops Mobile app riceXpert for Rice Growers

New Delhi (ABC Live): Mobile app riceXpert : The ICAR-NRRI ‘ricexpert’ App provides information to farmers in real time on insect pests, nutrients, weeds, nematodes and disease-related problems, rice varieties for different ecologies, farm implements for different field and post harvest operations. It is a web-based application systems which facilitates flow of information from the farmer to the farm scientist and get ... Read More »

Global Wood Production Ups By 8 percent in 2015

Rome – Global Wood Production : Global production of all major wood products grew for the sixth consecutive year in 2015, while trade in wood products decreased slightly, according to new data published by FAO today. The increase was mainly boosted by the continuous economic growth in Asia, a recovering housing market in North America and scaling up of the bioenergy targets. In ... Read More »

FAO Approves Strategic Framework for 2030 SDGs

9 December 2016, Rome (ABC Live): – Strategic Framework for 2030 SDGs: The 155th session of the FAO Council wound down today, with Members giving the thumbs-up to the creation of a new department focused on climate change and approving a fine-tuned strategic framework that fully aligns the Organization’s work with the 2030 Global Agenda. Starting next year, the new Department ... Read More »

Global Agricultural Situation to Improves in 2017: UN Report

8 December 2016 New York (ABC Live): Global Agricultural Situation :This year, the world suffered many weather-related shocks and civil conflicts which pressured food security for many countries, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), said today in a new report, which said that while the global agricultural situation is posited to improve in 2017, some 39 countries currently ... Read More »