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World to Organize World Food Day on October 16

New Delhi (ABC Live);World Food Day :On 16 October 1945, 42 countries assembled in Quebec, Canada, to create the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Their goal was to free humanity from hunger and malnutrition, and to effectively manage the global food system – more information on FAO’s origin is available here. FAO celebrates World Food Day ... Read More »

FAO Confirms Lowest Global Food Grains Prices

6 October 2016 –New York (ABC Live): Global Food Grains Prices  : With prices for most of the internationally-traded agricultural commodities, especially for the staple grains remaining relatively ‘low and stable,’ it is expected the global food import prices will fall to a six-year low, the United Nations agricultural agency said today. “Record global production forecasts for this year’s wheat ... Read More »

AFES Genetically Engineered Mustard Report Gets Comments

New Delhi (ABC Live): AFES Genetically Engineered Mustard Report  : A total of 759 comments were received from various stakeholders on the Assessment of Food and Environmental Safety (AFES) report on environmental release of Genetically Engineered Mustard, during the consultation period (till 5.30 PM on 05.10.2016). All the comments received by the GEAC Secretariat have been sent to the Sub-Committee ... Read More »

International Year of Pulses 2016 Argues Higher Intake

Rome (ABC Live): International Year of Pulses  2016 : The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses (IYP) (A/RES/68/231) The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been nominated to facilitate the implementation of the Year in collaboration with Governments, relevant organizations, non-governmental organizations and all other relevant stakeholders. The IYP 2016 aims to ... Read More »

FAO Predicts Hike in World Cereal Production

New Delhi (ABC Live): World Cereal Production ; Despite a fall in global grain prices and the expectation of improved cereal production, global staple food prices have risen in August, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) said today. Releasing its Food Price Index, a measure of the monthly change in international prices of a basket of food commodities, the ... Read More »

Food Security, Quality through Bees

New Delhi (ABC Live): What do cucumbers, mustard, almonds and alfalfa have in common? On the surface it appears to be very little. However, there is one thing they do share: They all owe their existence to the service of bees. There is more to the tiny striped helper than sweet honey and a painful sting. For millennia, it has ... Read More »

India’s Agricultural Produces Post Harvest Loss Touches Rs. 92,651 Crore

New Delhi (ABC Live): Agricultural Produces Post Harvest Loss :The Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET), Ludhiana has estimated the annual value of harvest and post-harvest losses of agricultural produces at national level to be of the order of Rs. 92,651 Crore calculated using production data of 2012-13 at 2014 wholesale prices. Annual wastage of agricultural produce, milk, ... Read More »

Sikkim Organic Farming As Sustainable Agriculture

New Delhi (ABC Live):Sikkim Organic Farming : The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today inaugurated the Sikkim Organic Festival 2016, and addressed the Plenary Session of the National Conference on Sustainable Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, at Gangtok in Sikkim. Five presentations on reports of different groups of State Agriculture Ministers, Agriculture Production Commissioners and Agriculture Secretaries were made to the ... Read More »

Food Security under 2030 Agenda for SDGs

New Delhi (ABC Live): 22030 Agenda for SDGs :  On 25 September 2015, the UN’s 193 Member States adopted new global goals for the next 15 years (2016-30) at the UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York. “Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Issues related to food and agriculture are comprehensively integrated ... Read More »

UN Declares 2016 As International Year of Pulses

New Delhi (ABC Live): International Year of Pulses :The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses (IYP) (A/RES/68/231) The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been nominated to facilitate the implementation of the Year in collaboration with Governments, relevant organizations, non-governmental organizations and all other relevant stakeholders. The IYP 2016 aims to heighten ... Read More »