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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 »

RBI Releases Urban Co operative Banks Outlook 2014 to 15

New Delhi (ABC Live):  Urban Co operative Banks Outlook 2014 to 15 : The Reserve Bank of India today released the 2nd volume of the annual publication titled ‘Primary (Urban) Co-operative Banks’ Outlook 2014-15’. The publication be accessed at http://dbie.rbi.org.in/DBIE/dbie.rbi?site=publications#!13. The publication has been brought out by the Department of Co-operative Bank Supervision of the Reserve Bank of India. The publication covers the ... Read More »

UNOOSA Aims Food Security via Space-based Technologies

New Delhi (ABC Live); United Nations Inter-Agency Meeting on Outer Space Activities (UN-Space), led by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs( UNOOSA ) has served as the focal point for inter-agency coordination and cooperation in space-related activities since 1975. At the 32nd session of UN-Space, held in Rome in 2012, representatives of participating organizations agreed to issue a ... Read More »

Uttar Pradesh Legs Behind in Soil Health Card Scheme

New Delhi (ABC Live): Soil Health Card Scheme :Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister, Sh Radha Mohan Singh has requested Uttar Pradesh Government to speed up Soil Health Card Scheme and has urged the Chief Minister of the state to monitor the programme at highest level so that it can get deserved priority. In a letter written to Chief Minister ... Read More »

India Releases Horticultural Statistics 2015

New Delhi (ABC Live):Horticultural Statistics 2015 :In order to provide detailed information on horticulture crops, Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister, Sh Radha Mohan Singh released “Horticultural Statistics at a Glance – 2015” brought out by Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare first time here today. This publication presents a comprehensive picture of the Indian horticulture sector by using ... Read More »