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Hunger is a weapon of war but the World Food Programme can't build peace on its own
World

Hunger is a weapon of war but the World Food Programme can't build peace on its own

Hunger has been used as a weapon of war for many years, but the issue has recently risen to prominence because of the increased risk of mass starvation in today’s conflicts.

Famine Tales from India and Britain: Project employs graphic and folk artists to illustrate perils of scarcity
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Famine Tales from India and Britain: Project employs graphic and folk artists to illustrate perils of scarcity

The Famine Tales project aims to initiate a cross-cultural dialogue on food security and famines as urgent matters of concern, as opposed to distant episodes in history

Desert locust swarms invade India: They are millimetres in size but millions in numbers
India

Desert locust swarms invade India: They are millimetres in size but millions in numbers

The current locust swarm is thought to have originated in southern Iran due to the Indian Ocean Dipole, which caused warmer waters to its west and cooler waters to its east.

FM says three meals a day being provided to urban homeless people, but plight of migrant workers under lockdown shows food security is a far cry
India

FM says three meals a day being provided to urban homeless people, but plight of migrant workers under lockdown shows food security is a far cry

Several recent reports have shown that with work drying up, inadequate food has been a major concern for most of the urban poor.

Coronavirus Outbreak: COVID-19 exposes lacunae in India's food security, system needs overhaul from production to last-mile delivery
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: COVID-19 exposes lacunae in India's food security, system needs overhaul from production to last-mile delivery

One of the most critical challenges that the current coronavirus pandemic has underscored is India's ability of the food sector to effectively cope with crisis situations.

India has expanded food security net, made strides in education and sanitation but gender equality, health need more attention
India

India has expanded food security net, made strides in education and sanitation but gender equality, health need more attention

In rural India, 36.52 percent population was getting a safe piped water supply in 2017 and it has increased to 40.50 percent in December 2019.

Lockdown impact: With no access to livelihood, small scale fisheries sector needs urgent relief measures from govt
Business

Lockdown impact: With no access to livelihood, small scale fisheries sector needs urgent relief measures from govt

The semi-organised to unorganised fisheries sector, particularly the small scale fishers are worst-hit in any national or global crisis.

Coronavirus Outbreak: With a stressed Rabi season, it's imperative to ensure speedy delivery of Zaid, Kharif seeds to farmers
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: With a stressed Rabi season, it's imperative to ensure speedy delivery of Zaid, Kharif seeds to farmers

Agriculture is the backbone of our survival and most of our agriculture today depends on quality seeds and the organised seed sector.

Land clearing, farming contribute a third of the world’s greenhouse gases: UN Report
science

Land clearing, farming contribute a third of the world’s greenhouse gases: UN Report

The report finds that there's no way to stay within 2℃ warming without a significant drop in land-based emissions

Producing coarse grains can help mitigate climate change effects on food supply
science

Producing coarse grains can help mitigate climate change effects on food supply

As compared to rice, alternative grains are less sensitive to climate variability and their yields are not as affected.

Govt plans to incentivise contract farming: Centre should encourage large firms to be part of plan; decision will bring transparency of purchases and sales
Business

Govt plans to incentivise contract farming: Centre should encourage large firms to be part of plan; decision will bring transparency of purchases and sales

At one level, contract farming is like any other contract to purchase goods of a quality and quantity within a specified time period

Extinctions of million species driven by mankind are looming, new UN report finds
science

Extinctions of million species driven by mankind are looming, new UN report finds

We can feed the coming billion people without destroying another inch of nature, report says.

UAE, Saudi Arabia to invest in India for food security; to benefit farmers, says Suresh Prabhu
Business

UAE, Saudi Arabia to invest in India for food security; to benefit farmers, says Suresh Prabhu

Both the UAE and Saudi Arabia want to invest in both organic as well as food processing industries

Farmers are like entrepreneurs, need access to markets and credit to offset external risks
Business

Farmers are like entrepreneurs, need access to markets and credit to offset external risks

Ambitious agricultural credit targets set by the government have been consistently exceeded;

Nile Delta's expansive, fertile lands in Egypt under threat from climate change
science

Nile Delta's expansive, fertile lands in Egypt under threat from climate change

By 2050, the region could lose up to 15% of its key agricultural land due to salinization: Study.

Mamata Banerjee says West Bengal govt providing food security to almost 90 percent of state under Khadya Sathi scheme
India

Mamata Banerjee says West Bengal govt providing food security to almost 90 percent of state under Khadya Sathi scheme

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee took to Twitter to remember the martyrs of the 1959 Khadya Andolan. She also said that special assistance was also being given to the people of once 'Maoist'-hit Jangalmahal, hill areas, cyclone 'Aila' affected regions, and Singur in Hooghly district.

Crop-munching armyworm, which wrought havoc in Africa, detected in Karnataka; pest threatens millions of farmers in Asia, says UN
India

Crop-munching armyworm, which wrought havoc in Africa, detected in Karnataka; pest threatens millions of farmers in Asia, says UN

A voracious crop-chomping pest which has wrought havoc in Africa could threaten millions of farmers in Asia, UN experts warned recently, as India battles the continent’s first reported infestation of fall armyworm

Research on agrarian distress is inadequate; we need some proper indicator, says Ramesh Chand of NITI Aayog
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Research on agrarian distress is inadequate; we need some proper indicator, says Ramesh Chand of NITI Aayog

Most researchers are arriving at this conclusion of agrarian distress by citing farmers suicides. We are just using this emotional indicator, says Ramesh Chand of NITI Aayog

Siddaramaiah's claim of south Indian states subsidising northern counterparts nothing but economic fallacy
India

Siddaramaiah's claim of south Indian states subsidising northern counterparts nothing but economic fallacy

The contribution of the north and east Indian states has been immense in terms of the food security of our country, which is an enormous one considering the pressure of our large population.

Scientists unravel mechanism of stress tolerance in tomato
News & Analysis

Scientists unravel mechanism of stress tolerance in tomato

Tomato, an antioxidant-rich vegetable, is commonly used curry ingredient in Indian kitchens.