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India to face challenges in balancing food security with environment sustainability: Dalberg Advisors report
India

India to face challenges in balancing food security with environment sustainability: Dalberg Advisors report

With India expected to be home to an estimated 1.6 billion people by 2050, the country will need to almost double its food production

Seeds of nearly 5,000 plants stocked in South Korea's mountains as plant extinction threatens food security
World

Seeds of nearly 5,000 plants stocked in South Korea's mountains as plant extinction threatens food security

The Baekdudaegan National Arboretum Seed Vault Centre preserves nearly 100,000 seeds from 4,751 different wild plant species.

Pandemic, global conflict and climate change fueling food insecurity in 2020: report
science

Pandemic, global conflict and climate change fueling food insecurity in 2020: report

Economic crisis was the prime reason for hunger for 40 million, compared with 24 million in 2019 and the pandemic has exacerbated vulnerabilities.

Bihar's migrant workers, beset by food insecurity, may further be burdened by ECAA
India

Bihar's migrant workers, beset by food insecurity, may further be burdened by ECAA

The food insecurity of migrants is quite apparent from the data provided by the ministry which shows that only 33 percent of the grains under the Aatmanirbhar Bharat scheme reached the beneficiaries

New map developed to show distribution of bee species, populations around the world
science

New map developed to show distribution of bee species, populations around the world

They found that there are more bee species in the Northern Hemisphere than the Southern and they like to live in arid and temperate environments than in the tropics.

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
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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.