Food Security News
How structural and policy reforms made most populous India better governed than small population West
It is creditable that India, a country with a population of 1.44 billion, is food surplus. It is able to export wheat and rice to those who are suffering because of supply disruptions occasioned by the Ukraine-Russia War
Women often perform primary roles on agricultural land in the form of livestock rearing and labour-intensive jobs such as weeding and picking
India has always played a constructive and significant role in the context of peacebuilding through its extensive development partnership with countries of the Global South says India's Permanent Representative to the UN, Ruchira Kamboj
United Nations' World Food Programme has procured over 320,000 metric tonnes in the past year to support operations in Afghanistan. The floods in Pakistan are going to put a huge dent in that capability
Former agriculture minister Sharad Pawar bats for genetically modified crops to improve food security
Sharad Pawar, the Union agriculture minister from 2004 to 2014, said that India has lately become complacent and has started neglecting the developments in science, particularly new genetics and breeding
Allow India to export foodgrains from public stock to nations in need, says Nirmala Sitharaman to WTO
As per WTO norms, countries are not allowed to export foodgrains from their public stock holdings as they are procured at subsidised rates
India to pitch for permanent solution for food security, protect interest of farmers, fishermen at WTO meet
The four-day 12th ministerial conference (MC) will start on 12 June in Geneva. The meeting is taking place after a gap of four years and in the backdrop of the Ukraine-Russia war and uncertain global economic situation
Silos and ports across Ukraine are now brimming with millions of tonnes of grain with nowhere to go as the country is slowly suffocated by the siege
India is the world's second-biggest wheat producer, but the government said it chose to protect food security for its mammoth population despite inflation concerns
India bans wheat export: What is durum, common bread, and sharbati varieties of wheat and how are they different?
Due to food security risks, India has banned the export of all wheat, including high-protein durum and normal soft bread varieties
India highlights its contribution to global food security, says will donate 50,000 MT wheat to Afghanistan
India's first secretary at UN Sneha Dubey reiterated the country will continue working with all other member-states and international organisations to collectively strengthen global food security, including in conflict-affected regions
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
The Baekdudaegan National Arboretum Seed Vault Centre preserves nearly 100,000 seeds from 4,751 different wild plant species.
Economic crisis was the prime reason for hunger for 40 million, compared with 24 million in 2019 and the pandemic has exacerbated vulnerabilities.
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
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 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
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
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
Several recent reports have shown that with work drying up, inadequate food has been a major concern for most of the urban poor.