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How structural and policy reforms made most populous India better governed than small population West
India

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

Why private sector investments is important to develop women-led agricultural businesses
Business

Why private sector investments is important to develop women-led agricultural businesses

Women often perform primary roles on agricultural land in the form of livestock rearing and labour-intensive jobs such as weeding and picking

India provided food, financial aid of nearly $4 billion to crisis-hit Sri Lanka
India

India provided food, financial aid of nearly $4 billion to crisis-hit Sri Lanka

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

Pakistan floods threaten food security of Afghanistan, warns UN
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Pakistan floods threaten food security of Afghanistan, warns UN

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
India

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
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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
India

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

'This is an atrocity': Fears grow that Russian blockade may unleash famine
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'This is an atrocity': Fears grow that Russian blockade may unleash famine

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

Wheat export ban: Indian farmers and traders fume as prices soar abroad
India

Wheat export ban: Indian farmers and traders fume as prices soar abroad

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?
India

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
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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
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
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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
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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.