Food and Agricultural Organisation Current Affairs, GK & News

FAO: World Food Import Bill at All-Time High

According to the biannual Food Outlook report released by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the year 2022 is expected to witness the world’s food import bill reaching an all-time high. What did the recent Food Outlook report predict? Food import bill According to the FAO’s biannual report, the world’s food import bill will reach ..

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State of Food and Agriculture Report 2022

The State of Food and Agriculture 2022 was released on November 2 this year. What is State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA)? The State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) is one of the annual flagship reports released by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It provides comprehensive insights into the various issues related to ..

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Helicopter Services for Locust Control flagged off by Union Minister

On 30th June 2020, a Bell 206-B3 Helicopter was flagged off with spray equipment for Air Force Station in Rajasthan’s Barmer from the helipad facility in Uttar Pradesh’s Gautam Buddh Nagar. Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar flagged off the Helicopter. The Helicopter will be deployed for locust control in the ..

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Indigenously Developed ULV Sprayer successfully completed Trials for Locust Control

With the rise in limitations for importing equipment, the Mechanization and Technology Division of the Department of Agricultural Co-operation & Farmers Welfare (DAC&FW) led the initiative for developing indigenous vehicle mounted ULV (Ultra Low Volume) Sprayer for Locust Control. The indigenously developed prototype had completed the trials successfully. Trials were conducted at Ajmer and Bikaner ..

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June 5: International Day for the Fight Against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

Every year, on June 5, the International Day for the fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing is observed by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. Highlights The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization celebrated the day for the first time in 2018. Why June 5? June 5 was selected because, it was on ..

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Why are the recent Locusts Attacks the worst in history?

The Locusts swarming in the Northern parts of India have so far reached Rajasthan, Punjab, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh. Highlights According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, much of the movement of these locusts is mainly due to Westerlies. The Locust Warning Organization that monitors locusts swarms announced that there are no immediate danger to Delhi ..

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