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Food price index highest since 2014

The United Nations recently announced that the world food prices increased for the eleventh consecutive month in April 2021. It reached the highest level since May 2014. This announcement was made based on the Food Price Index released by the Food and Agriculture Organisation. Food Price Index The Food Price Index measures monthly changes of ..

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United Nations launches Food Coalition to prevent COVID-19 Food crisis

The United Nations has created a new alliance to prevent COVID-19 food crisis. It was proposed by Italy and led by Food and Agriculture Organization. Key Highlights According to the State of Food Security and Nutrition Report, 2020 more than 690 million people went hungry in 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic is to add 130 million ..

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October 16: World Food Day

The World Food Day is celebrated by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization on October 16 every year. It is concerned with hunger, food security. The celebrations include International Fund for Agricultural Development and World Food Programme. The World Food Day also marks the 75th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organization. At first, ..

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Pakistan skips crucial talks with India to tackle locust attacks

Pakistan did not attend the crucial meeting with India to tackle the recent locust attacks that caused a huge damage to crops in both the countries. The Pakistan foreign office had earlier stated that Pakistan and India are cooperating with each other to address the locust issue under a forum administered by the FAO. Both ..

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World Soil Day 2019

World Soil Day is an international day celebrated annually on 5th December since 2014 with the aim to spread the importance of healthy soil and to advocate for sustainable management of soil resources. The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations at its conference in June 2013 unanimously endorsed World Soil Day and requested ..

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