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9th Session of Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar recently inaugurated the 9th Session of Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, which is being held in New Delhi from September 19 to 24 this year. Key facts The Governing Body convened as per Article 19 of ..

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International Day of Plant Health

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in March 2022 passed a resolution to mark May 12th as International Day of Plant Health (IDPH) to raise awareness regarding the safety of plants and the importance of protecting plant health. Which countries signed the resolution? The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolution was co-signed by countries like ..

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Scomberoides pelagicus: New fish (Pola Vatta)

The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) recently identified a new Vatta species. The new fish is called Scomberoides pelagicus. About the new fish The new fish belongs to queen fish group. It is localled called Pola vatta. The fish has a concave dorsal head, deep ovate body. The number of gill rakers in this ..

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World Food Day celebrated on October 16

World Food Day is observed every year on October 16. Year 2021 marked the 76th World Food Day. Key facts This day makes human realise how privileged are they to gorge on the delicacies from across the world as well as raises awareness regarding deprived & not-so-privileged people. It acknowledges the founding of Food and ..

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FAO Report: Indigenous Peoples’ food systems

As per U.N. Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO)’s report, traditional food gathering techniques of indigenous communities are under threat because of accelerated climate change and economic pressures right from Arctic to the Amazon. Key Findings of report As per FAO, food systems used by different indigenous peoples were among world’s most sustainable in terms of ..

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World Food Price Index rises in February

The World food prices have increased for the ninth consecutive month in February 2021. This increase is the at its highest level since July 2014. Highlights The Food and Agriculture Organisation stated that the food prices have increased because of jumps in prices of sugar and vegetable oils. The food price index measures the monthly ..

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