Food and Agriculture Organization Current Affairs, GK & News

Food and Agriculture Organization  Current Affairs, GK & News

Food Price Index of FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organization recently released the Food Price Index. The Food Price Index has been released for the seventh consecutive month in December 2019. Key Highlights The food price index for the month of December was 100 7.5 points. The food price index for the month of November was 105.2 the Food and ..

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India-Israel Water Attache: Key Facts

Israel is to establish a “Water Attache” in India. It is to operate from January 2021 under the Israel Embassy in India. The Water Attache division will share Israel’s best practices, technologies and water management in agriculture sectors. Also, Israel is to soon appoint an honorary Consul to the North-East.  Its objective is to increase ..

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India to become free of Trans Fat by 2022

On October 16, 2020, the Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan announced that India has set a target of becoming trans-fat free by 2022. This target is year ahead of the target of World Health Organisation. The announcement was made when the Minister presided over an event organised by the food safety and Standards Authority ..

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September 29: International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction

Every year the International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction is observed on 29th September 2020. This is the first ever observance of the day by the Food Agriculture Organization, United Nations. It was designated by the UN in 2019 Highlights Globally 14% of food produced is lost between harvest and retail. ..

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FAO issues Locust alert to India

On July 5, 2020, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of United Nations issued locust alert for India. According to the organization, India should remain on “high alert” for the next four weeks. Highlights India is currently under the worst locust attack in 26 years. Rajasthan is the most affected state due to locust attack. ..

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