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World Pulses Day observed on 10 February

In 2019, the United Nations General Assembly announced 10 February as the World Pulses Day. This was followed by the celebration of the year 2016 as the International Year of Pulses (IYP), across the world, led by the Food and Agriculture Organization. The day is celebrated to raise awareness about the nutritional values of pulses and ways ..

India to host the 8th International Conference on Agricultural Statistics

The 8th International Conference on Agricultural Statistics (ICAS-VIII) will be organized by the Ministry of Agriculture in New Delhi from 18th to 21st November 2019. The conference will be inaugurated by the Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar and Chief Guest will be Bill Gates. The conference will be organised in collaboration with the Ministry of ..

Union Agriculture Minister attends the Eighth Session of Governing Body of Seed Treaty

The eight-session of the Governing Body of International Treaty of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) is being held in Rome, Italy from 11-16 November 2019.  ITPGRFA was adopted by the Thirty-First Session of the Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on 3 November 2001. ITPGRFA also known as ..

2019 edition of World Food Day (WFD)

The World Food Day (WFD)  is observed every year on 16th of October  to mark the foundation of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations in 1945. It is also a day of action dedicated to tackling global hunger. The 2019 theme is “Our Actions Are Our Future, Healthy Diets for A #ZeroHunger ..

World Food Safety Day 2019

World Food Safety Day 2019 was observed on June 7 with the theme Food Safety, everyone s business . The World Food Safety Day 2019 was facilitated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. It was the first ever the first-ever World Food ..

2019 International Day of Forests

The International Day of Forests is observed every year on 21st of March to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests. It also seeks to highlight vital role played by forests in poverty eradication, environmental sustainability and food security. The 2019 theme is “Forests and Education”. This year, the International ..

Ramesh Chand nominated by India to head Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has recently said that five candidates have been presented by FAO member countries for the post of Director-General, to be elected in June 2019. The 194 members will cast their vote on a ‘one country, one vote’ basis in a secret ballot that requires a simple majority for a ..

UN Food and Agriculture Organisation decides to observe 2023 as International Year of Millets

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has approved India’s proposal to observe 2023 as the International Year of Millets. This decision was taken at the 160th session of FAO Council, currently underway in Rome. The move will enhance global awareness to bring back these nutri-cereals to the plate. In addition, the FAO Council has ..