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Status on Indian Coffee report released

The Status of Indian Coffee report was released in early December highlighting one of the biggest crisis situation faced by the Karnataka coffee belt. The Karnataka Growers’ Federation reported that the state production has dropped by 40%. Karnataka accounts for 70% of the total national production of coffee which stands at about 3.2 lakh tonnes. ..

Shrimp farming training for EU importers

The Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies conducted a 4 days training program for food sector players from the European Union. The program trained scientists, entrepreneurs and technologists on techniques of farming the Indian Shrimp. The program is seen as an exhibition of the superior quality standards and hygiene standards adopted by the Kerala ..

National Dairy Plan

The National Dairy Plan phase-I recently concluded on November 30th. It was introduced in 2012 to develop the dairy sector of the country. Its projects were largely funded by the International development Association of the World Bank. The first phase was introduced with an outlay of 2,242 crore INR. It focused on two main areas: ..

West Bengal celebrates ‘Rasogolla Day’

  West Bengal celebrated ‘Rasogolla Dibas’ to mark second anniversary of granting of GI tag for  Banglar Rasogolla. On November 14, 2017, West Bengal received the GI tag for Rosogolla. A GI tag identifies a product as originating from a particular region. West Bengal and Odisha were involved in a tug-of-war to stake a claim ..

Climate change is damaging health of children: Lancet report

According to the new report published in the Lancet, scientists and health experts warn that children across the world will suffer from infectious diseases, malnutrition and air pollution worsened by climate change. ‘The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change is a comprehensive yearly analysis tracking progress across 41 key indicators. The annual project is ..

WFP launchs campaign ‘Feed Our Future’ against hunger and malnutrition in India

On the occasion of 2019 World Food Day (WFD), the United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP) has launched its global cinema campaign  ‘Feed Our Future’  in India with support from UFO Moviez to engage and motivate moviegoers to help in spreading awareness and working towards creating a world with Zero Hunger. The new campaign aims ..

FSSAI introduces scheme of Food Safety Mitra (FSM)

On the occasion of 2019 World Food Day (WFD), the Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launched Food Safety Mitra (FSM) scheme, Eat Right Jacket and Eat Right Jhola.  A FSM is an individual professional certified by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) who assists in compliances related to FSS Act, Rules & Regulations ..

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 ..