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WFP-ICRISAT sign agreement on Food Security

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) have signed an agreement on Food security on September 23, 2021. Highlights Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on programmes and research in order to improve food, nutrition security and livelihoods across India. It was signed between WFP ..

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State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021 report

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recently published its “State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021 report”. Report provides a grim reminder of impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Food security. Highlights FAO’s study was conducted in 63 low- and middle-income countries. They covered a population of 3.5 billion on changes in income of ..

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Global Report on Food Crises

The Global Report on Food Crises is produced by the Global Network against Food crises which also includes the World Food Programme.  This is the fifth edition of the Global Report on Food Crises and it makes some grim reading. The number of people facing acute food insecurity and requiring urgent food, nutrition and livelihoods ..

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Karnataka Land Reforms (Amendment) Bill, 2020

The Karnataka State Legislative Council recently passed the Land Reforms (Amendment) Bill 2020. The 2020 amendment bill seeks to amend the Karnataka Land reforms Act of 1961. The 1961 Act brought in restrictions on ownership of agricultural lands in the state. The amendment removes 3 sections of the Act to allow ownership of farmlands by ..

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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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