Food security Current Affairs, GK & News

The Future of Food and Agriculture — Drivers and Triggers for Transformation

The report titled “The Future of Food and Agriculture — Drivers and triggers for transformation” was released by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on December 2. This report analysed the current and emerging drivers of agrifood systems and their possible future trends. What are the key findings of the report? The world is expected ..

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October 16: World Food Day 2022

World Food Day is observed on October 16 each year to emphasize the importance of a healthy diet and a regular access to nourishing food. Key facts The 2022 edition of the World Food Day was observed amid the raising concerns of food crisis caused by COVID-19 pandemic, conflicts, climate change, inflation and diplomatic crisis. ..

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ADB to provide 14 billion USD aid for food security in Asia Pacific

The Asian Development Bank announced a $14 billion assistance to fight food insecurity in Asia Pacific. Key facts The funding to address food insecurity in Asia Pacific was announced as part of the 55th ADB annual meeting. It will be used to combat food crisis caused by climate change and Russian war in Ukraine. The ..

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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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World Bank USD 30 Billion Fund for Food Crisis

Actions that will be taken by the World Bank to mitigate the ongoing food security have been announced. The World Bank will be investing up to USD 30 billion to finance new and existing projects to mitigate the crisis. The World Bank will be providing financing in which areas? Financing will be provided in the ..

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Global Food Security Call to Action Meeting

Antony Blinken, the United States Secretary of State, has chaired a “Global Food Security Call to Action” meeting of foreign ministers from around 30 countries with the aim of reviewing the urgent development and humanitarian needs and identifying steps to address the challenges of global nutrition, food security, and resilience. This meeting has been held ..

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