UN World Food Programme Current Affairs, GK & News

UN World Food Programme  Current Affairs, GK & News

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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Global Report on Food Crisis, 2020

The Global Report on Food Crisis, 2020 was released by the Global Network against Food Crisis. The report says that around 135 million people are living under food crisis. Highlights According to the report, the numbers have increased. In 2019, the number of people living under food crisis were 113 million. Yemen was the at ..

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United Nations warns of “Hunger Crisis”

The United Nations recently has warned of “hunger pandemic” due to COVId-19. Apart from COVID-19, the other factors that are to contribute to the crisis include wars in Syria, crisis in Lebanon and desert locusts destroying crops in East Africa. Highlights The COVID-19 outbreak according to the organization is to starve more than 130 million ..

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Coffee Table Book launched to commemorate 50 years of partnership with UNWFP

‘The Coffee Table Book – 50 years of Partnership for Change’ was launched by Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar along with Dr. Hameed Nuru, Representative and Country Director, United Nation World Food Programme (UNWFP) in India, to commemorate five decades (50 years) of partnership between Union Ministry and agency ..

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Analysis of the India s Food and Nutrition Security

The analysis of India s food and nutrition security prepared by the UN World Food Programme in collaboration with the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation makes the following observations: Child stunting which is a measure of chronic malnutrition has reduced at a rate of about 1% per year in India over the last decade. ..

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