Food Security

75th Anniversary of FAO

Daily PIB News (October 16, 2020): 75th Anniversary Of FAO

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 19 released commemorative coins of Rs 75 denomination to mark the 75th Anniversary of FAO. He dedicated to the nation, 17 recently developed biofortified varieties of crops. He listed the initiatives by the Government to fight malnutrition such as National Nutrition Mission (POSHAN Abhiyaan), construction of toilets under Swachh …

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The State Of Food Security And Nutrition In The World 2020

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 has been prepared by the FAO Agricultural Development Economics Division in collaboration with the Statistics Division of the Economic and Social Development Department and a team of technical experts from FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO. Key Messages Current estimates are that nearly 690 …

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Things You Need To Know About Locusts

Locusts have been feared and revered throughout history. Related to grasshoppers, these insects form enormous swarms that spread across regions, devouring crops and leaving serious agricultural damage in their wake. Locusts can become gregarious at any point in their lifecycle. Source: National Geography Desert Locusts As their name suggests, desert locusts normally live and breed …

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