Articles about Food and Agriculture Organization

Lockdown Impact: Prices of pulses, sugar, potatoes, and onions rise

04 Apr 2020

Lockdown Impact: Prices of pulses, sugar, potatoes, and onions rise

India is almost half-way through the 21-day lockdown which began on March 25, but the days haven't been easy. With rocky transportation and disruption in supply chains, wholesale prices of vegetables, fruits, pulses, and sugar have increased in the last fortnight of March, a report in Indian Express said.

As locust swarms ravage crops, Pakistan declares national emergency

02 Feb 2020

As locust swarms ravage crops, Pakistan declares national emergency

As swarms of desert locusts continue to wreak havoc in Pakistan, the nation has declared a national emergency to eliminate the pest infestation.

WB govt extends food security to 8.5cr people: Mamata Banerjee

16 Oct 2018

WB govt extends food security to 8.5cr people: Mamata Banerjee

The West Bengal government has ensured food security to more than 8.5cr people of the state under 'Khadya Sathi' scheme, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said today.

UN warns North Korea facing worst drought since 2001

21 Jul 2017

UN warns North Korea facing worst drought since 2001

A UN report says that North Korea is facing severe food shortages after suffering its worst drought since 2001.

The approaching revolution in agriculture

20 Nov 2016

The approaching revolution in agriculture

The long-overdue revolution in agriculture is within a few years' reach as the agricultural sector stands poised on the brink of a technological upheaval.

India pledges to contribute $10.95 million for the UN

13 Nov 2016

India pledges to contribute $10.95 million for the UN

For the year 2017, Indian government pledged to contribute around $10.95 million for the development activities of United Nations carried on by several of its bodies.

India rated 'Serious' in Global Hunger Index

12 Oct 2016

India rated 'Serious' in Global Hunger Index

According to the Global Hunger Index 2016, India was ranked 97 among 118 countries. With a 28.5 GHI score, India was below the average of a developing country (21.3).