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  • Explained | Baby formula, potatoes, eggs—A year when world ran short of food and it's not over Dec 17, 2022 05:32 PM IST

    Explained | Baby formula, potatoes, eggs—A year when world ran short of food and it's not over

    The pandemic, followed by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, inflicted back-to-back body blows on global supply chains and production, leading to shortages all around.

  • Ukraine grain exports sputter after extension deal with Russia Nov 24, 2022 05:01 PM IST

    Ukraine grain exports sputter after extension deal with Russia

    Since the agreement was extended beyond Nov. 19, no more than five ships a day have departed Ukraine, U.N. data show, down from previous weeks and months when up to 10 departed.

  • Need concentrated global push of millets amid challenges of covid, conflict & climate: S Jaishankar Nov 24, 2022 04:47 PM IST

    Need concentrated global push of millets amid challenges of covid, conflict & climate: S Jaishankar

    Speaking at a pre-launch celebration of 2023 as the International Year of Millets, the minister shared how each of the 3Cs has impacted food security putting the global economy at risk due to the concentration of production centres and trade disruption.

  • Ukraine grain deal dominates food security debate at G20 Nov 16, 2022 08:49 PM IST

    Ukraine grain deal dominates food security debate at G20

    Russia's invasion of fellow grain exporter Ukraine pushed global prices of staples to record highs earlier this year, and United Nations agencies have warned of a worsening food situation in the poorest countries.

  • Sufficient foodgrain stocks available in central pool, says govt Oct 17, 2022 08:02 PM IST

    Sufficient foodgrain stocks available in central pool, says govt

    Approximately 227 lakh metric tons (LMT) of wheat and 205 LMT of rice are available as of October 1, which is well above buffer norms

  • Erratic monsoon damaging crops: Experts say no impact likely on food security but farmers bearing brunt Sep 23, 2022 11:22 AM IST

    Erratic monsoon damaging crops: Experts say no impact likely on food security but farmers bearing brunt

    They, however, said farmers, at the individual level, have been hit the hardest by the highly erratic monsoon and many have not yet received help from state governments.

  • Investment in seed innovation needs to double to $2 billion, says Bill Gates Sep 22, 2022 07:17 PM IST

    Investment in seed innovation needs to double to $2 billion, says Bill Gates

    Bill Gates said that investment in seed innovation, which is around $1 billion at the moment, needs to be doubled to ensure it has the desired impact.

  • India focused on food security, sustainable supply, says food secretary Sep 21, 2022 12:40 PM IST

    India focused on food security, sustainable supply, says food secretary

    India’s wheat and paddy crops have been affected this year due to heat waves and deficient monsoon showers in some parts of the subcontinent

  • People facing acute food insecurity reach 345 million worldwide: WFP Aug 24, 2022 10:24 PM IST

    People facing acute food insecurity reach 345 million worldwide: WFP

    Before the coronavirus crisis, 135 million suffered from acute hunger worldwide, said Corinne Fleischer, the WFP's regional director, told Reuters.

  • Fertilizer Shortage Shows How Russia's Ukraine Invasion Threatens Food Security Jul 22, 2022 02:59 PM IST

    Fertilizer Shortage Shows How Russia's Ukraine Invasion Threatens Food Security

    The invasion of Ukraine has created a global food and fertilizer crisis. Fortunately, tackling today’s agricultural problems will ease tomorrow’s as well.

  • Joe Biden meets with Arab Gulf countries to counter Iran threat Jul 16, 2022 10:19 AM IST

    Joe Biden meets with Arab Gulf countries to counter Iran threat

    In the Red Sea port city of Jeddah, Biden will meet with heads of state from six Arab Gulf countries, plus Egypt, Jordan and Iraq for a regional summit.

  • I2U2 leaders' summit highlights investments in renewable energy, food parks in India Jul 14, 2022 05:41 PM IST

    I2U2 leaders' summit highlights investments in renewable energy, food parks in India

    The first-ever meeting of I2U2 leaders focused on the food security crisis and clean energy. India, Israel, the US, and the UAE have committed to advance low-carbon industries and promote green tech.

  • Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra best in implementing National Food Security Act, first-ever state rankings show Jul 05, 2022 02:07 PM IST

    Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra best in implementing National Food Security Act, first-ever state rankings show

    The new rankings reveal that some states and union territories significantly lag others in terms of the coverage, beneficiary satisfaction, digitisation, and overall system efficiency of their Targeted Public Distribution System. Goa was the worst performing state on these metrics, while Ladakh had the worst implemention of NFSA.

  • Extending Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana beyond September not advisable on fiscal ground: Expenditure department Jun 24, 2022 07:51 PM IST

    Extending Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana beyond September not advisable on fiscal ground: Expenditure department

    The department also said the high food security cover has already "created a serious fiscal situation" and is not needed in non-pandemic times.

  • WTO strikes global trade deals on food security, fisheries subsidies deep into overtime Jun 17, 2022 11:39 AM IST

    WTO strikes global trade deals on food security, fisheries subsidies deep into overtime

    The deals were ground out over five days of bargaining at a conference of more than 100 trade ministers that was seen as a test of the ability of nations to strike multilateral trade deals amid the Russia-Ukraine war

  • Spectacular success for India at WTO ministerial conference: Piyush Goyal Jun 17, 2022 10:00 AM IST

    Spectacular success for India at WTO ministerial conference: Piyush Goyal

    "India is 100% satisfied with the outcome of WTO's MC12 conference. India was successful in ensuring the livelihood of its farmers and fishermen," Goyal said.

  •  The Green Pivot | Indian agriculture: call for greater global food security  Jun 15, 2022 11:24 AM IST

     The Green Pivot | Indian agriculture: call for greater global food security 

    Sustainable production, sustainable consumption, and reduced food wastage are key actions required to solve the climate challenge and therein drive greater food security

  • At WTO meet, India to pitch for food security solution; interest of farmers and fishermen Jun 11, 2022 11:03 AM IST

    At WTO meet, India to pitch for food security solution; interest of farmers and fishermen

    The four-day 12th ministerial conference (MC) will start on June 12 in Geneva. The meeting is taking place after a gap of four years and in the backdrop of the Ukraine-Russia war and uncertain global economic situation.

  • Government's wheat procurement down at 184.58 lakh tonnes so far May 30, 2022 07:53 PM IST

    Government's wheat procurement down at 184.58 lakh tonnes so far

    According to the Food Ministry, the government has acquired 184.58 lakh tonnes of wheat at an MSP value of Rs 37,192.07 crore so far in the ongoing 2022-23 rabi marketing year. However, total wheat purchases by the Food Corporation of India (FCI) and state agencies are significantly lower than the previous year.

  • Charting the global economy: Export limits worsen food security May 28, 2022 10:05 PM IST

    Charting the global economy: Export limits worsen food security

    In the US, consumer spending held up well despite decades-high inflation, and showed more evidence that they’re dipping into their savings to support purchases.

  • A climate crisis is upon us, and it’s threatening India’s food security May 24, 2022 04:08 PM IST

    A climate crisis is upon us, and it’s threatening India’s food security

    Climate Change must be treated as a global emergency. Its impact may not hit the entire world at the same time, like COVID-19 did, but its impact on economies may be as disastrous

  • World Bank to offer $30 billion as Ukraine war threatens food security May 19, 2022 06:14 AM IST

    World Bank to offer $30 billion as Ukraine war threatens food security

    The total will include $12 billion in new projects and over $18 billion funds from existing food and nutrition-related projects that have been approved but have not yet been disbursed, the bank said.

  • Is the fear of wheat shortage valid? Apr 22, 2022 03:12 PM IST

    Is the fear of wheat shortage valid?

    The government’s plan to export the grain, even when there has been a fall in yield from bad weather, had started speculation India could face a food security problem

  • IMF urges India to prioritise food security, expand transfers to vulnerable Apr 21, 2022 07:58 AM IST

    IMF urges India to prioritise food security, expand transfers to vulnerable

    Observing that inflation in India is somewhat elevated, he said that it is a little bit above the comfort zone for the Central Bank, which is already addressing that issue.

  • India-UAE Summit | Dedicated investment zones, joint Hydrogen task force, cooperation in e-biz announced Feb 18, 2022 08:10 PM IST

    India-UAE Summit | Dedicated investment zones, joint Hydrogen task force, cooperation in e-biz announced

    India has committed to opening a new Indian Institute of Technolgy would be set up in the UAE, while the UAE would invest more in India's health sector. Both nations have also decided to focus more on strengthening supply chains for medical supplies and agri trade.