FAO Current Affairs - 2019

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18 June: Sustainable Gastronomy Day observed

The Sustainable Gastronomy Day is observed all across the world every year on 18 June. Gastronomy refers to the study of relationship between food and culture and the commitment to sustainability implies responsibility for production and consumption of food. About Sustainable Gastronomy Day Background: In December 2016, United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 18 June Read More…

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7 June: 1st World Food Safety Day observed

The World Food Safety Day 2019 was observed on 7 June with the theme- ‘Food Safety, everyone’s business’. It was first ever World Food Safety Day. Key Highlights Background:  The WFS day was facilitated by World Health Organisation(WHO) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of United Nations (UN). This day was instituted Read More…

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ICRISAT-led team identifies Climate-Resilient Genes in Chickpea

Recently, an international collaboration of 20 research organizations led by Hyderabad-based International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) identified climate resilient genes in chickpea. They cracked genetic code to develop climate resilient chickpea with genes for heat tolerance and genes for drought tolerance. Key Findings Scientists study based on complete genome sequencing of Read More…

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2019 Global Report on Food Crises

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) makes the following observations in the 2019 Global Report on Food Crises report: More than 113 million people across 53 countries experienced “acute hunger” last year because of wars and climate disasters, with Africa the worst-hit region. Yemen, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Afghanistan and Syria were among the eight Read More…

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Japan donates $69 million to the United Nations World Food Programme

Japan has donated $69 million to the United Nations World Food Programme to provide vital aid to 28 countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, with the biggest shares of the money being earmarked for Yemen and Iraq. World Food Programme World Food Programme is a leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance Read More…

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FAO rings alarm about rising Crop-damaging armyworms in Asia

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has expressed concerns over the increasing menace of Crop-damaging armyworms in Asia. Concerns Expressed by FAO Farming in several Asian countries is under threat from a type of crop-damaging insects that have munched their way from the Americas and across Africa. These flying insects arrived in India in July Read More…

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Africa Centre for Climate and Sustainable Development

The Africa Centre for Climate and Sustainable Development was inaugurated by the Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte at Rome. The centre has been opened by the Italian government in association with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO). About the Centre The important aspects of the Africa Centre for Climate Read More…

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