Food and Agricultural Organisation Current Affairs - 2020

October 16: World Food Day

The World Food Day is observed on October 16 every year. The theme for World Food Day 2020 is “Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together” . This year’s World Food Day is highlighting the significance of food and agriculture in COVID-19 response. Background The day is observed to mark the foundation of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Read More…

Rs 75 Commemorative coin to be released in India to mark the 75th Anniversary of FAO

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will release a commemorative coin of Rs 75 denomination in order to mark the long-standing relation of India with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on the occasion of 75th Anniversary of FAO on October 16, 2020. He would also be dedicating recently developed 17 biofortified varieties of 8 crops. Highlights Read More…

Global Forest Resources Assessment of FAO: India ranks third in raise in forest cover

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations recently released Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) report. According to the report, India ranked third among top 10 countries where forest cover has increased in the last decade. Highlights The Food and Agriculture Organization bring out the report once in every five years. The report assesses Read More…

Facts Box: UN’s State of Food Security and Nutrition Report, 2020

The United Nations recently released the “State of Food Security and Nutrition” report. The report was prepared by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), World Health Organization (WHO), World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund). Highlights The report says that around 8.9% of the world population, that Read More…

Helicopter Services for Locust Control flagged off by Union Minister

On 30th June 2020, a Bell 206-B3 Helicopter was flagged off with spray equipment for Air Force Station in Rajasthan’s Barmer from the helipad facility in Uttar Pradesh’s Gautam Buddh Nagar. Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar flagged off the Helicopter. The Helicopter will be deployed for locust control in the Read More…