Food and Agriculture Organization Current Affairs - 2020

Andhra Pradesh Government launches YSR Sampoorna Poshana Scheme

On September 7, 2020, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YSR Jagan Mohan Reddy launched YSR Sampoorna Poshana scheme and YSR Sampoorna Poshana Plus scheme. The schemes aim to provide nutritious food to lactating mothers and pregnant women. Highlights The scheme will bring down malnutrition in vulnerable section. Around 30.16 lakh children and mothers are to be Read More…

10th July: National Fish Farmers Day

The Government of India back in 2001 declared 10th July to be celebrated every year as ‘National Fish Farmers Day’. The initiative of celebrating the Day was first taken by Mumbai’s Central Institute of Fisheries Education. As per the data by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization’s GLOBEFISH, in December 2019 India is the Read More…

Global Report on Food Crisis, 2020

The Global Report on Food Crisis, 2020 was released by the Global Network against Food Crisis. The report says that around 135 million people are living under food crisis. Highlights According to the report, the numbers have increased. In 2019, the number of people living under food crisis were 113 million. Yemen was the at Read More…

Global Annual Report released by United Nations World Food Programme

The World Food Programme of the United Nations recently released its fourth annual report on Food Crisis. According to the report, the food crisis has grown by 10%. Highlights The report says that around 265 million people are facing food insecurity in 2020. This has increased as compared to 2019. In 2019, around 135 million Read More…

15 December: International Tea Day

International Tea Day is observed every year on 16 December since 2005. The day is celebrated in tea producing nations such as India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Vietnam, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi and Malaysia. About International Tea Day Objective: To draw global attention of governments and citizens to impact of global tea trade on Read More…