Climate change could kill 500000 extra lives by 2050

Climate change could kill 500000 extra lives by 2050

The research is the strongest evidence yet that climate change could have damaging consequences for food production and health worldwide and is the first of its kind to assess the impact of climate change on diet composition and bodyweight, and to estimate the number of deaths they will cause in 155 countries in 2050.

Seven new varieties of crops released by IARI

Seven new varieties of crops released by IARI

 All these varieties are resistance to both biotic (pests and insects) and abiotic (water, temperature, light) stresses.

'India all for sustainability but developed world must do its bit'

'India all for sustainability but developed world must do its bit'

Mahajan said schemes like Make in India, Skill India and Digital India would give the country a leg-up in achieving the sustainable development goals.

Cabinet approves India's stand on food security at WTO

The Cabinet on Wednesday cleared ex-post facto the stand taken by India on food security at the last meeting of the World Trade Organisation held in Nairobi.

 

India committed to protecting farmers' interest at WTO: Nirmala

The government on Wednesday said it's committed to protecting interest of its farmers at the World Trade Organization (WTO).

`Meals on Wheels` cuts loneliness

According to a new study, home-delivered meals may be providing more than food security. They reduce loneliness.

WTO: India to pitch for permanent solution for food security

India will pitch for conclusion of Doha Round, permanent solution to the food security issue and protection to farmers from sudden surge in imports in the forthcoming meeting of the WTO at Nairobi this month.

India to seek permanent solution to food security issue at WTO

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday pitched for a permanent solution to the food security and agriculture subsidy issues at the Nairobi WTO meet, to be held later this year.

Efforts on at WTO for positive outcome on food security issue

Developing countries including India are making all efforts in the WTO for a positive outcome on the food security issue, parliament was informed Friday.

India working with WTO for permanent solution on food security

India is working with the WTO members to ensure an early permanent solution on the food security issue, parliament was informed Wednesday.

18 states/UTs not ready to meet September deadline on food security

18 states/UTs not ready to meet September deadline on food security

As many as 18 states/UTs including Uttar Pradesh have expressed inability to roll out the Food Security law by the Centre's September deadline and most of them have sought time till year-end for its implementation, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Tuesday.

Implement food security act in totality: Himachal to Centre

Himachal Pradesh Food and Civil Supplies Minister G.S. Bali on Tuesday urged the central government to implement the National Food Security Act in totality, besides providing more ration at cheaper rates to the targeted population.

US questions India on its domestic support programmes

The US posed a salvo of questions to India on its domestic support programmes, including its cotton policies, minimum support price, public stockholding for food security purposes and landholding pooling by Indian farmers, in a meeting at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) here.

World Environment Day: Water, food, energy and rising temperatures

The theme for this year’s WED is “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care". It tells us how the well-being of humanity, the environment, and the functioning of the economy, ultimately depend upon the responsible management of the planet’s natural resources.

Anti-farmer steps would jeopardise India's food security: Congress

 Congress on Friday alleged that the "anti-farmer" policies of the Narendra Modi-led Central government were responsible for the "grave" agrarian crisis in the country.

Here's how forest foods can help solve global hunger crisis

Here's how forest foods can help solve global hunger crisis

 A new study has suggested that forests could be the trump card in efforts to end global hunger.

Farmer's suicide at AAP rally being probed: Rajnath Singh

Investigation into the suicide of a farmer from Rajasthan at an AAP rally has been handed over to the crime branch and the Delhi Police has been asked to give a report in the matter in a time-bound manner, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday.

Govt should incentivise farmers for drying grains: Swaminathan

Government should give incentive to farmers for drying the grains affected by unseasonal rainfall and hailstorm, eminent agri scientist M S Swaminathan said on Saturday.

'Sunderbans hardly prepared for climate change, migration'

 The fragile Sunderbans - the largest mangrove forests and delta region spread over both Bangladesh and India - is "hardly prepared" for climate change-related issues, experts said here on Thursday.

'Ignoring climate change could increase nutrition disorders'

 Ignoring climate change could exacerbate nutrition deficiency disorders in South Asia, particularly in women and children, experts said on Thursday.