Quake-hit Nepal needs USD 20-mn to resume agriculture: FAO
Quake-hit Nepal needs USD 20-mn to resume agriculture: FAO

 About USD 20 million is needed to support farmers in earthquake-hit Nepal so that they can resume agricultural activities and stave off the threat of prolonged food insecurity, FAO today said.

Tossing out food while millions starve ''unacceptable'': Spanish queen

 Queen Letizia of Spain on Friday said throwing away food at a time when more than 800 million people are suffering from starvation is "unacceptable" behaviour, Spanish news agency Efe reported.

Agriculture Minister to represent India in FAO conference at Rome
Agriculture Minister to represent India in FAO conference at Rome

 Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh will represent India at the 39th session of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), which will be held in Rome, Italy

India tops world hunger list with 194 mn people

 India is home to the highest number of hungry people in the world, at 194 million, surpassing China, according to United Nations annual hunger report.

UN targets zero hunger in a generation as numbers fall

The number of hungry people around the world has dropped below 800 million for the first time since the UN started counting, the Food and Agriculture Organisation said in an annual report on Wednesday.

Number of hungry in world falls below 800 million: UN

 The number of hungry people around the world has dropped below 800 million for the first time since the UN started counting, the Food and Agriculture Organisation said in an annual report on Wednesday.

Devastating floods kill dozens, displace 170,000 in Malawi

Heavy floods in southern Malawi have killed at least 79 people, forced more than 170,000 from their homes and cost about 160,000 people their livelihoods, a UN agency said on Wednesday.

India made progress in fighting child deaths, malnutrition, but short of goals: UN

India has made progress on the twin fronts of reducing hunger and child mortality but is still short of development goals, two international reports say.

A third of food is wasted; harming climate, biodiversity: FAO

About a third of all food for human consumption, around 1.3 billion tonnes, is wasted every year, along with all the energy, water and chemicals needed to produce it and dispose of it, says a new FAO report.

Jellyfish `blooms` may endanger fish stocks: UN

Surges in jellyfish populations due to overfishing may be one of the reasons behind the drop in fish stocks observed in the Mediterranean and Black Sea, according to a new UN report.

Drinking milk can win you a Nobel Prize: Study

Countries that consume large quantities of milk and its products also tend to have a lot of Nobel laureates among their populations, according to new research.

India prepared to deal with bird flu: Govt

The Indian government Wednesday said it is prepared to handle any situation.