Global food trade has accelerated and is poised to hit an all-time record in both volume and value terms, according to this new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). By the end of 2021, the global food import bill should extend beyond $1.75 trillion, marking a 14 per cent increase from the previous year, and 12 per cent higher than the previous forecast.

Securing Food for All in Bangladesh presents an array of research that collectively address four broad issues: agricultural technology adoption; input use and agricultural productivity; food security and output market; and poverty, food security, and women’s empowerment.

The introduction of `Pocket Book of Agricultural Statistics" in 2013 as an abridged version of `Agricultural Statistics at a Glance" was conceived as an innovative idea to provide all the important statistics relating to agricultural sector in a concise format.

Agriculture and allied sectors continue to play a critical role in economic growth and development of the country. Developments in the sector are of interest to a wide spectrum of people across the world, including policy makers. researchers, academicians, agri-business community, International Organizations, etc.

Nitrogen-use efficiency (NUE) is a function of N-response and yield that is controlled by many genes and phenotypic parameters that are poorly characterized. This study compiled all known yield-related genes in rice and mined them from the N-responsive microarray data to find 1,064 NUE-related genes.

This paper attempts to identify the determinants of access to the KCC program and empirically evaluate its impact on farmers’ use of agricultural inputs and farm household incomes in Eastern India. Also examined whether the possession of KCC reduces the farmer’s dependence for borrowing on moneylenders.

There is an urgent need to assess the linkages between diet patterns and environmental sustainability in order to meet global targets for reducing premature mortality and improving sustainable management of natural resources.

This is the first country strategy and programme evaluation carried out in Sierra Leone by the Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE). The report reviews the joint work of IFAD and the Government of Sierra Leone from 2003 to 2019, covering five projects.

The researchers estimated the reactive nitrogen (Nr) lost per unit food Nr consumed for organic food production in the United States and compared it to conventional production. We used a nitrogen footprint model approach, which accounts for both differences in Nr losses as well as differences in productivity of the two systems.

Global food demand is expected to increase by somewhere between 59% and 98% by 2050 as the world population reaches an estimated 9.7 billion. Food production is especially critical in Africa, where over 70% of the population rely on agriculture for their livelihoods.

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