Several important reforms have already been enacted to realize this goal in the first year of Modi 2.0 Government. A massive cut in corporate taxes making India one of the most competitive economies in the world, big disinvestment announcements, Labour Code reforms, Public Sector Banks consolidation and continued success of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code are just some of the path-breaking reforms undertaken by the government since May 2019. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had been voted back to power with an enhanced mandate in the General Elections held in April-May 2019.

Farmers who planted genetically modified (GM) crops increased their incomes by almost $19 billion in 2018 and reduced carbon emissions by 23 billion kilograms or the equivalent of removing 15.3 million cars from the roads that year.

Rice farmers in the mid-hills region of Nepal are vulnerable to drought, which can drastically reduce yields.

Recent forecasts by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have indicated a risk of locust invasion in West Africa from June 2020. From East Africa, some swarms could reach the eastern part of the Sahel and continue westwards from Chad to Mauritania.

The March to May (MAM) rainfall period was one of the wettest the region has seen since 1981, following an already record wet 2019 October to December (OND) rainfall period.

The international statistics community has continued to work together, in partnership with national statistical offices and systems around the world, to ensure that the best quality data and statistics are available to support decision making during and after the current crisis.

The Land and Water Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recently released a policy brief on”Integrated agriculture water management and health”.

Ethiopian economy has grown at an average rate that surpasses that of almost any other economy in the region over the last two decades. At the center of this development is the high priority placed on accelerating agricultural growth and achieving food security and poverty alleviation.

Climate change is already affecting crop production, and in some cases is undermining the viability of current crop systems. Crop research and development plays a critical role in developing the technologies and practices farmers need to maximize productivity and manage the increasing risks they face.

Over the past three months, coffee prices have experienced multiple spikes and high volatility. This is in contrast to world market prices of major staple foods, which have remained relatively stable.

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