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Plants are essential sources of food, medicine, shelter, fuel, feed, and forage, and provide a wide range of additional ecosystem and cultural services to humanity. In recognition of the tremendous value of useful plants and of the increasing threats to their persistence, international agreements including the Convention on Biological

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana, 08/01/2019. The sector-wise projects approved by the States under the scheme as per the data entered by them in RDMIS during the last four years and State/Union Territorywise allocation, release and utilization during the period are given respectively at annexure- I & II. The State -wise production of rice, wheat, pulses as well as allocation, release and utilization of funds under NFSM during the last three years is given respectively at annexure-III & IV.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Impact of climate change on Indian agriculture and food security, 08/01/2019. The State wise details of assistance given for crop loss from 2014 to 2017 as per guidelines of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) is placed at Annexure-I

Communities are ‘far behind’ in terms of human development, says survey of 1,000 households by Professor Amartya Sen’s institute

Predominantly known for power generation and district heating, geothermal energy can also be used in its primary form (i.e. heat) in the agri-food sector – for instance in greenhouses or for food drying and processing.

More than 14 million adults, and some 4.7 million children in Europe and Central Asia suffer from severe food insecurity - as defined by the Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES) - the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations said in a report.

While climate consciousness across the globe is on the rise, the fourth UN Environment Adaptation Gap Report has revealed a considerable gap between countries’ preparedness for climate change and the actual measures that should be put in place to prepare communities for a future of increasing climate risks.

This Discussion paper explores the relationship between food loss and waste (FLW) and the right to adequate food. It focuses on the need to develop sustainable global consumption and production systems to contribute to the realization of the right to adequate food while it argues for a human rights-based approach to tackle FLW.

Most of the people suffering from hunger around the world live in rural areas and engage in agricultural activity. It is not just a coincidence that they also often lack basic services, such as energy and irrigation provision, due to a lack of infrastructure. This lack of infrastructure is an important reason for their vulnerability to hunger.

There is very limited experimental evidence of the impact of large-scale, government-led school meals programs on child educational achievements in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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