Based on forecasts of global population growth, food security will remain an important economic development issue over the next several decades. Real food prices have risen in recent years after decades of decline, bringing the issue of food security even further into the public spotlight.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday mooted a more broad-based and inclusive approach for a ‘second green revolution’ aimed at augmenting grain production in a sustainable manner.

This twentieth edition of the Agricultural Outlook published jointly by OECD and FAO provides market projections to 2023 for major agricultural commodities, biofuels and fish across 41 countries and 12 regions. In a special focus on India, the Outlook projects sustained food production and consumption growth, led by value-added sectors like dairy production and aquaculture.

NEW DELHI: Drought-like conditions are intensifying as the monsoon hasn't moved an inch for 10 days now, leaving oilseeds, pulses and paddy fields parched and posing the threat of food inflation an

COIMBATORE: The El Nino phenomenon, which adversely affects the monsoon, is likely to have an impact on the oilseeds production in the country.

Weather conditions in various countries and political tensions in the Black Sea region have made food markets more volatile, FAO reports in the new Food Outlook.

ONLY a severe El Nino can materially impact India’s monsoon rains and hit grain production, historical patterns suggest.

Parts of M.P., Rajasthan hit by rain, hailstorm

The Centre will provide an assistance of Rs. 352 crore to farmers for replanting horticulture crops that were hit by untimely rain and hailstorm earlier this month in parts of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Rajasthan.

The Federation of Agriculture-based Non-governmental Organisations has appealed to the contestants for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls to ensure protection of agricultural lands to ensure the food

Following three years of research, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR) has identified core genes which would help in development of new varieties of wheat, rice and vegetables which would withstand climatic variations.

These varieties, identified from the four lakh accessions held with NBPGR or the national gene bank, would help deal with variations in temperatures, rainfall and alternations in climate conditions witnessed during the last few years.