This report on the State of Indian Agriculture calls for wide-ranging reforms in agriculture sector to enable it to meet the growing demands and meet the challenges posed by various human and environmental factors.

This paper presents FAO’s work on energy in relation to specific components of the agrifood chain. It complements two recent publications, Energy-Smart Food for People and Climate Issues Paper and the policy brief, Making the Case for Energy-Smart Food.

Growing population and rise in income level will lead to increase in demand of high-value agriculture (HVA) produce that includes fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs, milk, fish and value-added food products. The annual growth rate in domestic demands for fruits
and vegetables is estimated at 3.34% and 3.03% respectively. The required growth rates to meet projected demands in the horticulture sub-sector for 2050 may be lower than the growth already achieved during 1998–99 to 2006–07.

This State of Indian Agriculture 2011-2012 released by the Agriculture Ministry calls for wide-ranging reforms in agriculture sector to enable it to meet the growing demands and meet challenges posed by the human & environmental factors.

The study highlights the losses occurring along the entire food chain, and makes assessments of their magnitude. Further, it identifies causes of food losses and possible ways of preventing them. The results of the study suggest that roughly one-third of food produced for human consumption is lost

This guide stresses that low-income, food-deficit countries have been hit hard by high food prices in recent years. Many of these countries have to pay larger food import bills when food prices are soaring.

This module on Women's Knowledge in Agriculture serves as guide in documenting women's indigenous and traditional knowledge, roles and practices in crop production, post-harvest processing and livestock keeping.

Innovations play an important role in food production as well as in optimizing resource utilization by farmers. An innovation is an idea, practice or object that is perceived as new by an individual or others in a given system.

With population growth, massive pressure has been put on natural resources to produce more agricultural products, whilst million tons of agricultural products go to waste during agricultural process. The main purpose of the study was to investigate effective factors in apple waste in Zanjan Province, Iran.

This report argues that further expansion of the global network of protected areas will be necessary, but will not be sufficient to attain a significant reduction in the rate of biodiversity loss worldwide. Structural changes in consumption and in the efficiency of production are indispensable.

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