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International Tea Day 2024: FAO Highlights Women’s Pivotal Role in the Tea Industry

On International Tea Day 2024, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) spotlighted the critical role women play in the tea sector, emphasizing their substantial contributions and the challenges they face.

Pakistan’s GDP Rises 2.09% in Q3, Bolstered by Strong Agricultural Performance

Pakistan’s economy showed promising signs of recovery with a 2.09% growth in GDP for the third quarter of the financial year 2023-2024, driven primarily by robust agricultural output, according to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).

FAO Wins Prestigious King Hassan II of Morocco Great World Water Prize

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been awarded the King Hassan II of Morocco Great World Water Prize at the 10th World Water Forum in Bali.

FAO Highlights the Transformative Potential of AI in Agrifood Systems

The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), QU Dongyu, emphasized the profound impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital technologies on the global agrifood systems during the Business Federations of the G7 (B7) meeting in Rome.

Banking Sector Proposals Critical for SMEs, Tech, and Agriculture, Says Aurangzeb

Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Mohammad Aurangzeb emphasized the significance of the banking sector’s recommendations for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), digital technology, and agriculture in promoting growth and sustainability.

Can Climate-Smart Agriculture Secure Our Planet’s Future?

In a recent episode of the State of the Economy podcast, Businessline’s Subramani R Mancombu engages in a thought-provoking discussion with Ashish Dobhal, CEO of UPL SAS.

Odisha FPOs make historic leap into global markets

In a landmark achievement for Odisha’s agricultural sector, Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) in the state have successfully ventured into international markets with their inaugural commercial shipment of fresh mangoes and vegetables.

Agriculture Department Advocates Soil Testing for Enhanced Crop Yield and Cost Reduction

The agriculture department in erstwhile Khammam district is prioritizing soil testing as a crucial measure to boost crop productivity and alleviate investment burdens for farmers.

Google Arts & Culture and India’s Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Launch Digital Exhibit on Millets

In a landmark collaboration, Google Arts & Culture and India’s Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare have unveiled a groundbreaking digital exhibit titled “Millets: Seeds of Change.”

FAO Regional Conference for Europe: Prioritizing Resilience in Agrifood Systems

Inaugurating the 34th Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Europe (ERC), Qu Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, underscored the pivotal role of Europe and Central Asia in fostering sustainable transformations within agrifood systems.

FAO Emphasizes Technology for International Day of Plant Health

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is gearing up to commemorate this year’s International Day of Plant Health (IDPH) by highlighting the critical role of technology and innovation in protecting plant life, vital for sustaining our planet.

Uttar Pradesh Government’s Agri Innovation Initiative

In a bid to revolutionize the agricultural landscape, the Uttar Pradesh government has embarked on an ambitious plan to promote agricultural startups and integrate artificial intelligence (AI) into farming practices.

Agriculture Department Advises Against Vengurla 4 Cashew Cultivation

In a recent announcement, the agriculture department has advised farmers to refrain from cultivating the Vengurla 4 variant of cashew due to its diminishing productivity.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Advisors Shine Bright: A Celebration of Excellence

Dedicated academic advisors are the backbone of student success within the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (AGLS).

US’s Largest Public Utility Forges Ahead with Controversial Gas Plant

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), the nation’s largest public utility, has announced plans to construct a new natural gas plant in Tennessee, sparking controversy over its environmental implications.

FAO’s Earth Map Recognized with Google Impact Award

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has received the prestigious Google Geo for Good Impact Award for its groundbreaking initiative, Earth Map.

FAO Food Price Index Shows Marginal Increase in April

FAO reports slight uptick in global food prices, driven by meat and vegetable oils, despite declines in sugar and dairy.

International Year of the Woman Farmer 2026: FAO Applauds UN Decision

In a landmark decision, the United Nations General Assembly has designated 2026 as the International Year of the Woman Farmer, a move welcomed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

FAO’s One Country One Priority Product Initiative Celebrates Milestones and Aims for Scaled Implementation

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) marked another milestone in its One Country One Priority Product (OCOP) initiative during the second meeting of its Steering Committee.

FAO Presents World Food Forum 2024: A Platform for Global Agrifood Transformation

The stage is set for the World Food Forum (WFF) 2024, as the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reveals the intricate framework of this year’s event.

FAO Launches Global Initiative to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance in Agrifood Systems

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has unveiled a bold 10-year initiative aimed at curbing the excessive use of antimicrobials in farming practices.

Global Report on Food Crises Highlights Urgent Need for Action

In a sobering presentation of the Global Report on Food Crises, Qu Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), underscored the urgent need for heightened attention to agricultural aid in the face of escalating food crises worldwide.

FAO Launches Green Cities Initiative in Cameroon to Tackle Urban Challenges

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has officially initiated its Green Cities Initiative in Cameroon, recognizing the pressing need to address urban challenges in the face of rapid global urbanization.

Cereal Production Plummets, Deepening Hunger Crisis

The ongoing conflict in Sudan, which erupted in April 2023, has taken a devastating toll on cereal production in the region.

Plant Health Governing Body Convenes to Address Pests and Diseases

In a bid to mitigate the threats posed by plant pests and diseases to agriculture, ecosystems, and global food security, the FAO Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) met today to deliberate on further measures.

FSSAI Launches Extensive Food Safety Awareness Campaign in Delhi Markets

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has initiated a comprehensive awareness and sensitization program targeting major markets in the national capital, in collaboration with the Food Safety Department, Delhi. Commencing on April 8th, 2024, from prominent locations…

A Comprehensive Overview of Measures Aimed at Ensuring the Welfare of Farmers

Government has taken a large number of measures to ensure welfare of farmers.

Government’s Vision 2047: A Blueprint for Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable Agriculture: The Indian government is methodically constructing a comprehensive plan to reduce fertilizer usage, improve soil quality

National Transit Pass System- NTPS Launched by Minister Bhupender Yadav for Seamless Forest Produce Transit Across India

Union Minister Bhupender Yadav introduced the NTPS across India in a key step toward improving the ease of doing business in the forestry industry.

Lenovo’s Work For Humankind initiative helps Kerala’s Kanthalloor revive lost millet varieties

Lenovo today announced the successful culmination of its Work for Humankind Initiative, with six millet varieties making a comeback in Kanthalloor, Kerala.