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Small farmers can adapt to climate change challenges if provided with right information: Bill Gates

Delivering the inaugural address at the 8th International Conference on Agricultural Statistics (ICAS-VIII),18th November 2019, Mr. Bill Gates, Co-Chair Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said “The biggest challenge today is climate change at a time when we need to increase production & food availability. The work that statisticians do is very critical to face this […]

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A major step forward in reducing food loss and waste is critical to achieve the SDG

Globally around 14 percent of the world’s food is lost after harvesting and before reaching the retail level. FAO report provides to help identify appropriate measures for an effective reduction .              A new FAO report launched today by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization provides insights into how much food is lost – at different […]

World pledges blueprint for more sustainable future at 4th UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi

‘World pledges blueprint for more sustainable future’ at 4th UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi

At a meeting of the world’s top environmental body, ministers lay groundwork for a new model of development to protect planet’s degraded resources. The Fourth UN Environment Assembly gathers under the twin themes of innovative solutions for environmental challenges and sustainable consumption and production. After five days of talks at the Fourth UN Environment Assembly, […]

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Sustainable farming, ‘key’ to world free of hunger, malnutrition, says UN agriculture chief

Focusing this year on the links between agricultural trade, climate change and food security, Director-General José Graziano da Silva said in the foreword that “ensuring food security for all is both a key function of, and a challenge for agriculture, which faces ever-increasing difficulties.” “As populations rise, urbanization increases and incomes grow, the agricultural sector […]