FAO Conference 42nd Session

India has provided technical expertise and assistance in cases of trans-boundary pests, primarily Fall Army Worm and Desert Locust.
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Updated: Jun 21, 2021 12:02:37 pm

21 June 2021 Current Affairs:The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare delivered a speech at the 42nd session of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The conference is held every two years. India is a founding member of FAO

Highlights:
♦ The national planning framework developed by India's FAO in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare of the Government of India adopts a multi sectoral approach.
♦ India has provided technical expertise and assistance in cases of trans-boundary pests, primarily Fall Army Worm and Desert Locust. 
♦ The FAO also supported India's proposal for an International Year of Pulses (2016) and an International Year of Millets (2023).
♦ As part of the National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture, India has launched a number of projects aimed at making agriculture more resilient to the negative effects of climate change.
♦ India is heavily promoting organic farming on a large scale.
 
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