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  • Golden Rice

    Why in News Bangladesh is to be the first country to approve golden rice planting in the country. Golden rice is a genetically modified variety...

    25 Nov 2019 Food Security

  • International Seed Treaty

    Why in News The eighth session of the Governing Body of International Treaty of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) is being...

    12 Nov 2019 Food Security

  • Cropping Patterns and Major Crops of India: Part Two

    Major Cash Crops Sugarcane Temperature: Between 21-27°C with hot and humid climate. Rainfall: Around 75-100 cm. Soil Type: Deep rich...

    04 Nov 2019 Food Security

  • Cropping Patterns and Major Crops of India: Part One

    Two-thirds of India’s population is engaged in agricultural activities. It is a primary activity, which produces food grains and raw materials...

    02 Nov 2019 Food Security

  • Minimum Support Price

    The Government has hiked the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Rabi crops for the marketing season 2020-21, after decision was taken at a meeting of...

    25 Oct 2019 Food Security

  • Climate Change Affecting Banana Cultivation

    According to a recent study published in Nature Climate Change, 10 leading banana producer countries including India- the largest producer &...

    06 Sep 2019 Food Security

  • One Nation One Ration Card Scheme

    With effect from 1st October 2019, two new clusters, Kerala and Karnataka and Rajasthan and Haryana, will join the initiative of inter-state...

    04 Sep 2019 Food Security

  • Food Wastage and its Impact

    According to the report “Reducing Food Loss and Waste” by the World Resources Institute (WRI), uneaten food is impacting the economy and...

    03 Sep 2019 Food Security

  • In Depth - Blue Revolution

    The Vice-President on 30th August 2019, inaugurated the fifth edition of the Aqua Aquaria India in Hyderabad. It is an event that is held every...

    03 Sep 2019 Food Security

  • 5th Aqua Aquaria India 2019

    Recently, the Vice President of India inaugurated the 5th Aqua Aquaria India, 2019 in Hyderabad, Telangana. The theme for the 2019 edition is...

    31 Aug 2019 Food Security

  • Seed Bankers for Conserving Native Crops

    A total of 1597 farmers varieties have been registered with Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Authority and certificates of...

    27 Jul 2019 Food Security


    Last Updated: July 2022 What is APEDA? About The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) was...

    17 Jul 2019 Food Security

  • Food Security

    As per the Economic Survey (2018-19), India needs to take big initiatives to improve its food security as it faces supply constraints, water...

    12 Jul 2019 Food Security

  • Integrated Management of Public Distribution System

    The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution has launched a new central sector scheme- Integrated Management of Public...

    10 Jul 2019 Food Security

  • Anti Locust Fight

    The officials from India and Pakistan are closely working together to prevent the movement of locusts and save crops in bordering districts. Both...

    03 Jul 2019 Food Security

  • One Nation One Ration Card Scheme

    Recently the Food Minister announced One Nation One Ration Card Scheme, which all states needs to implement by July 2020. One Nation One Ration...

    02 Jul 2019 Food Security

  • Climate Change and Crop Production

    According to a recent study, India’s grain production is vulnerable to climate change, primarily because of the decline in yield of rice crop...

    19 Jun 2019 Food Security

  • Sheath Blight Disease

    Sheath blight is a fungal disease caused by Rhizoctonia solani. Rice sheath blight is an increasing concern for rice production, especially in...

    15 Jun 2019 Food Security

  • Unapproved Sowing of Genetically Modified Crops

    The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has sought a detailed report on the sowing of unapproved Genetically Modified (GM)...

    14 Jun 2019 Food Security


    The technical document "PEGASUS" i.e. Phycomorph European Guidelines for a Sustainable Aquaculture of Seaweeds, highlights the current state of...

    25 May 2019 Food Security

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