food crises

CHOGM call for removal of trade barriers on food exports


October 29th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 29 (IANS) The Commonwealth has called for elimination of trade barriers on food exports and for coordinated emergency relief efforts to deal with immediate food crises.Adopting the "Perth ... Read more...

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India faces climate change, hunger risks: Report


October 10th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) India has been placed seventh in the list of 21 developing countries for its vulnerability in being able to feed its people and grow food, ... Read more...

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India wants World Bank to raise lending limits


April 17th, 2011 - 10:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 17 (IANS) India has asked the World Bank to take measures to enhance the lending limits which are constraining the ability of India and other developing countries to ... Read more...

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Scientist working to grow meat in lab


February 1st, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A scientist at the Medical University of South Carolina has been working for the past 10 years to grow meat.Vladimir Mironov, one of only a few scientists worldwide ... Read more...

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“The great goals are within reach” - UN’s Ban


September 23rd, 2010 - 10:03 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed the General Assembly on Thursday calling on the international community to pull together as the “great goals” of the world ... Read more...

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Government has betrayed the common man: Sushma Swaraj


August 3rd, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 3 (ANI): Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, on Tuesday said that the common man has been the hardest hit by the price rise.Opening the ... Read more...

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Beefed-up diets of Asia’s middle class may lead to chronic food shortages


August 29th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 30 (ANI): Scientists have said that the beefed-up diets of Asia's expanding middle class could lead to chronic food shortages for the water-stressed region.According to a report in National ... Read more...

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Global crises threaten progress on MDGs


July 7th, 2009 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Progress made in earlier years to achieve the millennium development goals (MDGs) in the fields of health, education, sanitation and women empowerment in India and South Asia ... Read more...

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NASA uses satellite to improve global crop forecasting


May 27th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): NASA researchers are using satellite data to cultivate the most accurate estimates of soil moisture, which would improve global crop forecasting.Soil moisture is essential for seeds to germinate ... Read more...

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“Green” and “blue” water to reduce future food crises


May 6th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): An analysis by a team of Swedish and German scientists quantifies for the first time the opportunities of effectively using both "green" and "blue" water to adapt to ... Read more...

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1st anniversary of global seed vault marked with four-ton shipment of critical food crops


February 26th, 2009 - 6:17 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): A four-ton shipment of critical food crops has been supplied to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, as it celebrates its one-year anniversary.The shipment included almost 90,000 samples of ... Read more...

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Tsvangirai urges the West to fund power-sharing government


February 23rd, 2009 - 3:11 am ICT by IANS
Harare, Feb 23 (DPA) Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai Sunday made an impassioned appeal to the international community to fund the country's new coalition government, calling the situation in the hunger- and ... Read more...

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Land of agriculture is facing food crisis


December 19th, 2008 - 3:28 pm ICT by admin
By Amit Dwivedi A few years back, at an interactive session on economy in Missouri, United States President George W Bush argued that, 'prosperity in countries like India is good but it triggers ... Read more...

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US’ ambitious policies triggered financial meltdown: Iran


October 16th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Astana, Oct 16 (IANS) Iran Thursday blamed the ambitious policies of the US for the global financial crisis and advocated an overhaul of industrial and banking sectors."The global financial meltdown has ... Read more...

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‘Britain faces food crises that could swing elections’


October 7th, 2008 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 7 (IANS) The price and supply of food could decide the outcome of future elections in Britain, says a leading strategic thinktank.The London-based Chatham House, also known as the Royal ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh leaves for New York today


September 22nd, 2008 - 10:19 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 21 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is leaving on a ten-day visit to the US and France this morning. During the visit the Prime Minister will address ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh leaves for New York tomorrow


September 21st, 2008 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , Sept 21 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will leave on a ten-day visit to the United States and France on Monday. During the visit the Prime Minister ... Read more...

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India, France likely to sign agreement to start nuclear commerce


September 20th, 2008 - 9:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , Sept 20 (ANI): India and France are likely to sign a frame work agreement to start nuclear commerce between the two countries.The agreement will be signed during ... Read more...

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NGO coalition demands Saarc food bank


July 26th, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kandy (Sri Lanka), July 26 (IANS) The number of hungry people in south Asia will rise to over 588 million by 2009, says a coalition of NGOs and academics from the region, ... Read more...

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Software, BPO industry growth will slow down next year: Nasscom


July 9th, 2008 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The software and business process outsourcing (BPO) industry's growth is expected to slow down considerably next financial year, the organisation representing the Indian software industry says in ... Read more...

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Scientists learn about rice and how to help fight poverty


July 7th, 2008 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Los Banos(Philippines), July 7 (ANI): A unique course designed to inspire young scientists will develop the research leaders who can help prevent food crises such as that seen around the world ... Read more...

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With n-deal on mind, Manmohan leaves for Japan Monday


July 6th, 2008 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) In the shadow of political uncertainty, inflationary woes and a looming election, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh heads for Japan Monday morning for a rendezvous with leaders of ... Read more...

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G-8 leaders to call for stockpiling basic grains


July 6th, 2008 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Toyako (Japan), July 6 (DPA) Leaders of the Group of Eight (G-8) industrialized nations are expected to agree during their summit in Hokkaido to stockpile grains to better cope with future food ... Read more...

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India must protect its interests in climate change talks: PM


June 12th, 2008 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) India must protect its national interests when global solutions to the challenge of climate change are devised, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here Wednesday. "The world shares ... Read more...

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India and Brazil rubbish blames of world food shortage


May 16th, 2008 - 10:22 pm ICT by admin
By Naveen KapoorYeketerinberg, May 16 (ANI): In the first standalone Brazil-Russia-India-China (BRIC) meeting which concluded on Friday at the little known industrial Russian town of yeketerinburg, both the emerging economies, ... Read more...

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Musharraf promises full co-operation and support to Gilani


April 30th, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by admin
Rawalpindi, Apr 30 (ANI): In his first official meeting with Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani in Rawalpindi last evening, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf reportedly promised him full co-operation and support. ... Read more...

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Better diets in China, India contribute to world food crisis: US


April 29th, 2008 - 12:30 pm ICT by admin
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 29 (IANS) US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice considers apparent improvement in the diets of people in China and India and resultant export caps among the reasons for ... Read more...

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