MDG1: Eradicate Extreme Hunger and Poverty
Oct 25, 2014 08:00 AM “Entrenched poverty and prejudice, and vast gulfs between wealth and destitution, can undermine the fabric of societies,” said Ban Ki-moon, the UN chief.
Oct 24, 2014 08:00 AM “Family farmers are key to unlocking global progress,” said the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Oct 22, 2014 12:29 PM “Political commitment and leadership from governments is the first step towards achieving food security,” says an FAO official.
Oct 16, 2014 11:20 AM In Sri Lanka, proportion of undernourished in the population steadily decreased from a 33.4% in 1990-1992 period to 22.8% in the 2011-2013.
Sep 20, 2014 06:00 AM
Clarity among people on the ambitious Jan Dhan scheme is very crucial, said a high ranking Indian official.
[India social schemes] [Poverty eradication] [Indian Government] [Poverty reduction]
Sep 18, 2014 05:10 PM
This scheme, ‘Swavalamban Abhiyan’, will benefit and empower the women in Gujarat, said the Indian Prime Minister during the launch.
[Sustainable Development] [South Asia] [Poverty]
Sep 12, 2014 08:11 PM
The toll free number will help in creating database of common logistical hurdles experienced on highways by the reefer operators.
[Food prices] [Agri-business] [India] [Food wastage] [Food Distribution] [South Asia] [Agriculture]
Sep 12, 2014 01:55 PM
With 2014 being another record year for wheat production, prices for the staple grain continued to slide in August, reaching their lowest value since July 2010.
[Agriculture] [Food prices] [Food safety]
Sep 11, 2014 06:27 PM
Despite a high growth rate, wages in Gujarat are the second lowest in India, says renowned Indian economist, Jayati Ghosh.
[Sustainable Development] [Gujarat] [South Asia] [UNCTAD] [India Poverty]
Sep 09, 2014 05:30 PM
Policy Analyst Devinder Sharma in an interview to OneWorld South Asia has urged the NDA government for providing assured monthly income to the Indian farmers.
[Agro-chemicals] [Indian Farmers] [Agri-business] [Emissions] [Climate Change policy] [Agriculture]
Sep 05, 2014 11:11 AM
The farm income insurance scheme to provide protection to farmers against natural calamities is on the cards, said India’s Agriculture Minister.
[South Asia] [Agriculture] [Agri-business] [Indian Farmers]
Sep 03, 2014 01:19 PM
The decision comes after legislators complained that no productive assets are being created through the rural job scheme.
[India] [Monsoon rains India] [Drought resilience] [Agriculture] [South Asia]
Sep 03, 2014 09:00 AM
The Government has launched Rastriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) to promote use of organic farming.
[Agri-business] [India] [Agri-technology] [Agro-forestry] [Agriculture] [Agro-chemicals]
Jul 28, 2014 04:30 PM
UNDP’s Human Development report-2014 recommends universalizing social protection ensuring full employment to help eradicate poverty.
[India] [Poverty eradication] [Inequality, Vulnerability] [South Asia] [Poverty] [Human Development] [UNDP]
Jul 08, 2014 12:19 PM
Loch Duart Ltd, independent Scottish salmon farmers, has signed a groundbreaking supply agreement with CellsUnited Ltd, a company pioneering new developments in advanced nutrition.
[Hunger and Poverty] [Malnutrition]
Jun 03, 2014 06:20 PM According to Policy Analyst Devinder Sharma, Indian agriculture is faced with a crisis of sustainability and economic viability. Sharma believes that the spate of farmer suicides and the willingness of farmers to quit agriculture if given a choice is a stark reminder of the grave crisis. This video from GOI Monitor has been produced by independent journalist and researcher, Manu Moudgil.