MDG1: Eradicate Extreme Hunger and Poverty
Mar 05, 2014 02:00 PM
Peter E Kenmore, Representative in India of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), spoke to OneWorld South Asia on the sidelines of DSDS-2014 in New Delhi. Excerpts from the interview.
[Food safety] [Agriculture] [Agri-business] [Food insecurity] [Indian Farmers] [Food wastage] [Food Distribution] [South Asia]
Feb 18, 2014 07:00 PM
Water needs to be priced to reflect its scarcity, said, Montek Singh, Deputy Chairperson, Planning Commission of India, during his valedictory address at DSDS-2014.
[India] [Delhi Sustainable Development Summit] [DSDS 2014] [South Asia] [Sustainable Development]
Feb 11, 2014 12:28 PM
Despite enough food production globally, millions of people still do not have access to the bare minimum requirements, said, Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Deputy Director General, IIASA.
[DSDS 2014] [Poverty and Hunger] [South Asia] [Poverty eradication] [Delhi Sustainable Development Summit]
Jan 24, 2014 05:55 PM Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator & UNDP Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme, India believes that the DSDS Summit is an important opportunity to discuss three of the greatest problems that India is facing today - Energy, Water and Food Security. DSDS brings together world leaders, activists and media and experts to how to solve the problems these three problems. It is becoming increasingly clear that the challenges the world faces in respect of energy, water and food security are interlinked. Consequently, if strategies have to be developed for tackling one or the other aspect of this integrated challenge we would need to consider comprehensive and critical aspects of managing supply and demand for energy, water and food in a manner that ensures security in each of these.
Nov 29, 2013 11:10 AM
O P Rawat, Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises, said that sky was the limit for CSR projects in the field of social welfare.
[Corporate Social Responsibility] [South Asia] [Civil Society] [India nonprofits] [India social schemes] [Indian NGOs]
Nov 22, 2013 03:34 PM
The UN General Assembly plans to declare 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming, said Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in India, while speaking at a roundtable conference - ‘Small Farmers Big Stakeholders?’
[UN] [Agriculture] [Food insecurity] [Food Distribution]
Nov 21, 2013 06:50 PM
Renowned agricultural expert Prof. MS Swaminathan said that providing support to small farmers in India will not only help in eradicating poverty but also lead to nutritional security.
[South Asia] [Indian women] [Food Distribution] [Agri-technology] [Food security] [Agri-business]
Oct 03, 2013 10:55 AM
There is a need for complete re-engineering of the existing public distribution system (PDS), said India’s Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar
[Food] [Food security] [Food Distribution] [India]
Oct 01, 2013 11:01 AM
"Studies indicate that two-thirds of poverty reduction is facilitated by growth,” said Pranab Mukherjee, the Indian President.
[Poverty and Hunger] [Indian President] [Economy] [Pranab Mukherjee] [Economic growth] [India's economic growth]
Sep 30, 2013 12:27 PM
While there is still enough food in the smaller number of villages surveyed, fewer people can afford it, said Kathy Derore, head of the programme unit at World Food Programme (WFP) in Sri Lanka.
[Sri Lanka] [Food prices] [Hunger and Poverty] [Food security]
Sep 27, 2013 01:45 PM
The island nation of Sri Lanka has urged the United Nations to study global inequality, failure to lift millions out of poverty.
[Poverty eradication] [Sri Lanka] [South Asia] [Poverty reduction]
Sep 13, 2013 11:22 AM
The Food Security Bill will guarantee 5 kilogram of rice, wheat and coarse cereals per month per person at the rate of 1 to 3 rupees per kilogram.
[Food insecurity] [Food security] [South Asia] [India]
Sep 09, 2013 12:47 PM
By promoting literacy, we can help millions of people write their own chapter of opportunity in their lives, said Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General.
[South Asia] [Literacy] [Education Policy] [Children] [Education] [Education For All]
Sep 03, 2013 11:35 AM
The ambitious bill, to provide highly subsidised foodgrains is expected to benefit 82 crore people in the country.
[India] [Food Distribution] [Food crisis] [Indian Parliament] [South Asia] [Hunger and Poverty]
Aug 27, 2013 11:31 AM
Just before voting on the bill, the Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj said, the BJP is supporting the legislation despite it being half-baked.
[Hunger and Poverty] [South Asia] [Food insecurity] [Food Distribution] [India]
Aug 08, 2013 10:00 AM
The much-touted Food Security Bill, which proposes to give the country's three-fourth population subsidised food, was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
[South Asia] [Food safety] [India] [Food insecurity] [Hunger and Poverty] [Food]