MDG1: Eradicate Extreme Hunger and 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.
Apr 02, 2014 05:42 PM
Dr Bindu N Lohani, Vice President, Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank, Philippines, spoke to OneWorld South Asia on the sidelines of DSDS-2014 in New Delhi. Excerpts from the interview.
[Delhi Sustainable Development Summit] [India] [DSDS 2014] [Sustainable Development] [South Asia]
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]