Published on: June 6, 2021

42 FAO CONFERENCE

42 FAO CONFERENCE

http://manglikrishta.com/tag/thirty-plus-brides/ What is in news : Recently, the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare addressed the 42nd session of Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Conference.

http://thomasgull.com/archives.php Food and Agriculture Organization

  • FAO is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.
  • World Food Day is celebrated every year on 16th October to mark the anniversary of the founding of the FAO in 1945.
  • It is one of the UN food aid organisations based in Rome (Italy). Its sister bodies are the World Food Programme and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

Flagship Publications:

  • The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA).
  • The State of the World’s Forests (SOFO).
  • The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI).
  • The State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA).
  • The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets (SOCO).
  • World Food Price Index.

India and FAO:

  • Support of FAO in endorsing the Indian proposal for an International Year of Pulses which was celebrated in 2016 and for declaring 2023 as the International Year of Millets.
  • India released a commemorative coin of Rs. 75 denomination to mark the 75th Anniversary of the FAO (16th October 2020).

About the conference :

  • The Conference takes place every two years and is FAO’s supreme governing body.
  • It determines the policies of the Organization, approves the budget, and makes recommendations to Members on food and agriculture issues