India’s fisheries sector can grab almost $9 billion investment in 5 years


India expects the fisheries sector to attract investments worth $ 9 billion (Rs 67,000 crore) over the next five years along with huge employment generation. Fisheries exports are expected to more than double to Rs 100,000 crore by 2024-25 from Rs 46,589 crore at present, Union Fisheries Secretary Rajeev Ranjan said at an e-conference of […]

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Antimicrobial resistance – challenges for agriculture and food sectors


An estimated 700 000 people die each year from antimicrobial resistant (AMR) infections and an untold number of sick animals may not be responding to treatment. AMR is a significant global threat to public health, food safety and security, as well as to livelihoods, animal production and economic and agricultural development. The intensification of agricultural […]

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Interview – FarmERP plans to Uberize India’s small vegetable growers


Farm ERP co-founder Sanjay Borkar  spoke to about their recent efforts to use the same principles as Uber to create an efficient and sustainable value chain for small vegetable growers. His company has been using Enterprise Resource Planning to help the farming community just like any other business. What is your plan for Uberization […]

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Supply chain breakdown leads to price rise in staples including potatoes, onions, pulses and sugar


Supply disruptions and exodus of migrant workforce have already started having impact on prices of staples and vegetables all across the country. Wholesale prices of essential commodities, especially vegetables, have shown a sharp increase during the last few days. A three-week lockdown in India aimed at stopping the coronavirus is preventing perishables from reaching its […]

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How Europe will keep food on the shelves

Europe won’t starve because of the coronavirus, but the epidemic is making it harder to get your pasta and fresh fruit to the grocery store shelves. Even before countries announced lockdowns to try to contain the spread of the global pandemic, panic-buyers stripped the shelves bare of staple foods and toilet rolls. Politicians from German […]

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Global food shortages possible due to Coronavirus hit on supply chains, says FAO


The COVID-19 pandemic has put the world on a crisis footing, with unprecedented actions to restrict movements and plans for radical deployment of public funds to combat the threat posed by a novel coronavirus that knows no boundaries. Success will entail coherent and robust plans for our food systems. FAO Chief Economist Maximo Torero Cullen […]

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