Agriculture Newsletter - December 01 to 05, 2014

CDC, the UK's development finance institution, has announced a new US$30mn commitment to a pioneering investment fund focused on India's food and agribusiness sector.

Dec 05, 2014 10:12 IST India Infoline News Service

Top News
 
FAO Director-General stresses link between rural development and migration
If countries of the Mediterranean want to stem the tide on forced migration and human suffering, they must put agricultural, food and rural development at the core of regional cooperation, FAO Director-General Jos? Graziano da Silva said. Speaking at the Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Agriculture in Palermo, Italy, the FAO Director-General stressed the connection between agriculture and migration and the importance of investing in strong rural livelihoods, particularly for youth...Read More

Domestic News
 
Rollout of cold chains helps to prevent losses of as much as 40% of fresh food produce in India
The report 'A Tank of Cold: Cleantech Leapfrog to a more food secure world' by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, one of the oldest professional institutions in UK,highlights that lack of proper handling and an inadequate cold and frozen supply chain or 'cold chain' leads to losses of perishable food produce, such as fruit and vegetables, of as much as 50% every year in India...Read More

CDC commits US$30m investment into Indian food and agribusiness sector
CDC, the UK's development finance institution, has announced a new US$30mn commitment to a pioneering investment fund focused on India's food and agribusiness sector. Rabo Equity's India Agri Business Fund 2 will invest in growing businesses across the agribusiness industry, such as agricultural input, food processing, rural retail and cold chain storage and distribution companies...Read More

International News
 
Belgium supports FAO emergency response capacity with EUR5.8 million
Belgium has donated EUR5.8 million to support FAO activities that help protect agriculture-based livelihoods for food security and resilience in the face of natural disasters and human-induced crises. The donation to FAO's Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation Activities (SFERA) enables FAO to rapidly acquire agricultural inputs -like quality seeds, fertilizer and tools-- and quickly launch field activities to protect agriculture livelihoods, reboot agricultural production, and safeguard food security...Read More

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