FAO India Head Calls on Agriculture Minister, Discusses Farming, Animal Health Issues19 June 2014
INDIA - Peter Kenmore, FAO Representative in India has notified the Agriculture Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh today (19 June) of the work done by FAO globally, and in India towards ensuring food security and price stability in the context of challenges on account of climate change.
Mr Kenmore also discussed the international programmes and interventions of FAO, especially in locust control, management of diseases like avian flu, mapping of resources of oceans, forests and global Commons.
He lauded the efforts of India in extending support to global partnerships in agriculture and food security.
The Agriculture Minster discussed India's new agriculture development policy with renewed focus on marginal and small farmers, micro irrigation, soil health cards and access to credit.
He was happy to note that FAO was marking the current year as the International Year of Family Farming.
This was especially relevant in the context of production system in India, which was predominantly based on family farms.
He expressed the hope that India and FAO will work together for the food security, not just of India, but also of the entire region, and the world.
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