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Monthly Archives: April 2013

International Year of Pulses One Step Closer

With grateful thanks to the Turkish and Pakistan Governments who proposed the resolution and the representatives of 47 other country governments who form FAO Council, we are very pleased to announce that Council approved unanimously the first of 3 steps towards the declaration of 2016 as UN International Year of Pulses, to follow the Year […]

Insight deficits

In a world where Google and Wikipedia have put a global library at everyone’s finger tips, we live in a knowledge rich world. Still for all the ability to look up facts and access information, there is still an inability to cut through the clutter and pick a way forward. Sunny Verghese, the Managing Director […]

Need for Balanced UN Text on Biofuels

From an article written by Robynne Anderson for Gaftaworld, Issue 201, April 2013 Biofuels policy is currently under examination by the UN’s High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) on food security. Set in the context of the FAO’s 2012 call for the suspension of biofuels targets, the primary aim of the 85-page draft text (PDF, […]