Role of technologies, policies and infrastructure would be crucial in realising the potential of rainfed agriculture. “Technologies and public policies, the two major drivers of agricultural growth, should have appropriate synergies to move forward,” said M O H Farook, governor, Jharkhand, while inaugurating the 20th meeting of ICAR Regional Committee No IV at Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi.(F&B news)
According to the Indian Medical Association, anaemia is one of the leading causes of school dropouts and results in lower mental and motor development, fatigue and low productivity in adulthood. There are various estimates of the impact on GDP; according to The Micronutrient Initiative, India loses 1.27 per cent of its GDP annually due to anaemia.
The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of Food for Peace (FFP), is responding to the needs of Zimbabweans who require food aid during the 2010-2011 lean season. USAID is partnering with Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the lead agency in a consortium which includes ACDI/VOCA and CARE, to implement the Promoting Recovery in Zimbabwe (PRIZE) program. The United States government is the largest single donor of humanitarian assistance in Zimbabwe. Since 2002, the United States has contributed more than $1 billion to humanitarian operations in Zimbabwe.