Agriculture Current Affairs May 2023

Agriculture Current Affairs

Agriculture Current Affairs May 2023

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MoA&FW and NAFED Introduce Millets Experience Centre

On April 28, 2023, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (MoA&FW) collaborated with the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd. (NAFED) to open the first ‘Millets Experience Centre’ (MEC). This effort, located at Dilli Haat, INA (Indian National Airways) in New Delhi, attempts to improve public knowledge of millets and promote their use.
About Millets Experience Centre (MEC):
i. The newly established Millets Experience Centre (MEC) located at Dilli Haat, renowned as the food bazaar of Delhi and a popular cultural destination for global visitors, offers an opportunity for individuals to immerse themselves in India’s ‘Millet Movement’.

ii. By providing a platform for consumers seeking healthier alternatives, the MEC aims to expand their horizons and shed light on India’s vibrant millet-based startup community.

iii. In the future, MECs are expected to be established not only in Delhi but also in other states through collaborations with retail chains, hotels, and the food and beverage industry.

iv. At the MEC, consumers can explore an extensive millet menu and enjoy an immersive shopping experience with a diverse range of millet-based products, promoting a nutritious and wholesome diet.

International Day of Plant Health 2023 – May 12

Every year on May 12, the International Day of Plant Health (IDPH), organized by the United Nations (UN), is celebrated worldwide to foster global understanding of the critical significance of plant health. This observance aims to combat hunger, alleviate poverty, safeguard biodiversity and the environment, and stimulate economic progress.
  • The theme of International Day of Plant Health 2023 is “Plant Health for Environmental Protection”.

World Bee Day 2023 – May 20

Every year on May 20, the global community comes together to observe World Bee Day, an initiative by the United Nations (UN). This day serves as a platform to promote awareness about the significance of adopting agricultural practices that are friendly to pollinators, including bees. By embracing such practices, we not only protect bees and other pollinators but also contribute to the resilience, sustainability, and efficiency of agrifood systems.
  • The theme for World Bee Day 2023, observed on May 20, 2023, is “Bee engaged in pollinator-friendly agricultural production,” emphasizing the active involvement needed to support these vital creatures and their crucial role in our ecosystems.
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