May 2016

At regional session, UN agricultural agency urges sustainable development for better nutrition

UN News Centre, May 2, 2016
While many countries in Europe and Central Asia have made progress in reducing the prevalence of hunger, other forms of malnutrition still exist in the region and can only be combatted by prioritizing food security, agriculture and rural development.

No tax on agriculture income: Arun Jaitley

Times of India, May 5, 2016
The central government on Thursday outright rejected suggestions from some opposition members to bring agriculture income under the tax net, saying this is not being considered at all.

A new global food system for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

E15 Initiative, May 23, 2016
The 2016 Global Food Policy Report, a flagship publication of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) proposes key policy options to achieve the SDGs through a new global food system.

India and Iran: Changing the great game

The Diplomat, May 27, 2016
The historic pact between India and Iran recently to build Chabahar port in Iran has the potential to alter the dynamics of “The Great Game” for good. The pact, which will kick off a transport-and-trade corridor linking India to Afghanistan via Iran, dramatically adds new players to the game, constructs a compelling economic dimension, and has the potential for a new security paradigm to bring about a geopolitical shift in the region.