October 01, 2013

01/10/2013: New Delhi calls for wheat flour not grain; innovative oilseed crop; FEED II project

Back in August, the Global Miller reported the launch of a USD$22 billion government welfare scheme set up to provide subsidised wheat to 1.2 billion people in New Delhi, India under the National Food Security Act.

Now, the state of Himachal Pradesh in Northern India has asked the government to provide wheat flour in place of wheat grain.

Speaking at the food ministers conference in New Delhi, GS Bali, food civil supplies minister said there were no grinding facilities for wheat grain in remote and rural areas of the state. 

Canadian oilseed producers will soon benefit from research in innovative oilseed varieties with the help of investments of the Canadian government.

Gerry Ritz, Canadian agriculture minister recently announced news of a new Soy 20/20 project that aims to research and develop new varieties of oilseed crops in Canada.

This investment of CAD$3.7 million will help the Soy 20/20 project develop market-ready varieties of camelina sativa to growers across Canada and will help increase the value of the oil for industrial use.

Community development organisation ACD/VOCA boasts successful work with Ethiopian smallholder livestock producers. 

Thanks to a cooperative agreement worth almost USD$14 million, which was awarded to the organisation on 12th September 2013 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, ACD/VOCA has established The Feed Enhancement for Ethiopian Development (FEED II) project.

Ethiopia's livestock population is the largest on the African continent, with an estimated 80 million cattle, sheep, goats and camels and 32 million poultry. The project will increase livestock and poultry productivity by continuing to develop Ethiopia's animal feed sector.
English: Wheat (Triticum aestivum) near Auvers...
English: Wheat (Triticum aestivum) near Auvers-sur-Oise, France, June 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Himachal Pradesh on Monday asked the central government to provide wheat flour in place of wheat grain under the National Food Security Act that will enable over 37 lakh people to get subsidised food grains in the state. Speaking at food ministers' conference in New Delhi, Food Civil Supplies Minister GS Bali said there were no grinding facilities in remote and rural areas of the state and the people were demanding wheat flour in place of wheat grain.

Read more at: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/food-subsidy-scheme-himachal-pradesh-demands-wheat-flour-not-grain/425564-3-254.html?utm_source=ref_article
Himachal Pradesh on Monday asked the central government to provide wheat flour in place of wheat grain under the National Food Security Act that will enable over 37 lakh people to get subsidised food grains in the state. Speaking at food ministers' conference in New Delhi, Food Civil Supplies Minister GS Bali said there were no grinding facilities in remote and rural areas of the state and the people were demanding wheat flour in place of wheat grain.

Read more at: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/food-subsidy-scheme-himachal-pradesh-demands-wheat-flour-not-grain/425564-3-254.html?utm_source=ref_article
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