Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare attended the 42nd session of FAO Conference virtually. conference highlighted by Indian agriculture performed well during the COVID-19 pandemic as it registered an all-time high production of foodgrains at 305 million tonne as well as in exports during 2020-21, contributing to the global food security.
About Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO)
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger and improve nutrition and food security. It was founded in October 1945.
About FAO Conference
The Conference is the supreme governing body of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Comprising all FAO Members meets in regular session every two years. Its main functions are to determine the policies of the Organization, approve the budget, and make recommendations to Members and international organizations on any matter pertaining to the purposes of FAO. The Conference also elects the Council.
About FAO Council
The Council is the executive organ of the Conference. It exercises powers delegated to it by the Conference and meets at least three times between regular Conference sessions. The Council comprises 49 Member Nations each elected by the Conference for a three-year term with one-third of the membership standing down each year.
Sources : PIB