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and adding more information hoping to help get a clear panoramic on increasing #foodprices and the increasingly looming narrative of #recession 👇
A massive backlog of #grains is piling up in #Ukraine to the tune of nearly 25 million tons due to "#infrastructure challenges" and blocked #ports in the #BlackSea, including #Mariupol - @Reuters reports 📰…
#Ukraine was the fourth-largest corn exporter in the 2020/21 season and the sixth-largest #wheat exporter in the world, according to the #IGC (International #Grains Council).…
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Reality of Doubling #Farmers Income by Modi Govt by 2022

Dalwai committee formed to double farmer's income ,talked about ‘real’ growth in farmer income & calculated that this would require an annual avg of 10.4% growth in income for 7 years, starting with 2015-16 base.
The #farm household’s avg monthly income of ₹8,059 in 2015-16 is an “extrapolation” of the Situation Assessment Survey (SAS) of 2012-13. The extrapolation was done by the Ashok Dalwai-headed committee (DFI committee) constituted in 2017 to suggest how to double #farmers’ income.
Economic Survey 2021-22, indicated that the avg monthly income per #agricultural household in the country stood at Rs 10,218 in 2019, up from Rs 8,059 in 2015-16, & Rs 6,426 in 2013-14, whereas #farmers income in Jharkhand, M.P, Nagaland, Odisha decreased between 2015-16 to 2019
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"I believe tht charity shld be done in silence & with dignity. One can't speak abt their charitable acts becoz it loses its purpose.I've been privileged to be able to use my status as a public personality to champion causes close to my heart"-@iamsrk
Thread:SRK-A Philanthropist
SRK helped by giving 3 lakhs to a Kashmiri Pandit refugee family who met with a serious car accident on their way from Jammu to Delhi. #TheKashmirFiles #KashmiriPandits…
SRK is the founder of the Non-Profit Meer Foundation which provides support to victims of Acid Attacks and major burn injuries through medical treatment, legal aid, vocational training, rehabilitation and livelihood support.
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NEW SHORT FILM: How did COVID-19 affect the food system in #Tanzania?

Our research teams found out, in three market centres: the coastal city of Dar es Salaam, the tourist cross-border hub of Arusha, and Mwanza on Lake Victoria. #Africanfoodsystems

Here are the stories of market traders, truckers, fishers and farmers in #Tanzania. Even without restrictions under President #Magafuli, #Covid_19 had big effects on the people producing & selling food.

See our short film released today. @arusonews
As a woman in market said "Tanzania was not in lockdown but people locked themselves inside".

Declining domestic markets combined with border closures loss of exports and rising prices of imports disrupted the country's #FoodSystems

@esulle46 @LKissoly @EMEDO19 @EsaffHQ
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FM @nsitharaman begins her #Budget2022-23 speech by expressing empathy to those who suffered during the pandemic

Says India's growth estimated to be at 9.2%, highest among all large economies

#AatmaNirbharBharatKaBudget Image
Production Linked Incentive(PLI) Scheme for achieving #AatmaNirbharBharat has received excellent response, with potential to create 60 lakh new jobs and additional production of 30 lakh crore during next 5 yrs: FM @nsitharaman

#AatmaNirbharBharatKaBudget #Budget2022 @makeinindia Image

#Budget2022-23 reiterates focus on public investment to modernize infrastructure over the medium term

PM @GatiShakti will pull forward the economy and will lead to more jobs and opportunities for the youth: FM @nsitharaman

#AatmaNirbharBharatKaBudget Image
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#India's economic growth in current year is estimated to be 9.2%, highest among all large economies- FM @nsitharaman #Budget2022
National Highway network will be expanded by 25,000 kilometre: @nsitharaman #Budget2022
The data exchange among all mode of operators will be brought on unified logistics interfere program : #NirmalaSitharaman

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Finance Minister @nsitharaman is presenting the Union Budget 2022-23 in Parliament

#AatmanirbharBharatKaBudget #Budget2022

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Union Finance Minister @nsitharaman rises to present #Budget2022 in Parliament

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FM @nsitharaman begins presentation of #Budget2022 by expressing empathy with those who had to bear adverse health and economic affects of #COVID19 #Pandemic

Overall sharp rebound and recovery of the economy is reflective of 🇮🇳India's strong resilience

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1/ Strict new rules on the use of #antibiotics and other #antimicrobials in pigs, chickens and other #farm animals come into force today across the #EU. What do the changes mean - and are they good for animals and consumers? A thread//
2/ In 2019 alone 5m deaths were connected to #AntimicrobialResistance (#AMR), according to a recent @TheLancet report. The deadly, drug-resistant infections behind these deaths come about because of the over- and misuse of antimicrobials, which makes bacteria resistant to them
3/ When drug-resistant bugs develop in animals because of antibiotic overuse they can easily spread to humans - often through #food. For example, rates of drug-resistant #salmonella have risen - & infections mainly come from #chicken & other #poultry.…
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சீனாவை சேர்ந்த ஒரு விவசாயி தன்னோட நிலத்தில் கெமிக்கல் கழிவுகளை கொட்டி அவரோட நிலத்தை பால்படுத்தியதற்காக 16 வருஷம் சொந்தமா சட்டம் படித்து அந்த கெமிக்கல் நிறுவனத்திற்கு எதிராக வழக்கு தொடுத்து அந்த வழக்கில் வெற்றியும் பெற்றியிருக்கார் அந்த விவசாயி அவரை பற்றித்தான்
தெரிந்தகொள்ள போகிறோம்,

அந்த விவசாயியோட பேரு Wang சீனாவில் உள்ள Yushutun village அப்படிங்கிற இடத்தில வாழ்ந்துட்டு வராரு,இந்த சட்ட போராட்டம் எப்படி தொடங்குது அப்டினு பார்த்தோம்னா 2001 ஆம் ஆண்டு ஒரு மாலை நேரத்தில wang அவரோட நண்பர்களோட Cards விளையாடிட்டு இருக்காரு அப்பதான் அவரோட
கிராமத்திற்கு பக்கத்தில் உள்ள Qihua தொழிற்சாலையில இருந்து கழிவு நீரை வெளியேற்றி இருக்காங்க அது அவரோட நிலத்தையும் அவரோட வீட்டையும் சூழ்ந்து இருக்கு,இந்த நிகழ்வை போலவே தொடரந்து நடந்துட்டு இருந்து இருக்கு,இது குறித்து Wang அங்குள்ள அரசு தெரிவிச்சு இருக்காரு,அவங்க இவர் சொல்றது போல
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How, over the past 40 years, U.S food supply chain has become concentrated in hands of a few large multinationals, which serve as middlemen in everything from seed genetics to hog processing to supermarkets. Do we want such a business model in India; think hard, do we ?
~From 1975 to 2015, Market share of 4 largest beef packing firms increased from 25% to 85%.

~From 1988 to 2016, Market share of 4 largest soybean seed firms increased from 42% to 76%.

~From 1976 to 2015, Market share of 4 largest hog processing firms increased from 33% to 66% !
~From 1997 to 2018, Market share of 4 "top grocers" increased from 25% to 44%.

~~From 1988 to 2016, Market share of 4 largest corn seed firms increased from 59% to 85%.

~6 brands acct for half the global chocolate market, an asymmetrical market that favors only buyers & traders
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“We have decided to repeal all 3 farm laws & urge farmers to return home to their families and let's start afresh."
-PM Modi


#Farmlaws #FarmlawsRepealled #FarmersProtest #Farmers Image
What were the 3 Farm Laws that let to agitation by farmers?

1. Farmers’ Produce Trade & Commerce (Promotion & Facilitation) Act, 2020
2. Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020
3. Farmers (Empowerment & Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance & Farm Services Act, 2020

What were the demands?

- Farmers sought guaranteed MSP to ensure procurement of crops at a suitable price
- Written assurance for the continuation of MSP & conventional food grain procurement system
- Mandi System to be protected

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'Situation so bad, we are wearing masks even at home,' says the Chief Justice of India NV Ramana as the Supreme Court begins hearing a plea concerning #Delhi's #AirPollution.
"Problem is incentivisation. If you are not giving incentives to farmers for alternatives, then things cannot change. Enforcement cannot happen just like that," says Justice DY Chandrachud on #StubbleBurning as the Supreme Court hears a plea concerning #Delhi's #AirPollution.
"Become fashion for every government to bash #farmers; emergency situation right now and needs immediate measures," says Justice Surya Kant as the Supreme Court hears a plea concerning #Delhi's #AirPollution.
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Indian #Covid mess-Classical Gaslighting by an Ecosystem

Inflict wounds for millennium & poke them.If wounded cry blame,ridicule & humiliate more

#ChildrenOfCivilisation #Indigenous #Bharat presents scientific actual factual data

Thread co-authored with @IndiGenBharat

Indian population>total of Europe+Russia+US+Brazil+Canad+NewZealand+Australia

Our resources were ransacked by invaders & colonisers for millennium

Few pay taxes now

Monsters spread panic killing ppl & Vultures devour flesh #Covid

@Bdutt has bloods on hand & flesh on tongue!
Let’s have a look at the data of where the #COVID19 hot spots were before peak & which states where the Virus 🦠 was clustered

Also compare the response of Indian media & an ecosystem with ‘Rest of the World’
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#Punjab had 2 resources, water & good soil.

The much famed #GreenRevolution messed it up.

#Farmers were encouraged to shift away from #bajra #pulses #oilseeds #chana & enter into #wheat-#paddy cycle.

For many years, Min Support Prices, assured a decent #income.

&, Now
An example to show, how the shift from other crops happened over the years
In 1960-61, total area under #pulses in #Punjab was 9.03 lakh Ha with production of 7.09 lakh ton, but; in 2016-17, it dropped to 14800 Ha with production of 12,600 ton.
73% irrigation in #Punjab is done by #Tubewells

No of Tubewells:-

Early 60's=50,000
2005=11.80 Lakh
2012=12 Lakh
2021=14.5 lakh

Total Blocks=138

👉Avg yearly rate of fall in #GroundWater= .49 meter
👉CGWB claims that Punjab will become a desert in 25 years.
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शॉर्ट #Thread

जालियनवाला बाग हत्याकांड म्हणजे लखीमपुर-खीरी की मावळ येथील गोळीबार व गोवारी हत्याकांड?

मागील पंधरवड्यात लखीमपुर खीरी येथे शेतकऱ्यांवर गाडी चढवली आणि त्यातून चार शेतकरी (?) मृत्युमुखी पडले आणि ते मृत्युमुखी पडल्यानंतर

तेथे उपस्थित असलेल्या जमावाने चार निर्दोष लोकांची ठेचून हत्या केली. (ज्याबद्दल कोणीही बोलत नाही.) जितका दोष गाडी चढवून त्या शेतकऱ्यांना मारणाऱ्याचा आहे तितकाच किंवा त्याच्यापेक्षा जास्त दोष हा जाणीवपूर्वक चार निर्दोष लोकांच्या हत्येचा सुद्धा आहे.

ती बाब मी सध्या वेगळी ठेवतो. मी हे लिहितोय कारण, 'भावींनी' वक्तव्य केले की, 'लखीमपुर-खीरी येथे घडलेली घटना ही जालियनवाला बाग हत्याकांड आहे', अशी तुलना त्यांनी केली. पण मला असं वाटतं की, एकतर त्या वक्तव्य केलेल्या 'भावीने' इतिहासाचा अभ्यास केला नसावा

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Why didn't @sardesairajdeep ask #BillGates why he uses his #privatejets if [alleged] #ClimateCrisis is such a concern? Why didn't #RajdeepSardesai ask this #NeoColonist #creep about all the #controversy he is immersed in?
Why didn't @sardesairajdeep & #indiatodayconclave2021 ask #BillGates abt his #criminal #neocolonization of #Indian #Agriculture & hand in #MSP & #oppression of our #Farmers? Reason for our #FarmersProtest. Was this just another chance to grovel &bootlick?
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1/ "#Brazil Starts Planting Grain Crop with Forecast of a New Record," by Joana Colussi

#Farmers in Brazil began planting in September for what is expected to be a recording-breaking 2021-2022 harvest.
2/ The first projection from CONAB (National Supply Company in Brazil) projects farmers will produce 289.6 million tons of soybeans, corn, cotton, rice, and beans – accounting for nearly 95% of the total grain produced in #Brazil.
3/ About 99 million acres are expected to be devoted to #soybeans, and about 51 million acres to #corn, both records.
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While German goods exports to Britain rose 2.6% to 32.1 billion euros, that could not prevent a decline in bilateral trade, by 2.3% to 48.2 billion euros.

Basically, UK exporting even less – because of loss of services, a top export for the UK.…
"The UK's loss of importance in foreign trade is the logical consequence of Brexit. These are probably lasting effects," Gabriel Felbermayr, President of the Kiel-based Institute for the World Economy (IfW)

Better put: UK has shot itself in the foot.
"A data breakdown showed German imports of British agricultural products tumbled by more than 80% in the first six months of 2020."

UK #Farmers must be happy. But then, they knew what they were voting for...
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After spending 7 long days at 'One of the hottest places on #earth' #Jacobabad #Sindh, I am back to #Karachi with heavy heart. Being journalist traveling, visiting and exploring new places is really a fun, but I feel so sad after this trip.
During this trip I met with all those people who work work under scorching sun, worst victim to #ClimateChange including #farmers #harvestors brick knil workers, traffic wardens, sanitary workers, lady health workers, polio workers, herders and others.
These workers/public servant are provided any shades/cooling place during afternoons, no drinking water, no duty hour relaxations (from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM) and they are forced to rot under scorching sun.
#ClimateChange #Jacobabad #journolife
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It's a beautiful day to start!@IWS_Network .
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my #story and hope I can do the justice of being part of #IWSVoices
Stay tuned to hear my story!! feel free to pop a question for me!!
#IWS #WomenInSTEM #VoicesIWS #AgriTech #WomeninAg
Hello #Monday!
I would like to re-introduce myself!👩‍🌾 An #agribusiness marketing specialist with experience in leading corporate marketing and internal communication for various #agritech platforms.
💪My journey hasn't been easy but it's worth it."
@IWS_Network On the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, I landed on earth🐣; Born to two #progressive thinkers, a Malayalee by heart but brought up in the milk city of India- #Anand.
Who does'nt love #Amul?? Miss it🍫🍧🍨
#VoiceIWS #WomenInStem @IWS_Network Image
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Inspired by @PeterHotez #grandrounds, we started a pilot elective to teach #scicomm & debunking #misinformation to @uchipritzker medstudents

Each student selected a myth to debunk & created an infographic with science/#visualart guidance
#medtwitter #scienceupfirst 🧵
Inspired by @tropical_toxic cover art @TIME assignments, @sara_serritella and I are sharing their work here w/permission.
Students could choose any misinformation to debunk. While some chose COVID19, not all did! They also specified their audience.
For those skeptical of government creating vaccines by Zachary Newman MS1:

We have risen to the challenge before and accomplished amazing things through working together. The mRNA vaccines show us at our very best. #Getvaccinated #amazingthings #COVID19vaccine #thisisourshot 3/x
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#WBTC2 #Land1 Do you 🤤 when you think about 🍫? Yes! But did you know that 70% of 🍫 comes from Africa and that 🪲 #pests can cause losses of > 400,000€ million annually? 😱 #Nature can be the solution to this 👉 so far we found the main 🍫 pest in 18 🦇 & 🐦 species! 😋
#WBTC2 #Land1 But does this #pest consumption have a significant effect on pest populations? To find out we decided to do an exclusion experiment to quantify 🦇&🐦 effect on #cacao production 🤔 For 12 months we counted everything in 16 full tree exclosures and 16 controls 🧐
#WBTC2 #Land1 We found out that 🦇&🐦 are suppressing almost all #arthropods groups! They do an #ecosystemservice by reducing
phytophagous 🪳(like Hemiptera and Mealybug pests), but on the other hand they do a disservice by reducing predatory 🕷️ and potencial pollinators 🪰🌼
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@RahulGandhi We are in receipt of your letter and appreciate that you expect a reply from @narendramodi . Dont you think your mom is seeking attn to trouble @PMOIndia to reply to your ill thought. Never mind let us take half an hour to reply.
1. #CoronaVaccine @PMOIndia is doing
Best to procure #Spuntik sans Chinese medicine as this is causing lot of post health issue but before that Did Gandy Vadra took medicine? #Covishield #Cowaxin #DRDO MEDICINE will reach target of 10 Cr PM wef Sep 2021. Then we can export also
2. #CoronaVaccination drive is on
3. You need to learn to expect a reply on Point No 3
4. @RahulGandhi please update your mom that @narendramodi has enough budget and they are buying medicine. Perhaps she need Signing Authority to transfer funds to RGF
5. #CentralVistaProject you need to study eco to expect reply
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