The United Nations General Assembly declared 2016 as the ‘International Year of Pulses’ to raise awareness about pulses for health and nutrition, promote utilization of pulses for soil fertility and as a suitable crop in the context of climate change. It also aimed to encourage research, production and address challenges in the trade of pulses.
Knowledge Management for Better Nutrition Outcomes
Members of the alliance assembled at Puducherry for a two day knowledge exchange to further strengthen the alliance. The workshop stakeholders met to discuss and deliberate on "Knowledge Management for Better Nutrition Outcomes" The meeting was held on September 26 & 27, 2017. There were thirty five participants at this residential workshop.
In the context of achieving ‘Zero Hunger’, a goal that the world is striving towards, it is important that there is a co-ordinated approach discussing field realities and engaging with stakeholders at different levels. The National Nutrition Week, that the Government of India encourages in September each year, aims to build greater awareness of the importance of nutrition across different segments of the population with the 2016 Nutrition Week theme as ‘Life Cycle Approach for Better Nutrition’.
India's foremost HIVAIDS researcher Dr Suniti Solomon, who documented the country's first HIV case before setting up the first voluntary testing and counseling center for the disease, died Tuesday. On her passing away, we take stock of the fight against HIVAIDS in TN