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World Food India 2023

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

Source: PIB

 Context: India’s Ministry of Food Processing Industries is organizing the second edition of ‘World Food India 2023’ in New Delhi from 3rd-5th November.

Aim: The event aims to showcase India’s food culture and attract global investments in the food processing sector. It will bring together manufacturers, producers, investors, policymakers, and organizations from across the global food ecosystem.

Focus areas: Leveraging millets as a superfood; positioning India as a global hub for food processing; unlocking growth potentials in strategic segments; establishing an efficient ecosystem, and promoting sustainable development.

The event is part of India’s vision to become a global leader in the food processing industry and highlights the country’s production, consumption, and export potential in various food sectors. India is taking steps to create an inclusive and sustainable ecosystem, attract foreign investment, and enhance the ease of doing business, in the food processing system.

 

The first edition of World Food India was held in 2017. India leads the world in the production of milk, bananas, mangoes, papayas, guavas, ginger, okra and buffalo meat, and ranks second in the production of rice, wheat, potatoes, garlic, cashew nuts.

 

The United Nations has declared 2023 as the International Year of Millets (IYM 2023) with the aim of increasing the production and consumption of millets worldwide.

  

Prelims Links:

Among the following, which one is the largest exporter of rice in the world in the last five years? ( UPSC 2019)

(a) China
(b) India
(c) Myanmar
(d) Vietnam

 

Ans: B