The U.N. Post Office will issue a new series of stamps under the name “Cultivating Hope”. Six United Nations stamps are to be issued on Aug. 21 to commemorate the International Year of Family Farming.
The United Nations has declared 2014 International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) to stress the vast potential family farmers have to eradicate hunger and preserve natural resources. IYFF aims to raise the profile of family farming and smallholder farming by focusing world attention on its significant role in eradicating hunger and poverty, providing food security and nutrition etc. particularly in rural areas.
The goal of the 2014 IYFF is to reposition family farming at the centre of agricultural, environmental and social policies in the national agendas by identifying gaps and opportunities to promote a shift towards a more equal and balanced development.
The 2014 IYFF will promote broad discussion and cooperation at the national, regional and global levels to increase awareness and understanding of the challenges faced by smallholders and help identify efficient ways to support family farmers.
New Special Cover
A special cover on Prof Jayasanker was released on 8 Aug 2014 during the renaming of the ANGRAU, Hyderabad.
: Ravi Viswanathan - Hyderabad
Taipei 2015 - 30th Asian International Stamp Exhibition
Mr Umesh Kakkeri has been appointed Commissioner for India for Taipei 2015, to be held from 24th to 28th April 2015. The Exhibition in Taipei will be co-hosted by Chunghwa Post, the Chinese Taipei Philatelic Federation, and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council.