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It was highlighted that in most production systems, increased food supply did not lead to sustainable outcomes, especially in Asia, where non-sustainable intensive agriculture led to deterioration of soils, inefficient use of water and low incomes of farmers.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has revised its monsoon forecast for 2015 from below normal to deficit.
The agency has also downplayed the El-Nino factor, saying the chances of the phenomenon affecting rainfall were remote.
The agriculture sector posted two straight quarters of negative growth of 1.1 per cent each to March.

Allaying fears of food prices going up due to deficient rains he said that there are adequate stocks available.