Record global harvest of cereals, India too heads for a new high
Saturday, April 15, 2017, 4:01 PM
Humanity harvested the largest ever cereal crop in its history in 2016-17 -a staggering 2.6 billion metric tonnes, according to the latest estimates of the UN-affiliated FAO. The year is ending with the largest ever global-stock of foodgrains in history, some 682 million tonnes. India too is heading for a record cereal crop as the previous year's final wheat is harvested and counted in.