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2021.09.09
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More Philippine-grown pineapples and mangoes could enter the U.S. after the two countries’ authorities reportedly agreed to resolve pending issues on the entry of the agricultural products. Agricultural authorities of both countries have reportedly agreed to thresh out several pending issues...
2021.09.09
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On August 15, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a support of Rs 11,000 crore to incentivise oil palm production. The government intends to bring an additional 6.5 lakh hectares under oil palm cultivation. The agro-business industry has said the move will help its growth and reduce the country’...
2021.09.08
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South Korea will embark on a state project to develop an efficient method of utilizing animal manure as renewable resources including biogas. The mixture of gases, primarily consisting of methane and carbon dioxide, can be used as fuel for vehicles and other equipment such as power plant turbines...
2021.09.08
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Thailand’s Agricultural Ministry has announced plans to turn 4000 acres of land in three provinces into medicinal herb plantations growing cannabis, hemp and green chiretta (fa talai jone), under a project to develop and add value to Thai agricultural products to the eastern seaboard of Thailand...
2021.09.08
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Individuals who dispose of kitchen waste illegally will face a heavy fine of up to NT$15 million (US$538,914) as Taiwan beefs up action to prevent African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks. The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) warned on Monday (Aug. 30) that those who randomly dump...
2021.09.07
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The COVID-19 pandemic, rising rates of global poverty and inequality, persistent conflict, and the escalating climate and biodiversity crises are shocks and stresses that together contribute to increasing hunger, as well as growing food and nutrition insecurity. To help tackle this urgent...
2021.09.07
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Announced by the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on World Food Day Oct. 16, 2020, as a part of the Decade of Action for delivery on the SDGs by 2030, the U.N. Food Systems Summit will take place Sept. 23, 2021. The aim of the summit is to deliver progress on all 17 of the SDGs...
2021.08.04
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The Philippines on July 21 became the first country to approve commercial propagation of Golden Rice. For the past two decades, the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have been developing Golden Rice to...

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