Policy-Related News

2020.06.20
39
SK Forest Co., a Hwaseong-based major forestry company, is teaming up with the Korea Forest Service to establish a sustainable coffee farm in Ethiopia. The company announced Wednesday that it plans to develop a tree nursery that covers an area of 10,000 square meters inside a coffee farm located...
2020.06.20
5
Taiwan and Canada have signed letters for an organic equivalence arrangement that took effect on May 30, the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei said on Facebook yesterday. The letters were signed and exchanged between Lyzette Lamondin, executive director of food safety and consumer protection for...
2020.06.20
9
The government is set to spend NT$1.25 billion (US$42.23 million) and NT$1.2 billion on agriculture stimulus vouchers and culture vouchers from late June in an effort to help boost the two sectors which have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, two Cabinet-level agencies said Wednesday. The...
2020.06.20
8
More than 10 shrimp and crayfish hatcheries across Taiwan have reported cases of a mysterious new virus from China, resulting in tens of thousands of the crustaceans being culled under the supervision of the Council of Agriculture (COA). The COA said Wednesday (June 17) that a deadly new virus...
2020.05.27
12
Indonesia is likely to export 12% less palm oil in 2020 than previously expected, an official at the country's Estate Crop Fund (BPDP), a government agency in charge of collecting and managing palm oil export levies said on Wednesday. "Right now, it is rather difficult to export as some...
2020.05.27
8
Indonesia's ministry of economic affairs is set to discuss how the country will continue its ambitious biodiesel programme, a ministry official told Reuters on Wednesday. The economic affairs ministry was scheduled to meet on Wednesday to decide the government's next moves to ensure the...
2020.05.27
10
The global pandemic has left millions of Indonesians struggling to make ends meet. Now the authorities are rolling out "rice ATMs" in a bid to ensure greater access for those in need to the essential Asian staple. This month Linda Syafri, a 28-year-old expectant mother was among the many who...
2020.05.27
6
Donned in a cow costume, an official in Japan's Ministry of Agriculture issued one humble request to the nation: Drink more milk. "With schools and restaurants closed, consumption of milk products has dropped," Mr Yoshio Shitamura, an official at MAFF's dairy products department, said in a video...

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