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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...
2021.08.04
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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has expressed interest in investing in Indonesia's farming sector, specifically sugarcane plantations and the sugar industry, secretary general of the Agriculture Ministry, Kasdi Subagyono, informed on Monday. "We have several offers, like from the United Arab...
2021.08.04
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With a searing heat wave scorching South Korea for nearly two weeks, heat damage to agricultural, livestock and fish farmers has been snowballing nationwide, officials said Friday. Seoul and almost all parts of the country have been gripped by a prolonged heat wave that sent daytime highs above...
2021.08.04
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An apple orchard in Takayama, Japan recently used a robot to pollinate trees – pointing the way forward for the country’s agricultural industry that is currently facing labour shortage and the decline of bees. The farm deployed a lightweight, unmanned ground vehicle produced by XAG, which has...

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