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Renowned agricultural scientist M.S. Swaminathan, known as the father of India’s Green Revolution, passed away in Chennai on September 28, at the age of 98. Swaminathan was the principal architect of a reform in the agricultural sector in India that started in the 1960s. When droughts in 1965...
Taiwan News
The Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) said Wednesday (Sept. 27) that the destruction of 53.3 million imported eggs that reached their expiry date would cost NT$36 million (US$1.18 million). The government policy to import eggs to counter a shortage was met with sharp criticism after allegations that...
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and three Cabinet ministers enjoyed sashimi fished off the coast of Fukushima at a lunch meeting on Wednesday, in an apparent effort to dispel safety concerns following the release of treated radioactive wastewater from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant....
Logistics Update Africa
The Philippine Embassy in Cairo and its Agriculture Attaché for Middle East and Africa Nolet M. Fulgencio met with 50 Egyptian officials, exporters and importers of agricultural products, at the St. Regis Hotel in Cairo on 22 August 2023 to discuss the plan to boost two-way trade of agriculture...
The Korea Times
Korea will export "hanwoo," or premium Korean beef, to Cambodia for the first time, the agriculture ministry said Tuesday. The two nations signed the first contract for Korean beef to be exported to the Southeast Asian country Monday, eight years after reaching an agreement on quarantine...
Vietnam Plus
The Australian Government’s funding scheme – Innovation Partnership Grants under the Aus4Innovation programme - will provide 2 million AUD (1.3 million USD) for the fourth funding round to capitalise tech-based innovation in Vietnam’s agriculture sector. The scheme aims to provide targeted funds...
Radio Taiwan International
New agriculture minister Chen Chi-chung (陳吉仲) arrived in Seattle on Wednesday and attended an event promoting Taiwan seafood and agricultural goods. Chen is in the city to participate in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Food Security Ministers’ Meeting on Thursday. At the event,...
Focus Taiwan
Taiwan's newly inaugurated Ministry of Agriculture will prioritize building up farm and fisheries resilience in the face of climate change, Minister Chen Chi-chung (陳吉仲) said Tuesday. Speaking with CNA prior to a ceremony marking the inauguration of the Ministry of Agriculture, Chen described...