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The Department of Agriculture (DA) said it has agreed to a smart farming exchange program with South Korea. “The proposed program aims to develop young Filipino farmers to become smart farming leaders and empowered agricultural entrepreneurs and innovators through knowledge-exchange with Korean...
The government of South Korea has officially recognized the animal disease control procedures in place in the European Union (EU), opening the prospect of increased exports of poultry meat and pork from Europe to the East Asian nation. Relating specifically to highly pathogenic avian influenza (...
Bayer, a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of healthcare and agriculture, announced its plan to scale up its Sahbhaagi program to empower rural women and youth with an aim to develop a comprehensive agricultural ecosystem. The ‘Bayer Sahbhaagi Program’ was launched...
The United States Trade Representative and Taiwan have announced the two countries have reached a consensus on the negotiating mandate for the U.S.-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade. The negotiating mandate sets out the broad objectives of the two countries. The focus of the negotiations...
Mechanisation in agricultural production will help Vietnam become one of the top ten leading agricultural processing hubs in the world by 2050, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Tran Thanh Nam said on August 24. The deputy minister was speaking at AGRITECHNICA ASIA Live 2022,...
Japan's government wants young people to drink more alcohol in an effort to reverse declining sales, which it has blamed on demographic changes in the far-Eastern nation. The "Saka Viva!" campaign, launched by Japan's National Tax Agency, wants young people between ages 20 and 39 to come up with...
Startups in Thailand are focusing on insects to make animal feed, seeking to help alleviate increasing pressure on livestock farmers to move toward sustainability. "Insect-derived feed can be a solution to circular economy," said Peter Hamilton, CEO of Biovert Protein, a Thai startup developing...
The south-east Asian nation's water agency, the Public Utilities Board (PUB), teamed up with award-winning local craft brewery Brewerkz to produce the drink, which was first unveiled at a conference in 2018 and went on sale in supermarkets and at Brewerkz outlets in April. Named NEWBrew, the...