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2020.05.13
11
Myanmar’s fisheries sector will face its largest loss in history if demand does not pick up very soon, said U Myo Nyunt, secretary of the Myanmar Fisheries Products Processors & Exporters Association (MPEA). “Exports have collapsed. All international orders have been cancelled and we have...
2020.05.08
9
Surrounded by various agricultural products, Chen Laifeng, a post-90s farmer livestreamer, was touting specialty tea to viewers on TikTok, known locally in China as Douyin. "Huoshan Huangya, a famous yellow tea, features a pale yellow brew and fresh aroma. Please leave a message and place an...
2020.05.08
10
“Since COVID-19, there is no longer usual trading as crops simply don’t sell anymore,” said Ba Myint, a farmer in Taungup township in southern Rakhine State, where the primary crops are rice and beans. The price of produce has crumbled, and at times there were no buyers even when the price was...
2020.05.08
8
Amid coronavirus-induced lockdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday deliberated on ways to reform the agriculture sector with emphasis on agriculture marketing, access of farmers to institutional credit and freeing the sector of various restrictions with appropriate backing of laws. The...
2020.05.08
8
Chinese buyers booked deals to purchase 378,000 tonnes of U.S. soybeans, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Tuesday, even as the Trump administration considers new tariffs to punish China for the coronavirus outbreak. Private exporters reported to the government that 136,000 tonnes of...
2020.04.28
7
Australia’s government said on Wednesday it will spend A$110 million ($67.40 million) to subsidize air freight for exports of agricultural products after flights were severely disrupted due to the global coronavirus pandemic. About 90% of Australian air freight is usually transported in planes...
2020.04.28
7
Australian Ambassador Pablo Kang has met Cambodian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries HE Veng Sakhon to discuss strengthening agricultural exports and how Australia can assist boosting local food security and rural incomes. The meeting was held at the Ministry’s headquarters in...
2020.04.28
11
South Korea has made Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) certification mandatory for all foreign food facilities exporting into the country, in an effort to tighten its control over imported food safety hazards. Previously, the standard operating procedure for foreign food...

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