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2020.04.28
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Japan’s agriculture workforce has been steadily declining for the past thirty years, and a recent report by the USDA has highlighted the country’s dependency on foreign workers, despite them only making up 2 per cent of the total workforce. According to the report, Japan’s foreign farm workforce...
2020.04.22
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A batch of Taiwanese pineapples from Pingtung County on Tuesday (April 14) left for Japan, where the fruits will be sold at more than 300 branches of a major supermarket chain. As the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic inflicts substantial damage on the Taiwanese agriculture industry, Seiyu...
2020.04.22
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Vietnam has decided to raise its white rice exports quota for April to 500,000 tonnes from 400,000 tonnes, the government said on Wednesday. The extra 100,000 tonnes is the rice that had been transported to ports prior to March 24, when the government announced a ban on rice exports to make sure...
2020.04.22
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Malaysia's largest palm oil producing state, Sabah, has temporarily halted palm operations in one area after 11 cases of the new coronavirus were found there, the Bernama state news agency reported on Sunday. Palm plantations and mills in Felda Sahabat, operated by the world's largest crude palm...
2020.04.22
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The government will help vegetable growers in Cameron Highlands, Pahang and Lojing, Gua Musang, resolve the problem of a glut in supply during the movement control order (MCO) period, causing some farmers to discard their produce. Deputy Agriculture and Food Industry Minister II Datuk Che...
2020.04.14
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Food production made possible by players in the agriculture and fisheries sector is just as significant as the war the country is facing against COVID-19, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said. "We are heartened that during the 21st teleconference of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the...
2020.04.14
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Thai sugar exports are unlikely to be impacted by the country's nationwide night curfew as the transportation of sugar from mills to ports has been classified as an essential service, Thai trade sources said Wednesday. "Workers moving agricultural goods like rice or sugar from one place to...
2020.04.14
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The Philippines is expected to buy more pork and chicken from the global market as African swine fever (ASF) lingers in the country, affecting local production and supply. In the latest monthly report of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service, the...

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