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2021.03.04
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The Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (Mardi) has produced two new padi varieties in an effort to increase the country’s food supply. Agriculture and Food Industries Minister Datuk Seri Ronald Kiandee said the MR 315 and MRQ 104 to be commercially known as “Seri Waja” and...
2021.03.04
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China announced on Friday (Feb. 26) the country would suspend the import of Taiwan’s pineapples starting March 1, citing “harmful organisms” found in the fruit. China’s General Administration of Customs said the harmful organisms had been found in Taiwanese pineapples on multiple occasions since...
2021.02.03
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President Duterte has imposed a 60-day freeze in the prices of pork and chicken in Metro Manila to check their exorbitant prices in markets, earning the ire of local producers who believe the rates are “impossible” to meet. Executive Order No. 124, which the President signed on Monday, set price...
2021.02.03
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Malaysia will delay the nationwide rollout of its B20 palm oil biodiesel mandate to early 2022 to prioritise an economy that has been battered by the COVID-19 pandemic, state news agency Bernama reported late Thursday. The mandate to manufacture biofuel with a 20% palm oil component - known as...
2021.02.03
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The IMF believes the farm bills passed by the Indian government have the potential to represent a significant step forward for agricultural reforms, but a social safety net is needed to protect those who might be adversely impacted during the transition to the new system, a spokesperson of the...
2021.02.03
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Vietnam's province of Long An will expand cultivation of organic dragon fruit, primarily in Chau Thanh district. Nguyen Chi Thien, deputy director of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said the authorities in the district, department and companies had piloted an organic dragon...
2021.02.03
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An urban farm developed on a former landfill site in northern Thailand boosted the food security and livelihoods of poor families during the coronavirus pandemic, and can be a model for unused spaces in other cities, urban experts said on Thursday. The farm in Chiang Mai, about 700 km (435 miles...
2021.01.06
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The Philippines has received a P135 million grant from South Korea for smart farming technologies in a bid to boost local farm production. The Department of Agriculture recently launched two smart greenhouse projects in Iloilo and Bukidnon, funded through South Korea’s official development...

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