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The Manila Times
Agriculture is both an art and a science, providing sustenance for a global population that continues to rise. While traditional methods continue to be employed by local farmers, science and technology can be harnessed to increase farm yields by making crops more resilient and abundant. Scientific...
Focus Taiwan
Expanding agricultural exports to the United States will be a priority issue in negotiations of the second phase of the U.S.-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade after the two sides signed an initial agreement on June 1, Taiwan's top trade negotiator said Wednesday. Minister without Portfolio...
The Manila Times
The Embassy of Canada in Manila said the country has chosen the Philippines as the location of its new Indo-Pacific Agriculture and Agri-Food Office. The project, whose aim is to position Canada as the "preferred supplier" in the region, is a joint venture between Agriculture and Agri-Food...
Asia News Network
Indonesia and Malaysia, the world’s two largest palm oil producers, are in negotiations with their European Union (EU) counterparts, hoping the bloc will refrain from implementing stringent measures that may hammer the palm oil industry in its upcoming deforestation law. Officials from the two...
The Japan Times
The government on Friday moved forward with preliminary plans to overhaul its agricultural policy to improve the nation's food security, including a plan to reduce the country's dependence on imports. The new concept governing the direction for policies on food, agriculture and rural areas was...
Focus Taiwan
The Legislative Yuan passed a law Tuesday to upgrade the status of the Council of Agriculture (COA) to a stand-alone ministry, introducing new offices under it to address challenges such as climate change. The ministry, established under the Organic Act of the Ministry of Agriculture, will have...
Bangkok post
On May 11, 2023, Dr. Somchuan Ratanamungklanon, Director General of the Department of Livestock Development, Mr. Rapibhat Chandarasrivongs, Director General of the Department of Agriculture, and Ms. Amber Parr, Counsellor (Agriculture) at the Australian Embassy in Bangkok, participated in the '...
Bangkok post
There is broad political agreement on the importance of sustainable farming, food safety and security, and the need to tackle poverty among farmers, an 11-party forum on agriculture and food security agreed recently. Support for organic farming, technological innovation and upgrading the...