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Indian missions abroad would be roped in for branding, promotion and identification of global potential buyers such as departmental stores for domestic millets, the commerce ministry said on Sunday. This exercise is part of the government's robust strategy to promote Indian millets. The...
A few days before the supposed implementation of the ban, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) backpedaled on the crackdown on pink salmon and pompano in wet markets. “Taking into account the recommendations from fisheries stakeholders and some lawmakers, the Department of...
Taiwan News
Agtech companies, Mowreq (Mowreq Specialized Agriculture Co.) and YesHealth Group (YesHealth Agri-Biotechnology Co., Ltd.) have initiated a joint venture to develop a network of indoor vertical farms throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The JV, Vertical Farms Company, will begin by building the...
Fish Farmer
The project will be carried out through the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). It will also strive to overcome some of the biological problems associated with shrimp farming. The move is part of a global project implemented by FAO in Sri Lanka with a total investment of US $3.9m (£3.2m...
The government plans to launch an initiative in which agricultural products grown using methods to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will be labeled under a three-star rating system when they are sold. The initiative is intended to raise awareness among consumers by visualizing efforts for...
Insects grown on farms in Singapore could be making their way into animal feed or on local food menus following a relaxation of rules. The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) said last week that it had received interest from insect-food products or farming companies enquiring about the use of insects...
In the Philippines’ southern island of Mindanao, 12-year-old Raaina Hinay teaches people how to farm. Hinay is a co-founder of Kids Who Farm, an NGO based in the city of Zamboanga that teaches communities and schools how to start their own micro farms. Hinay started Kids Who Farm in 2019, when...
The government will nurture 30,000 young farmers by 2027, the agriculture ministry said Wednesday, as part of a long-term plan to increase the proportion of farmers aged under 40 up to 10 percent of the total farmers by 2040, up from 1.2 percent as of 2020. A monthly subsidy of 1.1 million won...