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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...
Times now news
An engineer working with tech giant Infosys decided to quit his job and take up farming in Japan. His decision eventually paid off as now he earns twice as much as he was while working as a techie. Venkatasamy Vignesh was earning Rs 40,000 per month while he was working with Infosys. Now, he is...
Business Fights Poverty
The mighty mung beans generate a triple benefit for smallholder farmers — additional income, affordable nutrient-rich food, and increased soil fertility. They’re also low maintenance, have minimal production costs, and a short growing time. It’s no surprise that they’re a popular crop, with more...
Far Eastern Agriculture
Grundfos Holding A/S, a Danish company, has announced plans to enhance its presence in the Philippines by introducing solar-powered solutions to aid the agricultural sector According to a BusinessWorld report, Rick Holland, the head of Grundfos Asia Pacific Water Utility Business, believes that...