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June 23, 2017

Early weather forecasts key to saving lives in drought - U.N.

"Most of the times poor rural communities in developing countries don't even know that a drought is about to strike"By Umberto BacchiROME, June 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With droughts set to become more frequent due to global warming, delivering timely, long-term weather forecasts to ... [continue reading]

June 15, 2017

Rice: The pulse of life in Myanmar

From Rice TodayA partnership between researchers and smallholder farmers in lower Myanmar is improving agricultural profitability and productivity through rice-rice and rice-pulse cropping systems.In the 1960s, Myanmar was a leading rice exporter in the global rice market. Political developments ... [continue reading]

June 8, 2017

High-tech, clean agriculture: investment trends for powerful capitalists

From Viet Nam NetOf the VND4 trillion worth of investments in high-tech agriculture, Vingroup has poured VND300 billion into VinEco Ha Nam in accordance with a closed model, from seedlings, production and harvesting to preservation and processing under advanced technologies from Israel, the ... [continue reading]

May 26, 2017

When the spice is right

From Khmer TimesIt is 10am and Ngin Sina is busy sorting through freshly plucked pepper. She arranges the stems into piles of white, red, and black, and leaves them to dry in the sunshine. Her husband is also hard at work, harvesting pepper in the 400-plant vine behind their home. This is ... [continue reading]

May 19, 2017

PM tells committee to strengthen int’l climate change co-operation

From Viet Nam NewsHÀ NỘI — The National Committee for Climate Change needs to enhance its international co-operation and learn from other countries’ experience to promote climate change response in Việt Nam, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc said on Thursday.At the committee’s ... [continue reading]

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