April 6, 2017

Treating droughts like hurricanes would aid vulnerable areas - researchers

From Thomson Reuters Foundation NewsBy J.D. CapeloutoLONDON, March 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It's a major natural disaster that slowly grows in one place and then moves across a region, gaining intensity and size. As it spreads, it destroys land, ruins agriculture, tears apart ... [continue reading]

March 30, 2017

Myanmar receives international recognition for food security programme

From MizzimaMyanmar received international recognition this week for its work implementing the CABI-led food security programme, Plantwise. The 2017 Bond Award for Innovation was awarded to the Plantwise plant health initiative, which helps farmers lose less of what they grow.Plantwise has ... [continue reading]

March 24, 2017

6,000 children in Laos die each year due to malnutrition

From Sina EnglishVIENTIANE, March 17 (Xinhua) -- Approximately 6,000 children under five years old in Laos reportedly die every year resulting from a lack of proper nutrition, according to the latest survey.As many as 36.5 percent of children in Laos are facing stunting that will pose negative ... [continue reading]

March 16, 2017

VN’s veg imports up 55%

From Viet Nam NewsHÀ NỘI – The country’s import of vegetables and fruits saw strong growth in the first two months of 2017, especially from Thailand and China.Việt Nam spent US$164 million on the import of vegetables and fruits in the first two months of this year, a year-on-year ... [continue reading]

March 9, 2017

Farmers reap rewards from 3D printing

From Myanmar TimesWhizzing across a blue-lit platform with a whirr and a squeak, liquid plastic pours from its chrome tip. The 3D printer seems a far cry from the muddy fields surrounding Yangon.But in an industrial park south of the city 3D printing technology is now being used to design ... [continue reading]

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