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April 27, 2017

Resistance from within

From Rice TodayA recent technology is giving rice scientists a new weapon for fighting the notorious brown planthoppers: a combination of genesThe brown planthopper (Nilaparvata lugens) is an insidious insect with a massive appetite for destruction. These insects, also called BPH, ... [continue reading]

April 20, 2017

Protect small farms to meet growing global food needs, study says

From Thomson Reuters Foundation NewsBy Chris ArsenaultRIO DE JANEIRO, April 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the world moves towards large-scale plantation agriculture, it's crucial poor countries protect small farmers to meet the food needs of a growing global population, said a study from ... [continue reading]

April 13, 2017

Economist warns over threat to rice exports

From Khmer TimesA senior economist from the Asia Development Bank has warned the EU’s ban of Tricyclazole could damage Cambodia's agriculture sector, as farmers rush to eradicate the use of the fungicide by June.The strict new limits on pesticides will mean rice exported to the EU must not ... [continue reading]

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]

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