March 2, 2017

Agricultural sector and SMEs to receive private bank loans

From Myanmar TimesThe Central Bank of Myanmar will make it compulsory for local private banks to grant a minimum percentage of their loans to the agricultural sector and the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) sector, Central Bank director general U Win Thaw told the Myanmar ... [continue reading]

February 23, 2017

Helping Cambodia reap a more bountiful harvest

From Rice Today / By Reianne QuilloyAfter achieving rice self-sufficiency in the 1990s, Cambodia strives to be a global rice producer.As the global food plate continues to demand more rice, more rice-producing countries, including Cambodia, are setting their sights in becoming major ... [continue reading]

February 16, 2017

Farm machines to replace labor

From Khmer TimesAgricultural production, especially in the rice sector, is becoming increasingly mechanized due to a shortage of labor caused by a sharp migration of youth to the cities and the rise in prices of commodities, said a Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) official ... [continue reading]

February 9, 2017

Aung San Suu Kyi launches campaign to tackle widespread stunting in Myanmar

From The GuardianThe UK is among the partners in a scheme to bolster Myanmar’s fight against malnutrition, which slows the growth of nearly a third of children under five.Aung San Suu Kyi has launched Myanmar’s first national government initiative on nutrition in an attempt to tackle some of ... [continue reading]

February 3, 2017

Imports push veggie farmers to the wall

From Khmer TimesLocal vegetable farmers in Cambodia are having it tough. In a laissez-faire market characterized by gluts and frequent supply shortages, coupled with cheap imports from neighboring countries, many vegetable growers complain that they are on the verge of going broke.Lamenting his ... [continue reading]

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