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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]

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]

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