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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]

January 26, 2017

Mango farming gets GAP stamp

From The Myanmar TimesEfforts to improve standards in Myanmar’s mango sector are bearing fruit, with almost 30 growing gardens being awarded Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certificates. Agriculture officials are hoping that other crops can earn the GAP stamp, which they say results in ... [continue reading]

January 20, 2017

Regional consortium examines initiatives, way forward for rice and climate change agenda in fragile environments

From Rice TodayThe rice sector in Southeast Asia is beset with climate-related problems, thus, concerted efforts in tackling this important issue remain vitalThe Consortium for Unfavorable Rice Environments (CURE) moves toward a stronger alliance of scientists and researchers ... [continue reading]

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