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]

January 12, 2017

A challenging year for rice exports

From The Phnom Penh PostThe growth of rice exports slowed to a crawl last year, according to new data, signalling that government initiatives to increase the competitiveness of Cambodia’s mainstay crop had fallen short and raising concerns about the future of the agricultural sector.According ... [continue reading]

January 5, 2017

Government holds off on paddy purchases

From Myanmar TimesThe Ministry of Commerce is suspending plans for a paddy purchase program due to a recovery in market prices, according to ministry spokesperson U Khin Maung Lwin.U Khin Maung Lwin told The Myanmar Times in the first week of December that the ministry had ... [continue reading]

December 28, 2016

Scientists alarmed over soil degradation

VietNamNet Bridge - Agricultural land in Vietnam has been overexploited because of inappropriate cultivation methods, scientists say.The great achievements of Vietnam’s agriculture in the last decades are undeniable: Vietnam has turned from a country with food shortages into a big farm produce ... [continue reading]

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