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Panama disease dominates the International Banana Congress

bananasThe main talk among the delegates assembling in Miami for the 6th International Banana Congress is about how to combat the Panama Disease – Fusarium Oxysporum, that is doing so much damage to crops across the region and in other parts of the world

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Drones for disaster risk reduction in Philippines

Andrew Turner flickr droneThe Philippines department of agriculture (DA) and the UN’s food and agriculture organisation (FAO) have launched drones to predict and reduce disaster risk in the agricultural sector

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US$1mn for mapping Indonesian peatlands

peatland burning indonesia usdagov FLICKRThe Indonesian Peat Prize competition has been organised to find and establish a national standard for mapping the country’s peat most efficiently

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Connecting farmers with modern market value chains

women malaysia farmers Lano Lan shutstocA UN FAO report has suggested that governments across the APAC region provide an enabling environment to support the integration outputs of poor, smallholder farmers into modern efficient value chains

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APAC countries come together to set goals for food security

Asia farmer rice USAID Asia FLICKRGovernments from 46 Asia-Pacific countries have convened in Malaysia to consider corrective actions to safeguard the nutrition and well-being of this and future generations

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