Agriculture

Biodiversity in Asia-Pacific are under threat: FAO

ladybugs 3649920 640The Asia-Pacific region has some of the world’s richest concentrations of earth’s biological diversity, but human activities, including the expansion of agriculture, are threatening the survival of many species and their ecosystem services, according to a regional biodiversity conference

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Lean farming can make agricultural operations more effective: experts

lean farmingLean farming has the power to make agricultural operations more effective and improve profit margins – but it requires a radical shift in thinking, said Conor Colgan, farmer and business consultant who has spent the last 10 years pioneering lean farming methods as a result of his MBA Masters Thesis

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Cambodia’s rice exports to China up, EU sales down

cabodia riceFollowing the tariffs imposed by the European Union (EU) on Cambodian rice, Cambodia’s rice export to EU fell sharply 32 per cent in the first six months, showed data from the Secretariat of One Window Service for Rice Export Formality

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Philippines top buyer of US wheat in the week

us wheatPhilippines is among the top five countries that are seen to comprise a quarter of the world’s wheat imports over the next 10 years, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

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Combating obesity and hunger at small island developing states

sidfObesity affecting populations of the small island developing states (SIDS) is a health emergency and these nations need to take ownership of measures to address this worrying trend's underlying causes, said FAO director-general José Graziano da Silva

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