Forest products industry slowly recovering from recession

Forest-FaoThe global forest products industry is slowly recovering from the economic crisis, with the Asia-Pacific region and particularly China taking the lead

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ADB helps China boost crop output with US$200 million loan

China-ADBThe Asian Development Bank (ADB) is extending a US$200mn loan to improve crop output and farming productivity in some of the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) most important grain producing regions

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Myanmar could become Asia’s granary, says IRRI

IRRI-MyanmarWith a focus on helping rice farmers reach Myanmar’s production potential, the European Union has pledged a large amount of money and the World Bank recently ended its 25-year hold on grants to Myanmar

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Scientists find clues to more disease-resistant watermelons

Watermelon-genomeA consortium of more than 60 scientists from the United States, China, and Europe has published the genome sequence of watermelon which could lead to a more nutritious, tastier and disease-resistant fruit

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Greater food output, less environmental impact of agriculture possible

Food output-natureA study published in Nature by a team of researchers from the University of Minnesota and McGill University in Montreal suggests food security and a healthy environment are both possible

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