ADB and Lao PDR to jointly promote climate-smart agribusiness

Asia 12The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) have signed an agreement for a US$40.5mn grant for the climate-friendly agribusiness value chains sector project to help farmers and agribusinesses develop sustainable and climate-smart agriculture value chains in the country

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Rabobank launches Food Loss Challenge Asia for start-ups

food security 11Rabobank, the Netherlands-based global bank in food, agriculture and sustainability, has launched the Food Loss Challenge Asia, a move that will see disruptive start-ups present their agri-tech solutions to reduce food loss to a platform of leading food and agri industry leaders, investors and other start-ups

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Oxfam brings blockchain solution for Cambodian rice farmers

oxfam blocOxfam, an international charitable organisation focusing on the alleviation of global poverty, has started a pilot project to help Cambodia’s rice farmers benefitted through blockchain technology

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New crop-devastating fall armyworm spotted in Asia

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India has recently experienced a fall armyworm infestation and according to the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) scientists, the caterpillar can affect crops across the Asia-Pacific region if rapid action is not taken

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Vietnamese company to expand banana farming for export to China

HAGL bananaHoang Anh Gia Lai Agriculture (HAGL) Jsc, Vietnam-based agriculture company, has announced to invest in another 5,000 ha land in Cambodia to grow bananas to export to China

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