Agriculture

IFAD loan to aid Cambodian agricultural development

IFAD_will_provide_US17.5_million_loan_and_US17.5mn_grant_to_CambodiaThe International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will provide US$17.5 million loan and US$17.5mn grant to the Kingdom of Cambodia for improving agricultural productivity 

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Thailand chalks out new strategies to improve agri-business

The new strategies will focus on creating confidence in Thai agricultural products and food in order to strengthen the country’s farm sector A new set of agricultural strategies for the period 2012-16 were approved by the Thailand cabinet at a recently-held meeting, following a proposal by the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives

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Organic farming: The future of Philippine agriculture

Organic agriculture is the way of the future not only to address hunger but also to sustain health and environmentAs the trend towards healthier lifestyle continues to grow, the interest in organic farming in the Philippines is also expeditiously gaining ground

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GIS-based water requirement maps help produce more crop per drop

Chinas_Water_Productivity_Score_calculated_by_eLEAF_and_mapped_with_ArcGISNetherlands-based firms WaterWatch and Basfood have formed a new company, eLEAF, to support global solutions for agriculture and the environment with data they collect on vegetation, water, and climate

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Abaca: The Philippine fiber

Abaca_the_Philippine_fiberKnown worldwide as Manila hemp, the country’s premier fiber has come a long way from its humble beginning as raw material of the ancient Filipinos’ clothes and footwear

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