Agriculture

World demand for agricultural equipment to increase 6.7 per cent yearly

Agri-equipmentAccording to the 'World Agricultural Equipment to 2016' research, global demand for agricultural equipment is expected to increase 6.7 per cent per year through 2016 to US$173.5 billion

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East Asia’s oldest agricultural site discovered

Goseong

Remains of agricultural tools that date back to the Neolithic period as well as a farming site, have been found in Goseong, in South Korea

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Stemming tree cankers with cuprous oxide fungicide

Canker_paint_increase_penetration_of_active_copper_fungicide_into_the_bark_for_extra_protectionPlant disease control is pre-occupied with pathogens that infect foliage and fruit although those attacking the bark and wood are altogether more economically damaging, especially in the longer term

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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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