Agriculture

Wheat rust continues, new races found in Central Asia, Europe and Africa

Wheat leaf rust on wheatWheat rust, a family of fungal diseases that can cause crop losses of up to 100 percent in untreated susceptible wheat, is making further advances in Europe, Africa, and Asia, according to two new studies produced by scientists in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

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G20 farm ministers discuss protecting water supplies

GTJwcwO9UCv71eqg1WqW6htNPY8TLp89'Greater global efforts should be taken to safeguard precious world water supplies to secure food production,' the agriculture ministers of the group of 20 leading economies (G20) said on Sunday 22 January 

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Piñol: "Philippines are ready to export corn in 2017"

Belize farming gmEmmanuel F. Piñol, Secretary of Agriculture of the Philippines, has stated on his official Facebook page that the Philippines is ready to export corn

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Farming is sixth best performing sector in China Q4

downloadZhaopin Limited, a leading career platform platform in China that focuses on connecting users with relevant job opportunities, has partnered China Institute for Employment Research (CIER) at Renmin University to produce the CIER Employment Index Report for Q4 of 2016 where farming ranked six in the best performing sectors in the fourth quarter of 2016

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Urbanisation to hit Asia's agricultural land

Girl Field Farm Countryside Grass Cropland 1851503According to a paper produced by the National Academy of Science of the USA, by 2030, the world could lose millions of hectares of fertile agricultural lands to expanding cities, amounting to a total lose of 80 per cent of agricultural land in Asia 

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