IFAD for southern grown development solutions

IFADWhile the financial crisis still casts a shadow over many countries, the benefits of South-South cooperation are setting the stage for sustainable development.

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Vietnam chalks out plan to draw investors to agriculture

Vietnam_Deputy_Prime_Minister_Hoang_Trung_Hai.An appropriate policy on the public-private partnerships would attract more private investors to the agricultural sector, Vietnam Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai said in Hanoi recently.

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Lifecycle of avocado anthracnose

Mature__fruit_showing_raised_dark_spots_indicative_of_pre-harvest_anthracnoseAvocado—which originated in Central America, particularly in high-elevation areas of Mexico and Guatemala—is now being produced commercially throughout the tropics and subtropics with Asian and Pacific Rim countries including India, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Australia and New Zealand becoming increasingly important producers.

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Indonesia to start Green Palm Oil Certification in 2012

Indonesian government will start regulating its palm oil producers to check on sustainability practicesThe Indonesian government will start regulating its palm oil producers to check on sustainability practices from the beginning of next year, newspaper The Jarkarta Post reported.

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Farming crucial for threatened species in developing world

Greatest benefit comes from local communities practising traditional agriculture with low ecological impactA number of threatened species in the developing world are entirely dependent on human agriculture for their survival, according to new research by the University of East Anglia (UEA).

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