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Climate change could severely impact Asia’s wheat and maize yield in 2020s

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Climate change is expected to have a serious impact on Asia's wheat and maize production as early as the 2020s – with a potentially devastating effect on food security, a report warns.

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New monitoring system to track wheat fungus in 27 countries

Stem rustWheat experts have reported a breakthrough in their ability to track the crop fungus Ug99 and related strains of mutating wheat pathogen ‘stem rust’ that threatens wheat fields from East Africa to South Asia

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Small-scale irrigation schemes' fillip to food security

Farmers-asiaAs food prices escalate globally, a new study finds that small-scale irrigation schemes can protect millions of farmers from food insecurity and climate risks in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

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Mercy Corps to launch mobile banking for farmers

Mobile-banking01The global humanitarian agency Mercy Corps has launched a multi-country programme that will use mobile technologies to give farmers in the developing world a package of services to increase their harvests

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Census on Agriculture and Fisheries to be conducted in Philippines

Rice-fieldsBeginning February 2013, the enumeration for the Census on Agriculture and Fisheries (CAF) will be conducted in all regions and provinces in the Philippines

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