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The Philippines’ money-making tree

With its seemingly endless products derived from its various parts, the coconut indeed deserves to be called the “tree of life”With its seemingly endless products derived from its various parts, the coconut indeed deserves to be called the “tree of life”. From root to tip, the coconut tree can provide almost anything—from food to industrial needs

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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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IRRI launches Sustainable Rice Platform initiative

IRRI_launches_Sustainable_Rice_Platform_initiativeRice consumers worldwide can now look forward to eating “green” rice with the launch of an initiative that will set environmentally sustainable and socially responsible rice production management standards.

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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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Global food prices on down trend after December fall



Food prices fell in December 2011 with the FAO Food Price Index dropping 2.4 per cent, or five points from NovemberFood prices fell in December 2011 with the FAO Food Price Index dropping 2.4 per cent, or five points from November. At its new level of 211 points, the Index was 11.3 per cent (27 points) below its peak in February 2011.

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