Far Eastern Agriculture weekly digest - 6th - 10th November

Max Pixel for FEAG 307(Image source: Max Pixel)Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on Far Eastern Agriculture, from 6th - 10th November 2017

FAO calls for urgent action to improve nutrition and diets in Asia-Pacific 

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and its partners are going to convene the Asia-Pacific symposium on sustainable food systems for healthy diets and improved nutrition in Bangkok from 10-11 November 2017, at the Centara Grand Hotel and Convention Centre. Click here to read the full story

Bayer launches new digital farming brand, xarvio 

Bayer will launch the brand at this year’s Agritechnica, the leading trade fair for agricultural machinery with 2,900 exhibitors from 52 countries. Click here to read the full story.  

FAO launch banana farming safety handbook 

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Government of Ecuador, on Wednesday 8 November, launched a practical guide for workers in the banana sector to promote healthier and safer work conditions. Click here to read the full story

British firm helps farmers in energy savings 

A beef farmer based in Yorkshire, England, has saved more than US$46394 in energy bills after installing a unique solar system to power his farm. Click here to read the full story

Korea extends US$9mn to develop rice industry in Ghana 

The Republic of Korea has extended US$9mn for the development of a rice industry in the central region in Ghana. Click here to read the full story. 

ProVeg to discuss animal agriculture at COP23 climate talks 

ProVeg International will discuss the role of animal agriculture at COP23, the latest round of climate talks following the Paris Agreement, which is going to be held from 6-17 November 2017, in Bonn in Germany. Click here to read the full story. 

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