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Mobile phone applications and other user-friendly dissemination tools can help to ensure broader access to census results. (Image source: Unsplash/Pixabay)

A new global round of country-driven agricultural censuses is set to begin in 2016 to gather information and statistics on the sector

Rice plays a critical role in global food security and provides livelihoods for over 140 million smallholders in developing countries. (Image source: Melanie Martinelli/sxc.hu)

The world’s first standard for sustainable rice, which sets new and more efficient standards for rice cultivation, was launched recently by the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) in Philippines

Cassava, or tapioca, is one of Cambodia’s biggest agricultural products. (Image source: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture)

Experts in Cambodia are urging farmers to diversify their production, encouraging them to switch from the country’s main crop, rice, to alternatives such as vegetables

Thailand faces stiff competition from India, Myanmar and Vietnam in rice production. (Image source: Punch-Ra/Pixabay)

The Thai government and the Thai Rice Department have approved a donation of US$100,000 to the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) to implement research in rice development

Shifting cultivation is a practice of clearing forests for the cultivation of crops. After harvesting the crop, the land is left fallow for over 10 years, allowing the forest to re-grow. (Image source: TonRulkens/Flickr)

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) has launched a new project promoting agroforestry as a sustainable alternative to shifting cultivation in the uplands of Myanmar

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