‘Cutting-edge’ rice of the future gets financial boost

C4 riceThe pursuit to rein in hunger with the development of a 'cutting-edge' rice of the future has received a financial boost, and is now rolling into its second phase

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Cargill extends sustainable cocoa programme to Indonesia

Cocoa-IndonesiaCargill is planning to extend its sustainable cocoa programme to South Sulawesi province, Indonesia, the world’s third-largest cocoa-producing nation

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Protectant copper fungicide still the first choice for tropical tree crops

FungicideCopper fungicides are still the most widely used protectant fungicides for tree crop disease control in the tropics, having undergone continuous development in formulation technology and spray application technique over the last 100 plus years

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World cereal production to reduce 2.6 per cent in 2012

Maize02In a new forecast, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation reveals that world cereal production will be reduced by 2.6 per cent by the end of 2012 following last year's record crop

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Indonesia white sugar output to rise 14 per cent in 2012

Sugar-IndoIndonesia's white sugar production could rise as much as 14 per cent in 2012 to 2.4 million tonnes, helped by good weather, but will miss a government target because of a lack of land to plant cane

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