The platform is likely to benefit from the collaboration of partnerships with diverse international entities, including governments, networks of family farmers, UN agencies as well as NGOs. (Image source: WanphenChawarung/Shutterstock)

Recognising the contributions of family farmers to food security and poverty eradication worldwide, FAO recently launched a digital platform that aims to become a ‘one-stop shop’ for information, data and legislation on the sector that produces 80 per cent of the world’s food

Certain rice breeding lines exhibit tolerance to drought and stress, which might lead to the development of new rice varieties. (Image source: Zuki/Flickr)

Philippines Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) is currently analysing a heat-tolerant rice variety, in a bid to address climate-change ready technologies in the countrys predominant rice growing areas

Agriculturists believe wheat production will be hampered in India due to hailstorms and unseasonal rains. (Image source: Pixabay)

India’s wheat procurement figure has risen nearly two per cent to 26.7mn tonnes (MT) in the marketing year 2015-16

China’s imports of rapeseed meal are seen at 150,000 tonne during 2015-16, down 25 per cent from a year earlier, according to reports. (Image source: Tante Tati/Pixabay)

India has announced that it will resume rapeseed meal exports to China, after Beijing agreed in principle to lift a ban that it had imposed last year citing traces of a hazardous chemical, an industry source said

Formerly the world’s top rice exporter, Myanmar aims to regain the title in the next few years. (Image source: Steve Barringer/Flickr)

Myanmar has launched a strategic plan for developing rice production in a bid to boost agricultural sector

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