The global forest products industry is slowly recovering from the economic crisis. (Image source: Joshua Mayer/Flickr)

The global forest products industry is slowly recovering from the economic crisis, with the Asia-Pacific region and particularly China taking the lead

Funds for the Comprehensive Agricultural Development Project will improve irrigation and drainage. (Image source: Lori Ann/Flickr)

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is extending a US$200mn loan to improve crop output and farming productivity in some of the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) most important grain producing regions

Myanmar is poised to become a major force in the global rice trade. (Image source: IRRI)

With a focus on helping rice farmers reach Myanmar’s production potential, the European Union has pledged a large amount of money and the World Bank recently ended its 25-year hold on grants to Myanmar

The researchers reported that the genome of domesticated watermelon contained 23,440 genes, roughly the same number of genes as in humans. (Image source: mynameisharsha/Flickr)

A consortium of more than 60 scientists from the United States, China, and Europe has published the genome sequence of watermelon which could lead to a more nutritious, tastier and disease-resistant fruit

Global demand for food is expected to double by 2050 due to population growth. (Image source: Matt Dente/Flickr)

A study published in Nature by a team of researchers from the University of Minnesota and McGill University in Montreal suggests food security and a healthy environment are both possible

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