Food & Commodity

Despite being a small country, the Maldives has a high demand for milled rice due to the large number of tourists who visit the country. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

One month after Cambodias Phka Rumduol jasmine variety was crowned for the fifth time as the World’s Best Rice, the country has decided to begin formally exporting milled rice to Maldives, to help raise the profile of local grain both nationally and internationally

Submissions to the Challenge have started from 4 November 2022 and will be evaluated on a rolling basis until 27 January 2023. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

Nurasa, A*STAR’s Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation (SIFBI) and Trendlines Agrifood Innovation Centre (AFIC), along with the support of Enterprise Singapore have launched an open call for submissions to the inaugural Food Tech Start-Up Challenge in a collective effort to accelerate the production and commercialisation of sustainable foods in Asia

China is one of the largest markets for palm oil exports in Indonesia. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

Given its extensive volume and impact on the environment and agricultural production sustainability, the World Wide Fund (WWF) has extended full support to Indonesia and China, encouraging the sustainable palm oil trade between the two countries

The signing of the MoU formalises and strengthens the ongoing relationship between the two organisations. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

Grow Asia, an entity established by the World Economic Forum and the ASEAN Secretariat to build partnerships for more inclusive, resilient, and sustainable food systems has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Partnership for Sustainable Agriculture of Vietnam (PSAV), a body under Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) overseeing value chain development of key agricultural commodities

The US Department of Agriculture will be initiating a food security dialogue with the Philippines to discuss the best practices for agricultural sustainability and innovation. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

On 21 November, the US Embassy announced that Vice President Kamala Harris would be launching initiatives to support the Philippines in achieving food security and would also be deploying 5G technologies across the country

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