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Myanmar: Growth potential in agriculture restricted by quality, other issues (128)  2019-12-20
In Myanmar, agriculture contributes to a third of the country’s GDP, a quarter of its exports and creates the bulk of job opportunities. Yet, the sector’s true potential remains restricted by poor access to finance and technology, limited infrastructure, complex land tenure and quality i..
New Zealand supports future agriculture emission science leaders (172)  2019-12-09
Thirty-one early-career scientists from 14 developing countries will each receive research scholarships to boost their scientific capability, with help from a New Zealand government-supported international PhD programme, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) said today. The successful scholar..
Myanmar risks losing forests to oil palm, but there’s time to pivot (233)  2019-11-13
Indonesia and Malaysia have long occupied the spotlight for oil palm plantations and their adverse consequences, including deforestation, habitat loss, climate change, and struggles with indigenous and local people. But other Southeast Asian countries are fast joining the two oil palm giants, with M..
Seed bank established to save indigenous crops in Nepal (1084)  2018-07-01
With various crops grown in the district possessing immense health benefits being pushed to the verge of extinction as their value was not being understood by a majority of the people, the rural municipality formed Masta Small Farmer Cooperative. It has organized the farmers to run a campaign to ..
Myanmar government to help fisheries continue Saudi exports (1257)  2018-05-21
The Myanmar government has announced to work closely with the country’s seafood companies in meeting trade requirements by Saudi Arabia and continue fish exports to the Middle East nation. In February 2018, Saudi Arabia announced to temporarily suspend fish product import from Bangladesh, I..