Agriculture

Agricultural commodities, processing and products

Harvesters in Mekong Delta can't operate for lack of oil

In the past few days, many farmers in some localities in the Mekong Delta are in despair because the rice in the summer-autumn rice in the paddy fields was ripe but harvesters did not have oil to operate. Mr. Giang Van Bao, an owner of a rice harvester ...

Tuan Quang - Translated by Anh Quan

Vietnam’s broken rice bowl

For generations farmers and their families harvesting their rice paddies in the fertile Mekong Delta have relied on the river’s bountiful fish resources and rice production for their subsistence. For millions, the pulse of life is the constant flow of the river. Those living along the ...

JAMES BORTON

The Mekong Delta is yearning for opportunities

If you enter “10.196725, 105.544721” in Google Maps, it will take you to a location in the Co Do District of Can Tho City. An orchard spanning several thousand square meters appears on the screen. Why does the orchard stand alone? Drag the mouse to the ...

Carolyn Turk

Kingdom to gain from production of hemp

The government is aiming to make Thailand a regional manufacturing centre for hemp products in the next five years to generate at least 25 billion baht in income, said Industry Minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit on Sunday. The plan is projected to add more value to hemp grown ...

POST REPORTERS

Myanmar plans to double rice exports with focus on quality

Myanmar has set a goal of doubling rice exports in three years’ time by focusing on higher-quality varieties, according to the president of the nation’s rice federation. The country plans to ship as much as 4 million tonnes annually by 2025 from around 2 million tonnes ...

STRAITS TIMES / ANN

Thai Rice Demand Predicted to Rise as Ukraine War Continues

The early morning sun peaks over the leafy Thai hillside as a crew of 20 migrant workers toss fresh rice seedlings into the soaked paddy fields, signifying the start of the rice season in northern Thailand’s Chiang Mai Province. Speed and agility are the driving forces ...

Steve Sandford

Promotional event brews promise for Lao tea producers

Lao Tea Day – the first event of its kind ever to be held in Laos – is expected to shape the future of the Lao tea farming and processing industry. Taking place this weekend on June 4-5 at Lao-ITECC in Vientiane, the tea festival is ...

Times Reporters

Sustainability and security concerns feed Southeast Asia’s rice conundrum

The balance of food sustainability and national security of Southeast Asia hangs on a tiny white grain.  Rice is the daily staple of 3.5 billion people globally, providing about one-fifth of their calorie needs. It is the main food crop in Asia, which includes the world’s ...

PAUL TENG

Thailand taps rice, sugar biomass to wean itself from fossil fuels

Thailand has launched a full-fledged effort to adopt biomass as a major future energy source, a drive that has received a boost from companies looking for relief from skyrocketing fossil fuel prices. Thailand took up the bio-circular-green economic model a year ago as a way to ...

YOHEI MURAMATSU, Nikkei staff writer

Agriculture Ministry issues water plan as rainy season looms

Farmers should also store as much rainwater as possible and use it efficiently, said Agriculture Minister Chalermchai Sree-on on Monday.  “We cannot tell how many storms will hit Thailand this year, but we have ordered RID to prepare personnel and drainage equipment to deal with upcoming ...

The Nation

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