Agriculture

Agricultural policy and administration

ID Capital ties up with ADB to launch agritech startup accelerator for Mekong region

Singapore-based venture capital company ID Capital has partnered with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and government of Australia to launch an agritech startup accelerator. Named Mekong Agriculture Technology Challenge Startup Accelerator (MATCh), it is aimed at innovative early-stage agritech startups and traditional agriculture businesses with ...

China urges utilisation of LMC scheme for boost to agriculture sector

China sees an imbalance in the agriculture development among the six countries in the Mekong basin and would push for utilisation of the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) scheme to unlock its potential, a Chinese senior official said.Keep reading ...

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First rice export bilateral agreement signed

The National League for Democracy-led government is set to sign its first ever government-to-government (G-to-G) rice export bilateral agreement, according to the commerce ministry. The country is likely to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to export rice to Bangladesh in early September.Keep reading ...

APEC looks at responsible use of resources for food production

APEC officials and leaders of agricultural businesses in the region met on Thursday to discuss responsible use of resources that will ensure long-term food production and decent living standards for everyone.Keep reading ...

APEC exhibition on agriculturure and advanced agro-technologies opens in Cần Thơ

Six APEC economies are displaying agricultural products and advanced agri-production technologies required to address food security and sustainably develop agriculture at an exhibition that opened in Cần Thơ City today (August 21). Besides Việt Nam, the others are Japan, Australia, the US, China, and Taiwan. ...

Tapioca price control planned

Thai tapioca exporters have agreed to stop lowering prices to put a lid on the losses incurred by local farmers, industry officials said last week. Members of tapioca export agencies have agreed to work together to stop cutting prices for importers, mostly Chinese, in a bid ...

Cần Thơ, Japan seek cooperation opportunities in agriculture

Chairman of the People’s Committee of the Mekong Delta city of Cần Thơ Võ Thành Thống on August 13 had a working session with a Japanese delegation to discuss cooperation opportunities in agriculture and personnel training in this sector.Keep reading ...

RAOT working to boost rubber futures

The Rubber Authority of Thailand (RAOT) has joined five rubber traders to set up a 1.2-billion-baht fund to invest in paper rubber traded on the Thailand Futures Exchange (TFEX), aiming to boost anaemic volume in rubber futures. Keep reading ...

Local organic production growth predicted via guarantee system

Lao small-scale farmers can now access Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS), to help them to increase the supply of quality organic produ cts to the local market. United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Regional Officer for Asia and the Pacific Ms Mayling Flores Rojas said ...

1.8 billion baht set aside to promote use of rubber

The cabinet on Tuesday (July 25) decided to allocate 1.8 billion baht from the Central Fund to promote the use of rubber by various government bodies. The fund is to be distributed among three ministries:1.5 billion baht for the Ministry of Defence164.4 million baht for ...

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