Farmers tempt endangered cranes back – by growing their favourite food

Several years ago, I counted more than 300 cranes in the wetlands near my rice field,” says farmer Khean Khoay, as he reminisces about the regal-looking eastern sarus crane. Khoay’s village, Koh Chamkar in Kampot province, lies on the outskirts of the Anlung Pring protected landscape in ...

Anne Pinto-Rodrigues

Farmers Encouraged to Replace Tobacco Crops in Laos

Health officials in Laos have asked the government to encourage farmers to grow other crops as alternatives to growing tobacco. Deputy Minister of Health, Dr. Sanong Thongsana, has provided answers to questions by National Assembly members on Friday regarding the amendment of the draft law on ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Vietnam's mega irrigation system to be ready in two weeks

A MEGA irrigation system to supply water to agricultural fields in the Mekong Delta is expected to be completed in two weeks. It is also expected to save the southern Vietnam’s Mekong Delta from drought and increasing salinity. According to a Vn Express report, the system is ...

New Straits Times

Back to the land: Thai forest draws young, green farmers

Like many locals, Matthana Abhaimoon left rural Thailand to study in the city. Unlike most, she chose to come back – and fight for her right to farm in the forest as her forefathers had done. After a 20-year campaign, residents of Mae Tha won a ...

Rina Chandran

Simulated Vietnam rice fields produce rice alternatives in Wagga Wagga

A research project funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), through Charles Sturt University, has produced highly durable and sustainable food alternatives to rice by simulating international climates in a glasshouse in Wagga Wagga.  The project ‘Farmer’s options for crops under saline conditions in ...

Alexandra Cooper

How Asia’s Rice Producers Can Help Limit Global Warming

The United States and European Union want countries from around the world to join them in slashing methane emissions by 30 percent by 2030. The recent EU-U.S. pledge recognizes that rapid reductions in methane emissions are critical to limiting global temperature rise to within 1.5 ...

Oliver Frith, Reiner Wassmann, and Bjoern Ole Sander

Myanmar’s rice farmers are facing higher production and transportation costs, lower yields, and low prices, leaving many worried they will no longer be able to earn enough to survive.

Myanmar’s rice farmers are facing a bitter harvest. With the price of agricultural inputs more than doubling since the start of the year and market conditions more unpredictable than ever, cash-strapped farmers faced a tough choice: take on more debt to buy their usual amount ...

FRONTIER

Farmers suffer huge losses as produce prices plunge

Farmers in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam’s agricultural production hub, are hurting as produce prices plunge by almost 80 percent in the wake of pandemic provoked distribution challenges. Son Van Luan, 67, director of a cooperative in Vinh Long Province’s Binh Tan District said farmers were suffering ...

Cuu Long

MoIT proposes two solutions to resolve rice congestion in Mekong Delta

The office of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), on the afternoon of August 16, informed that its leader had signed an official dispatch to the Prime Minister, reporting on the consumption of paddy and commodity rice in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic in the ...

SGGP

INSIGHT - If your coffee's going downhill, blame climate change

Coffee leader Brazil is turning to stronger and more bitter robusta beans, which are hardier in the heat than the delicate arabica, in a sign of how climate change is affecting global markets – and shaping our favourite flavours. Brazil is the world’s biggest producer of ...

Reuters

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