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Farmers and pesticide retailers to get trained in integrated pest management in Vietnam

CropLife International and GIZ recently agreed on carrying through a training programme for farmers and pesticide retailers called “Promotion of Integrated Pest Management to address plant hopper outbreaks in Rice”. ASEAN Sustainable Agrifood Systems (ASEAN SAS) is implementing this project in the context of the Better Rice Initiative Asia (BRIA) together with Vietnam’s Plant Protection Department …

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Supporting food security from space

Los Baños, Philippines and Purasca, Switzerland – Standing rice crops in some parts of the world are routinely devastated by storms and extreme weather events, threatening the food security and livelihood of half of humanity. “sarmap and IRRI have developed tools that bring more transparency and accurate information to those who manage rice production, which …

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Green pesticides: Field trials demonstrating the effective of biological inputs

Field trials demonstrating the effective of biological inputs Chemical pesticides do not necessarily increase productivity and boost profits. They leave residues on fresh produce and harm the health of farmers and consumers. ASEAN Sustainable Agrifood Systems (ASEAN SAS) conducts field trials on the use of biological crop protection to replace the needs for chemical inputs. …

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Life outside a coconut shell: Food safety auditor raises different perspectives to fruit juice standard

Writer: Rojana Manowalailao, ASEAN Sustainable Agrifood Systems Napaporn Rattanametta compared her life as a frog living in a coconut shell. With her nine-year experiences working in Thailand’s fruit juice industry she thought she knew a lot, but after starting working in a private partnership project “Improved Product Safety and Quality for the Thai Fruit Juice …

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High level ‘Policy Dialogue’ discussing national policies on food and nutrition security in Myanmar

High level ‘Policy Dialogue’ discussing national policies on food and nutrition security in Myanmar

Myanmar has been preparing the Development of National Action Plan for Food and Nutrition Security (2015), which will provide a strategy for strengthening the agricultural food and energy sector, including nutritious food production. U Naing Kyi Win, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Agriculture said during his opening and keynote speech at a high level …

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