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MoU signed in Indonesia highlighting environmentally friendly production to meet increasing food demands

MoU signed in Indonesia highlighting environmentally friendly production to meet increasing food demands

Written by Giri Arnawa, ASEAN Sustainable Agrifood Systems ASEAN-German Programme on Response to Climate Change in Indonesia (GAP-CC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding between GIZ Indonesia and Indonesia Agency for Agriculture Research and Development (IAARD), Ministry of Agriculture Republic of Indonesia on 14 July 2015 in Jakarta, Indonesia. “Through GAP-CC, GIZ has ambitious plans …

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National forum promoting green production, its regulation, use and trade in Cambodia

The 2nd “National forum on regulation, use and trade of Biocontrol Agents (BCA) in Cambodian Agriculture” was held on 28-29 July 2015 in Siem Reap, Cambodia aiming at: – Providing a platform to different stakeholders in the agricultural sector including the public sector and other regulators, practitioners, extension workers, academia, NGOs, SMEs, farmers and the …

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Vegetable growers trapped in the pesticide treadmill

Vegetable growers trapped in the pesticide treadmill

Written by Rojana Manowalailao, ASEAN Sustainable Agrifood Systems A story reflecting the life of growers, their fears and their hopes When vegetable grower Khanthong Kasemviriyanont sees pest, she gets panic. She gets afraid her vegetables will not look ‘good’ and a trader will offer to buy them a low price. Her immediate solution is spraying …

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A sunny day at the pineapple plantation

To get one fresh pineapple it takes sixteen months at Dole Thai’s plantation in Hua Hin, Thailand starting from land preparation, planting, field maintenance, to harvest. The Dole plantation produces ten percent of pineapple for Dole Thai’s pineapple juice and other processed fruit products. For the rest, the company has contracted with Thai farmers in …

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Be responsible, be profitable and be proud

Be responsible, be profitable and be proud

Father and daughter exploring Thailand’s fruit juice standard in improving Cambodian SMEs market Heang Srun and his daughter Rothany Srun want to develop their own fruit juice business in Cambodia, Mr. Srun’s home land. Mr. Srun traveled from Minnesota, USA to meet his daughter in Bangkok, Thailand. Ms. Srun flew from Phnom Penh, Cambodia to …

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