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03 January 2014
Chinese Scientists Cultivate High-yield Salt-resistant Rice
CHINA - Chinese scientists have cultivated a high-yield salt-resistant rice variety that boasts an output of six tonnes per hectare....
31 December 2013
Nine Year High for Chinese Wheat Imports
CHINA - China's wheat imports are expected to hit a nine-year high in 2013, as the country continues to turn to the international market to meet a surging demand for the grain for use in high-protein...
Nepal Summer Cereal Crop Production to Go Up
NEPAL - Summer cereal crop production is expected to go up by 10.81 per cent this fiscal year due to good monsoon, decline in cases of natural disasters, and use of modern technology....
Research Raises Concerns About Global Crop Yield Projections
GLOBAL - About 30 percent of the major global cereal crops – rice, wheat and corn - may have reached their maximum possible yields in farmers’ fields, according to UNL research published...
27 December 2013
30 Per Cent of World's Corn, Rice, Wheat Crop Land 'Maxed Out'
US - About 30 per cent of the major global cereal crops – rice, wheat and corn – may have reached their maximum possible yields in farmers' fields, according to University of Nebraska-Lincoln...
20 December 2013
Cambodian, Chinese Firms Invest in Agriculture
CAMBODIA - Two Cambodian companies have signed agreements with Chinese companies to invest in the agricultural sector....
17 December 2013
Gene Discovery Leads Way to More Rice
JAPAN - Scientists from Japan and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have discovered a rice gene that in preliminary testing increased production by 13–36 per cent in modern long-grain...
13 December 2013
Cuba 2013 Rice Production Firm at High Levels
CUBA - Harvesting of the 2013 main season rice crop was recently completed. Earlier forecasts were revised upward and aggregate 2013 rice production, including the main and secondary season which...
12 December 2013
Panama Rice Production Decreases for Second Consecutive Year
PANAMA - Harvesting of the 2013 rice crop was completed in October and production is estimated seven per cent lower than last year and well below the five year average at 230,000 tonnes....
10 December 2013
Grains Mostly Weaker in Aftermath of USDA Supply and Demand Report
ANALYSIS - Corn futures moved lower at midday Tuesday, after seeing a slight bounce following a mildly bullish USDA supply and demand report for December. ...
09 December 2013
Delayed Onset of Algeria Seasonal Rains at Start of Cropping Season
ALGERIA - Planting of the 2013/14 winter wheat and coarse grains is underway. In some central and western areas a delayed onset of seasonal rains may have affected planting operations....
02 December 2013
Web Tool Helps Raise Rice Yield and Income
PHILIPPINES - Launched last week in the Philippines, Rice Crop Manager puts the power of technology into action to help farmers manage their rice crops better and earn more....
28 November 2013
Rice Scientists ID New Catalyst for Cleanup of Nitrites
US - Chemical engineers at Rice University have found a new catalyst that can rapidly break down nitrites, a common and harmful contaminant in drinking water that often results from overuse of...
China Reports Slight Drop in Farm Produce Prices
CHINA - According to monitoring by MOFCOM in 36 medium and large sized cities, price of agro-foodstuff saw a rise by small margin and the price of material for production fell slightly last week...
25 November 2013
Rabi Crop Sowing Covers 314 Lakh Hectare Area
INDIA - The total rabi sown area, as per reports received from States, during the week ending 22.11.2013 stands at 314.24 lakh hectare as compared to 294.31 lakh hectare at this time last year....
22 November 2013
Post-typhoon Rice Damage Assessed in Philippines
PHILIPPINES - The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) are assessing the extent of the damage wrought by Typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda)...
20 November 2013
Conservation Agriculture Better for Environment Communities and Ecosystems
ANALYSIS - Adopting a system of Conservation Agriculture can increase yields while conserving water and mineral resources, writes Chris Harris....
18 November 2013
China to Start Trading Rice Futures
CHINA - China, the world's top rice producer and consumer, will start trading Japonica rice futures on 18 November on the Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange (ZCE), the exchange center said on Tuesday....
12 November 2013
Typhoon Haiyan Leaves Thousands Dead and Farming Operations Destroyed
PHILIPPINES - A super typhoon has wreaked havoc across many southern and central regions of the Philippines leaving around 12,000 people dead and thousands without access to food and clean...
06 November 2013
FAO to Strengthen Commitment to Increasing African Rice Production
AFRICA - Africa's largest gathering of rice industry experts, policy makers and farmers representatives has asked FAO to "stimulate national, regional and global partnerships to (help) develop...
31 October 2013
Overcoming Smallholder Challenges with Biotechnology
GLOBAL - A new FAO publication calls for greater national and international efforts to bring agricultural biotechnologies to smallholder crop, livestock and fish producers in developing countries....
30 October 2013
Heavy Rains Hit Aquaculture, Paddy, Horticulture
INDIA - Aquaculture in Konaseema, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, and paddy as well as horticulture in the entire East Godavari district were damaged due to heavy rains for the last six days....
29 October 2013
FAO to Strengthen Commitment to Increasing African Rice Production
AFRICA - Africa's largest gathering of rice industry experts, policy makers and farmers representatives has asked FAO to "stimulate national, regional and global partnerships to (help) develop...
28 October 2013
GM Rice Passes Safety Tests in China
CHINA - Researchers at China’s Agricultural University have concluded that testing on transgenic rice has so far brought no abnormalities. The results came after 90 days’ of tests to see...
24 October 2013
Below Average Madagascar Rice Production Estimated in 2013
MADAGASCAR - A joint FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM), conducted in July, estimates national rice production in 2013 at 3.6 million tonnes (2.4 million tonnes in milled...
23 October 2013
How Can China Meet Growing Demand for Meat?
CHINA - China’s meat consumption is expected to rise by 35 per cent by 2020 while rice and flour consumption will fall by five per cent each, writes Chris Harris. ...
21 October 2013
Honduras Cereal Production to Increase in 2013
HONDURAS - Harvesting of the main 2013 basic grains season, consisting mostly of maize, has concluded. Despite an overall satisfactory production, below average rains between May and July in...
18 October 2013
Endangered Indigenous Rice Re-established in North China
CHINA - A rare indigenous rice species, which almost became extinct in the 1970s due to low yields, is being revived in north China's Hebei Province. ...
17 October 2013
NFA Starts Buying Palay for Main Cropping Season
PHILIPPINES - The National Food Authority (NFA) branch in western Pangasinan has started buying palay for the main crop harvest season this year....
16 October 2013
Brazilian Ag Ministry Expecting Record Results for Major Crops in 2013
BRAZIL - The production of major crops in Brazil must provide a record result this year, according to a survey conducted by the National Supply Company (Conab), under the Ministry of Agriculture,...
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