Agriculture

Agriculture

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Rainforest Conservation May Be Aimed at The Wrong Places, Study Finds

  As the earth gets warmer, nations are putting their hope in tropical rainforests. Located along the equatorial belt of the planet, scientists estimate tropical...

Connectivity and Coexistence Key to Orangutan Survival on Croplands

  Scientists are finding that orangutans can utilize some human-disturbed croplands, including mature oil palm plantations — just so long as human-orangutan conflicts are prevented. Critically...

Young Africans Chart New Path for Agriculture as Climate Heats Up

  Jean Bosco Nzeyimana's company, Habona, employs 25 young people who collect garbage, separate out plastics and metals, and use organic waste to produce fuel...

Sweet Talk: Sugar Output Seen Jumping in Key Indian Producing State

  Sugar output in Maharashtra, one of India's key producing states, will likely jump nearly 70 percent in 2017-2018 to 7 million tons as ample...

Indonesia: Calls for firing forestry minister Siti Norbaiti increase

  Environment and Forestry Minister, Siti Nurbaya Bakar deemed she does perform well in dealing with  European Union countries which plan to boycott Indonesian forestry...

Astra Agro Approves Final Dividend Payment, Appoints New President Director

  Shareholders of Astra Agro Lestari, an agriculture unit of diversified conglomerate Astra International, approved a final dividend payment of Rp 900 billion ($67.7 million),...

Think-Tank Calls for More Staple Food Imports Ahead of Ramadan

  The government may need to import staple foods ahead of Ramadan, as existing policies to reduce prices have yet to make an impact, a Jakarta-based think-tank...

Nearly 30% of Food Products Contain Residue of Pesticide Glyphosate: CFIA Report

  The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it has found trace amounts of a widely-used and controversial herbicide in roughly 30 per cent of food...

Indonesian Parliament: New EU peat regulation has negative domino effect

  Much to the delight of the foreign NGOs the new EU peat swamp regulations is triggering a trade war and sours bilateral relationships between...

Europe’s Coffee Roasters Hit by Poor Bean Quality After Vietnam Rains

  Major European coffee buyers such as Nestlé are struggling to obtain supplies of premium robusta beans after heavy rains in Vietnam last year wreaked havoc...
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