Narratives from agribusiness experts—Part 3

MAPPING THE FUTURE By: Rolando T. Dy – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:01 AM May 29, 2017 This article covers rice and insurgency’s impact on job creation. Rice imports My Singaporean connection Rahul  (not his real name) is into imports logistics. Here is his expert opinion after years in rice trade. Bulk imports under

Philippine Economy Posts 6.4 Percent GDP Growth in the First Quarter of 2017

Originally posted at http://psa.gov.ph/content/philippine-economy-posts-64-percent-gdp-growth-first-quarter-2017 Reference Number: Q12017 Release Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) posted a 6.4 percent growth in the first quarter of 2017. Manufacturing, Trade, and  Other Services were the main drivers of growth for the quarter. Among the major economic sectors, Services had the fastest growth of 6.8 percent. Industry decelerated

Protect small farms to meet growing global food needs

“Large-scale agriculture is expanding. But small farms with less than 20 hectares of land should be supported as they produce more diverse and nutritious food, said researchers at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia. Big farms of more than 50 hectares dominate food production in Europe, Americas, Australia and New Zealand, producing

Indonesian and Korea cooperates in food sector

“The ASEAN-Korea Center held a trade facilitation workshop in Indonesia in the food and beverage sector to help Indonesian companies become competitive in the global market. The seminars in Jakarta and Makassar, Indonesia, on April 4 and Thursday, respectively, drew 550 representatives from Indonesia’s micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and government branches. The events were

Fruits and vegetables’ latest superpower?

“Eating potassium-rich foods like sweet potatoes, avocados, spinach, beans, bananas — and even coffee — could be key to lowering blood pressure, according to Alicia McDonough, professor of cell and neurobiology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Decreasing sodium intake is a well-established way to lower blood pressure,” McDonough

Indonesian food sector cooperates with Korea

Originally posted at http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20170410000840 Published : 2017-04-10 18:11 Updated : 2017-04-10 18:11 The ASEAN-Korea Center in Seoul held a trade facilitation workshop in Indonesia last week in the food and beverage sector. The seminars in Jakarta and Makassar, Indonesia, on April 4 and Thursday, respectively, drew 550 representatives from Indonesia’s micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and

Protect small farms to meet growing global food needs, study says

FAM DIGITAL – MAY 2017 Originally posted at http://www.asiaone.com/world/protect-small-farms-meet-growing-global-food-needs-study-says. PHOTO: Reuters REUTERS Apr 05, 2017 FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email As the world moves towards large-scale plantation agriculture, it’s crucial poor countries protect small farmers to meet the food needs of a growing global population, said a study from Australian researchers published on Wednesday. More than half of the world’s

Fruits and vegetables’ latest superpower? Lowering blood pressure

FAM DIGITAL – MAY 2017 Science News from research organizations Originally posted at https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170405130950.htm Fruits and vegetables’ latest superpower? Lowering blood pressure Dietary potassium linked with lower blood pressure Date: April 5, 2017 Source: University of Southern California – Health Sciences Summary: A new study links increased dietary potassium with lower blood pressure. Share: FULL STORY