DR. ROLANDO T. DY has been an observer of international agriculture development for over 30 years. He started as an economist at the World Bank and worked on agriculture projects in Bangladesh, Malaysia and Thailand. He has done consulting work for the Asian Development Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization, United States Agency for International Development (USAID),
The Center for Food and Agri Business is proud to offer the digital format of the publication, Food and Agri Business Monitor (FAM). Released twice a month, the FAM features industry articles with colorful infographics and updates as well as commentaries from agribusiness experts. The FAM also monitors monthly prices such as regional and Metro
M. A. P. Insights Rolando T. Dy Posted on July 25, 2017 Pacifica is a country bordered by Western Pacific, Celebes, and South China Seas. The country has serious poverty concerns. In rural areas, the structure is semi-feudal and farmers are tradition-bound. Insurgency and extortion exist in the south islands. Agriculture lags behind its progressive neighbors.
The Center for Food and Agri Business is now accepting applicants for the ServSafe Certification Course on November 15, 2017. This session will be using the newly released ServSafe Manager 7th Edition book. What is ServSafe? ServSafe is a one-day training course with certification exam. It is a widely-recognized food safety program registered under the
Resource-scarce Singapore is turning vacant pockets of land into space for urban farming as the island city strives to ease its reliance on imported food. The wealthy city-state imports more than 90% of its food, much of it from neighboring countries, which can leave it exposed to potential supply chain disruptions. You can read the
Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA) 33 per cent stake, as the single largest shareholder in Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV) is now represented with the appointment of three new directors (New Straits Times, July13, 2017). FGV is the world’s largest palm oil producer and oil palm plantation operator, based on planted hectares. You can read
Industry leaders have called on anxious pepper farmers to remain calm and refrain from selling their produce at low prices, saying the current price plunge is most likely a fleeting phenomenon.Vietnamese pepper exports now account for nearly 50 per cent of global output. You can read the original article at http://vietnamnews.vn/economy/377061/pepper-farmers-urged-to-keep-calm-and-carry-on.html#SpyiZCCcpBy4RSSX.99
The media is off to the races, blacklisting coconut oil again. Seems like every year there is another study contradicting the study before. First coconut oil was bad, then it was good, then it turned bad again. But is this really about coconut oil? Or is it just a scapegoat? You can read the original article at http://observer.com/2017/06/new-study-coconut-oil-ldl-cholesterol-levels/