The bird flu crisis is over, Philippine Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol said on Saturday, September 2, following his lifting of a 7-kilometer radius ban. In a Facebook post, Piñol said he was “lifting the quarantine restrictions in the 7-kilometer Controlled Area Radius around the town of San Luis, Pampanga and in Jaen and San Isidro towns in Nueva
The Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) will attend an upcoming summit on the development of the oil palm sector at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Palm oil is Indonesia’s main non-oil and gas export, contributing US$18.5 billion in exports last year. The sector also absorbs more than 5 million workers and encourages economic growth in rural areas.
Thai Beverage Co Ltd have announced plans to buy almost half of the KFC stores in Thailand for 11.3 billion baht (PhP16 billion) The company – know locally as Thai Bev – revealed their plans to the Singapore stock exchange said Thai Rath. They plan to buy 240 KFC restaurants previously run by Yum Restaurants (Thailand), or P67
Asia and particularly South East Asia, have been the center of attention with regards to economic growth, buying power, culture and tradition, music and fashion, and even food. The concept of going back to tradition and embracing organic foods has become the new Zen that the world is looking for. Asian flavors are the new
Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) is the second most important farmed fish in the Philippines next to milkfish or “bangus.” Our country produces over 250,000 metric tons of tilapia from culture in freshwater ponds and lake cages every year. Per capita consumption of tilapia among Filipinos is 3 kg/yr compared to 2.5 kg/yr for milkfish and 1.6
Vietnam earned US$1.56 billion from shrimp exports in the first half of 2017, up 15.7 percent annually, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Processors (VASEP). Of the figure, white leg shrimp export earnings were estimated at nearly 955 million USD, up 20.4 percent while tiger prawn export revenue hit 421 million USD,
Indonesian state-owned trading company PT Perusahaan Perdagangan and Russian state-owned company Rostec have signed a memorandum of understanding to barter Indonesian agricultural commodities for Russian jet fighters. “The barter deal, which is under the supervision of the two governments, will involve 11 Sukhoi SU-35 jet fighters and several commodities like coffee, palm oil, tea and
Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL), which last month became the first company to officially export bananas from Cambodia, has secured more orders for the fruit and will ship another 100 tonnes of bananas from its plantations in Ratanakkiri province today, a company representative said. The order will be transported overland to port facilities in Vietnam
South Korea’s leading processed food producer completed work on a chili pepper plant in Vietnam that could help local famers earn stable income. The plant, built in cooperation with the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) as part of the Creating Shared Value program, has all necessary facilities to clean, process, and store the spicy powders.
Breeding shrimp together with other aquatic products is preventing disease without using chemicals and providing sustainable results for farmers in the central coastal province of Phú Yên. To limit the epidemic and environmental pollution, shrimp breeders have been breeding shrimp with other aquatic products, such as blue crab, tilapia. You can read the whole article