Rice

In the News: World’s biggest rice exporter sets GE-free rice policy

In the News: World’s biggest rice exporter sets GE-free rice policy

Manila, Philippines – Greenpeace today called on the Philippine government to follow the example of Thailand, the world’s top rice exporter, and commit to keep rice production free of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs).  The call came as farmers and environmental activists in Thailand celebrated Thai Rice […]

AFA holds study tour on organic marketing and renewable energy

AFA holds study tour on organic marketing and renewable energy

Marketing of organic products where farmers get a bigger share of the value chain. Clean and renewable energy systems that are appropriate for rural communities. These are just some of the concerns of small scale women and men farmers in Asia. The Asian Farmers’ Association […]

In the News (Philippines): Gov’t to cut rice imports

In the News (Philippines): Gov’t to cut rice imports

MANILA, Philippines—The government will import less than one million metric tons of rice for 2011 because of improved harvests in the first quarter, according to Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala. Alcala said the figure could be between 500,000 to one million metric tons. He noted that […]

In the News: Indonesia battles rice shortfall

In the News: Indonesia battles rice shortfall

“Reports from farmers seem to back up that view. Muhammad Nuruddin, the head of the 147,000-member Alliance of Farmers, said dozens of large-scale farms on the main Indonesian island of Java reported declines in their most recent harvest of at least 20 per cent, while […]

In the News: PHL gives Thailand bulk of rice import volume

In the News: PHL gives Thailand bulk of rice import volume

The Philippine government has allotted Thailand with a rice import volume of 98,000 metric tons (MT), the bulk of what the private sector may buy from abroad this year under the country specific quota. A notice on country specific data the National Food Authority released […]



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