Far Eastern Agriculture weekly digest - 23rd - 27th October

Max Pixel for FEAG 307Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on Far Eastern Agriculture, from 23rd - 27th October 2017

Vietnam takes action to combat illicit fishing activities 

As European Commission has asked Vietnam to take appropriate action against illegal fishing, the country takes steps to implement national action plan to combat illicit fishing activities. Click here to read the full story.  

Collaboration is needed to restore Asia-Pacific’s forests 

Competing interests need to collaborate to help restore Asia-Pacific’s forests or risk missing 2030 sustainable development targets. Click here to read the full story.   

IRRI’s MYRice project to improve farmers’ lives in Myanmar 

International Rice Research Institute’s (IRRI) five-year research project in Myanmar is making a lasting impact on improving local rice farmers’ ability to adapt to agricultural challenges and respond to market opportunities. Click here to read the full story.  

FAO seeks to manage serious threat to the world’s bananas 

FAO and its partners Bioversity International, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture and the World Banana Forum have launched a global programme requiring US$98mn to manage Fusarium wilt strain, a disease that jeopardises livelihoods reliant on banana, the world’s most traded fruit. Click here to read the full story.  

Japan plans to export fully farmed bluefin tuna to bigger marketplaces 

Japan is planning to ship out the bluefin tuna fish as early as November 2017, and have also considered exporting the fish to the bigger market. Click here to read the full story

India’s Nagaland state launches AI scheme to increase pig production 

India’s Nagaland state has launched artificial insemination (AI) of pigs on a pilot basis aiming to boost pig production, double farmers’ income and eliminate recurring diseases. Click here to read the full story.  

World Food Day: realising the life-saving and commercial potential of drones in agriculture 

Rapid population growth and poor soil quality have meant that millions of people across the world struggle suffer from hunger. In light of these damning statistics, World Food Day, which took place on 16 October, sought to promote awareness and action for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all. Click here to read the full story.  

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