South East Asia can boost UAE’s position as world leader in rice re-exports

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Dr Faisal Ali Mousa believes Rice Dubai 2011 can persuade Vietnam, Cambodia to make Emirates regional hub Dubai, UAE, 12th October, 2011:  The UAE’s position as the world’s biggest re-exporter of rice can be reinforced by an increase in imports of the grain from South East Asia, according to the driving force behind an important…


Farmers form alliances to boost profits

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Farmers in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai are joining alliances to enhance the value of their agricultural products as part of a project that uses funds from a governmental loan from the World Bank. Le Van Linh, deputy director of the province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said the province is taking…


Wool, dairy prices boost NZ export returns

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Strong dairy prices and rocketing wool prices helped lift the terms of trade to a 37-year high in the June quarter. Export volumes are also at their highest levels since 1990 when the statistics series began, but import volumes have been falling. Statistics New Zealand figures show the terms of trade up 2.3 per cent…


Wheat Trade Will Boost Rail Transit

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Wheat transportation from Kazakhstan to Persian Gulf states will improve Iran’s railroad transit in light of deals reached with neighboring states for using the country’s transit potentials, said managing director of Islamic Republic of Iran Railways. Abdol-Ali Saheb-Mohammadi explained that the route for wheat transit stretches from Sarakhs border (northeast) to Bandar Abbas (south), Fars…


Evening markets: weather fears boost corn and soybean prices

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Grains closed higher, but by the close of play it wasn’t wheat which was making the running. Sure, there was still some bullish news around on wheat, with the fears for quality spreading to Russia, besides mounting in Germany, besides the general help from benign conditions on external markets, where crude rebounded to stand 2.3%…


Agriculture boost to ensure food security

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HA NOI — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung called on the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to promote large scale agricultural production to ensure food security and boost exports, at a Government meeting held yesterday. Relevant authorities were urged to implement measures aimed at increasing the amount of breeding stock, stabilise food prices and…


Protein crop trials to boost soil quality

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THE most colour at Cropvale is from a trial looking at short-term protein crops and whether they could have a role in the UK. Mr Long said it was not so much about getting forage from these crops, but growing them for a short period in the summer to fix nitrogen and improve the soil.…


Firm prices boost sheepmeat production

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EU sheepmeat production increased by nearly 3% during the first five months of the year, as farmers culled heavier ewes to benefit from higher prices. Although meat production rose to 288,000t, overall slaughter numbers remained relatively static compared with the previous year, at 19.4m head, said a report by AHDB Meat Services. "Lamb slaughterings fell…


Glastir revamp is huge boost for Welsh organic farming

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ORGANIC farming in Wales has stepped back from the abyss after the Welsh Government agreed to re-introduce maintenance payments for producers. The sector had lobbied hard for on-going support under the new Glastir land management scheme amid fears the organic sector would be decimated by falling incomes. Such support has spurred the growth of organic…


Agriculture in Vietnam gets a boost with new public-private sector project

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Twelve global companies have joined with the Government of Vietnam to launch a public-private task force to advance sustainable agricultural growth in the country. Developed through discussions of the Forum’s New Vision for Agriculture Initiative, the task force will take an innovative approach to improve food security and agricultural sustainability nationwide. As the first of…


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