Vietnam, Sierra Leone sign agricultural deal

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Vietnam and Sierra Leone signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in agriculture in Hanoi on July 27. Signatories were Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu and Sierra Leone Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security Ali Mansaray. Under the MoU, the two sides will boost cooperation in…


Land deal raises question over palm share sell-off

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A purchase of plantation land at $23,300 a hectare has raised questions over the "pasting" handed out to palm oil shares in this month’s stockmarket sell-off, which has left REA Holdings looking particularly unfairly treated. Shares in palm oil groups had already significantly underperformed average stocks, as measured by the Standard & Poor’s 500 index,…


Farmers deserve new land deal

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Viet Nam Farmers Association vice chairman Nguyen Duy Luong spoke with the newspaper Nong thon Ngay nay (Countryside Today) about challenges facing farm development. What do you think about the opinion that the farming economy has not reached its potential despite dramatic growth and contribution to the country’s agricultural and rural development? The opinion is…


Fisheries Deal Inked With Italy

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Italy and the Islamic Republic of Iran signed their first non-governmental memorandum of understanding in the fisheries sector. The MoU was signed between Italy’s fishing federation, Federpesca, and Iran’s Development Fund for Export of Aquatics at the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Embassy in Rome on Thursday, Mehr News Agency reported. Based on the MoU, the…


Wheat Futures Advance as U.S. Debt Deal Gives Commodities an ‘Early Lift’

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Wheat futures advanced for the first time in three days after President Barack Obama announced that lawmakers have reached an agreement to raise the federal debt limit and avoid a default. Corn futures also increased. December-delivery wheat gained as much as 1.1 percent to $7.2375 a bushel on the Chicago Board of Trade and was…


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