MSFC to begin project on tuna resources

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The Marine Sciences and Fisheries Centre (MSFC) will take up a new project from next month to understand the status of tuna resources in Omani waters. An amount of RO231,500 has been approved by the Agriculture and Fisheries Development Fund for the project, which will run till August 2014. Dr Lubna al Kharusi, director, MSFC,…


Project reveals effective grass weed control

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The most effective blackgrass control programmes in winter oilseed rape contain either propyzamide or carbetamide in a sequence-based approach, according to the results of an HGCA-funded project on autumn grass weed control. "In terms of weed control, they are both extremely important chemicals," says Ron Stobart of NIAB TAG, who is conducting the research in…


Switzerland finances open use project

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The Swiss Government will unite 11.231 million USD to a second phase of a Program on Public Services Provision Improvement in Agriculture and Rural Development (PS-ARD) in northern Hoa Binh and Cao Bang provinces. An agreement to a outcome was sealed in Hanoi on Jul 5 by member of a dual provinces and a Swiss…


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…


Rash farming decisions lead to high losses

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A project to grow high-yield cashew trees in new economic zones in the Central Highland province of Dak Lak has resulted in the loss of hundreds of billions of dong. The project, which started in 2002, cost the Government an estimated VND220 billion (US$10.5 million), according to agricultural experts. Le Thanh Hai, chairman of the…


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