The Lancang/Mekong river originates from the Tibetan plateau in China and ends at the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. The Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) mechanism launched in 2016, signifies the multilateral cooperation between riparian states along the 4,350 km river comprising Cambodia, PR China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Agriculture isContinue Reading

The aggressive nature of COVID-19 has prompted Governments to impose protective measures to control its spread, including different forms of lockdowns. Despite efforts by countries to minimize impact, inevitably, the different forms of lockdowns imposed have affected the food supply chain with regard to production, distribution and market.Continue Reading

The global consumption of pineapples continues to grow, due to an increasing demand spurred by demographics, more discerning consumers, cheaper and improved logistics and distribution ecosystem, and rising incomes.   In 2017, Malaysia was ranked 18th in the list of pineapple world producers and 22nd as the world’s pineapple exporter.Continue Reading