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

SOURCE: Asia News Network, Phnom Penh Post Vietnam’s agricultural sector has determined to improve quality to meet import market standards and achieve the export target of $10 billion by 2030. Vietnam Vegetables Association secretary-general Dang Phuc Nguyen said new-generation free trade agreements (FTAs) such as the EU-Vietnam Free Trade AgreementContinue Reading

SOURCE: David Winning, The Wall Street Journal To harvest red papaya in northern Australia’s tropical heat, farmer Paul Fagg has long drawn on an unusual labor pool of overseas tourists. Not this year. Australia crushed the coronavirus with one of the strictest border-control regimes in the world. But that successContinue Reading

SOURCE: Thai Business News With seasonal fruit about to hit the market, including durian, rambutan, and mangosteen, the Thai-Chinese Chamber of Commerce has singed an agreement with CCIC Thailand to provide better traceability service for Thai fruit exported to China, following a new traceability requirement for all imported farm productsContinue Reading

SOURCE: Nhan Dan Vietnam earned US$3.26 billion from exporting fruit and vegetables in 2020, a year-on-year decline of 13%, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has reported. Exports were down because many items with high export value saw volumes fall sharply, such as dragon fruit, which accounts forContinue Reading

The Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) launched its food technology innovations and the Technology ‘Test Bed’ Laboratory for the Melaka Mardistation here today. Agriculture and Food Industry Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Hamzah said the food innovation products are technologies to produce high antioxidant mango fruit leather andContinue Reading