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Household appliance refused rate rising, e-waste question remains unsolved Print
Thursday, 06 February 2014 04:13

Last update 09:40 | 04/02/2014

VietNamNet Bridge – Treating e-waste remains a difficult question to solve for environmental scientists. The volume of e-waste has been increasing year after year, while the treatment solutions still cannot bring good effects.

The village inundated in electronic waste

My Hao in the northern province of Hung Yen has been well known as the “e-waste village.” There in the locality, old TV sets, stereos, fridges are piled up, waiting for treatment.

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Sustainable development project in Vietnam Print
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 05:53

In two northern provinces of Vietnam, Ha Tinh and Quang Binh, more than 60,000 households are suffering from poverty.

Around the country, poverty levels are particularly high in the upland areas, especially amongst ethnic minorities - and land degradation is a serious threat to their livelihoods.
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The dire need to support ‘orphan crop’ research Print
Monday, 27 January 2014 05:13

In spite of debate over its definition, the term ‘orphan crops’ refers to crops that are under-researched and underfunded due to their limited importance in the global market.

These include cereals, legumes, vegetables, root crops, fodder crops, oil crops, fibre crops and medicinal plants that are largely indigenous to Africa, Asia and Latin America. They are characterised by their resilience and adaptation to environmental stress, and have local significance: where they are produced and used, they provide an indispensable source of staple food to the vast majority of resource-poor and low-income farming societies.

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One out of five families faces with inadequate food problem Print
Saturday, 25 January 2014 02:20

Published on Sunday, 19 January 2014 17:47

Over one-fourth of the people lived in central region of Myanmar are living in poverty and one out of five families are facing with inadequate food problems, according to survey jointly made by UN World Food Programme (WFP), Save the Children and Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development.

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Malnutrition Behind Many Aceh Infant Deaths Print
Saturday, 25 January 2014 00:22

By Nurdin Hasan on 9:30 am December 30, 2013.

Banda Aceh. Nearly half of infant deaths in Aceh were caused by poor nutrition, an official said on Saturday.

“More than 45 percent of babies who died in Aceh did so because they did not get sufficient nutrition,” Sulasmi, section head of the Aceh Health Office’s mother, children and nutrition division said.

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IFAD, FAO,WFP Tackle Global Food losses Print
Friday, 24 January 2014 05:33

30 Dec 2013

By Crusoe Osagie

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a  joint project to tackle the global problem of food losses.

Around one-third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted each year, amounting to 1.3 billion tonnes - or enough food to feed 2 billion people.

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How to feed nine billion people, and feed them well Print
Friday, 24 January 2014 05:18

8 January 2014, 2.13am AEST

Resource-intensive agriculture, despite its productivity, nevertheless has failed to feed the world’s current population, never mind the nine billion people expected by 2050. This system that currently fails both people and planet is ripe for revision.

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AFBA calls for food label changes Print
Friday, 24 January 2014 04:05

By Rachel Arthur+, 22-Jan-2014

The ASEAN Food and Beverage Alliance (AFBA) is calling for the same food labelling across all of south east Asia because it is critical to help the industry expand.

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ASEAN nations urged to harmonize food standards by 2015 Print
Thursday, 23 January 2014 04:36

17.01.2014

Member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have been urged to speed up the harmonization of food standards across the region to unlock the economic potential of the agri-food sector by 2015.

The ASEAN Food and Beverage Alliance (AFBA) has published a paper which highlights five key areas where harmonization or ‘mutual recognition’ of food standards would greatly enhance overall food trade for the benefit of businesses and consumers in all ten member states.

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One-third of street food has dangerous bacteria: study Print
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 05:05

By Shwe Yee Saw Myint   |   Monday, 20 January 2014

New research has confirmed what many of us have already learned the hard way – that consuming Yangon’s street food can end in food poisoning, particularly for those who have not built up immunity to the many types of bacteria on offer.

The findings highlight the scale of the city’s food hygiene problem: More than one-third of the 150 samples collected were positive for either Staphylococcus aureas or Bacillus cereus, two common types of bacteria that can lead to food poisoning. Almost one-quarter contained dangerous levels of the bacteria, researchers found.

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