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Workshop: ASEAN-US# Maximizing #Agricultural# Revenue #through## Knowledge, #Enterprise# Development# and #Trade# Project PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 03 October 2012 21:12

The ASEAN-United States Maximizing Agricultural Revenue through Knowledge, Enterprise Development, and Trade (MARKET) Project strengthens regional food security by increasing agricultural trade and private sector engagement in the reform of the ASEAN region’s agribusiness enabling environment.  The MARKET Project invites you to attend an upcoming workshop to present and discuss preliminary findings of its Regional Agricultural Trade Environment (RATE) assessment, conducted over the past few months in Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, The Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam.

The RATE Workshop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is to be held on 9 October 2012 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm at:
Intercontinental Hotel
165 Jalan Ampang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

To register:


Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 October 2012 21:31
AFBA calls for food label changes PDF Print E-mail
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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.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 January 2014 04:07
The IISD Guide to Negotiating Investment Contracts for Farmland and Water PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 04:45

Legal and policy tool for government officials and communities that are involved in negotiating investment contracts with foreign investors.

IISD - International Institute for Sustainable Development

Source : IISD Guide to Negotiating Investment Contracts for Farmland and Water

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 November 2014 04:54
Are GMOs Worth the Trouble? PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 03 April 2014 23:13



Doug Gurian-Sherman

March 27, 2014

Many are eager to trot out GMOs as the answer to our food problems. But lower-tech alternatives work better.


You hear a lot these days about genetically modified organisms, with many people arguing that they’ll be a necessity in the not-so-distant future, as climate change stresses agriculture, and as a growing, and increasingly affluent, population consumes more food, and more inefficient animal-based foods. Others argue that we’ll need GMOs to reduce global warming emissions, harm to biodiversity from pesticides, pollution from fertilizers (such as coastal “dead zones”), and overuse of scarce resources like fresh water by industrial agriculture. You might have seen one such argument a few months ago from David Rotman, the editor of MIT Technology Review, in his feature called “Why We Will Need Genetically Modified Foods.”

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014 23:20
Food Waste: The Environmental Cost PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 07 July 2015 23:20

The FAO calculates global food waste at US$750 billion.

We are wasting not only valuable nourishment, but also wasting the resources needed to produce the food in the first place—water, energy, farmland, labor, investment!

WATCH VIDEO to see how costly food waste is…

Published on Jun 4, 2013

WASTE -- an informative short film on the relationship between food waste and resource waste.  A film production of SCHNITTSTELLE THURN GbR commissioned by WWF Germany and UNEP in collaboration with SIWI and FAO.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 July 2015 23:27
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