Posts Tagged "Biotechnology"

Making rice production easier and more profitable through plant science

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in News Releases |

Los Baños, Philippines Nov 20, 2017 — The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) welcomed delegates from CropLife Asia last week to its campus to discuss the vital role that pest management plays in securing food supply for the future. The visit was part of CropLife Asia’s Plant Science Primer event, an effort to bring together key journalists and other food stakeholders from across Southeast Asia to share information and experiences regarding the role plant science plays in enabling farmers.   As a leading global research institution, IRRI works closely with partners from...

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CropLife Asia Lauds Role of Plant Science this World Environment Day

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in News Releases |

Singapore, 05 June 2017 – As the world observes World Environment Day. CropLife Asia took the chance to highlight the important role plant science plays in ensuring environmental conservation. The challenge to provide sufficient, sustainable food is particularly pronounced in Asia, home to the world’s smallest-sized farms and the largest number of smallholder farmers. Figures indicate that 85% of the world’s 525 million smallholder farmers live and work within Asia – around 100 million in ASEAN alone. Through an increasing number of advancements, the plant science technologies of crop...

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CropLife Asia & Regional Plant Science Industry Celebrate Earth Day

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in News Releases |

Singapore, 21 April 2017 – Nearly 400,000 plant species provide our planet with the nutritious food, fiber, fresh air, and medicine we need to survive, but it is estimated that roughly one-fifth of those are at risk of extinction due to environmental threats. On this 47th anniversary of Earth Day, CropLife Asia and the region’s plant science industry have joined together to celebrate the agricultural innovations that have improved the productivity, health and quality of crops while reducing agriculture’s environmental impact.   “Around Asia and the world, the plant science...

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Message of Conservation & Plant Science Contributions This World Water Day

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Our Focus |

Singapore, 22 March 2017 – As the world marks World Water Day, CropLife Asia took the opportunity to encourage greater awareness around the diminishing availability of this precious resource and highlighted the critical role that plant science technology plays in promoting greater water conservation in agriculture use.   Projections have the global population eclipsing nine billion inhabitants by the year 2050, and Asia alone likely to have one billion more people calling it home by then. With the population growing, so too is the demand for food. According to the Food and Agriculture...

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Role of Plant Science in Supporting Indonesia & ASEAN Smallholder Farmers

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in News Releases |

CropLife Asia Makes Case at Responsible Business Forum for Sustainable Food Security in the Region   Jakarta, March 14, 2016 – With today’s kickoff of the Responsible Business Forum on Food & Agriculture in Jakarta, CropLife Asia Executive Director Dr. Siang Hee Tan highlighted the game-changing benefits of innovative plant science technologies and the role they play in benefitting smallholder farmers in ASEAN and Indonesia. Dr. Tan led a working group discussion panel focusing on how to improve regional smallholders’ access to finance, technology, knowledge and markets with the...

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