Posts Tagged "CropLife Asia"

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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FAO Focus on “Food Security” this World Food Day Supported by CropLife Asia

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in News Releases |

Singapore, 16 October 2017 – This World Food Day CropLife Asia commended the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for its efforts to bring greater awareness to the need for Food Security in combatting global hunger, and took the opportunity to herald the contributions farmers enabled by plant science technologies are making in Asia and around the world are making to feed a growing population.   According to data from the FAO, world hunger is on the rise with an estimated number of undernourished people increasing from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million in 2016....

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CropLife Asia Promotes Role of Plant Science & Benefits to Thailand Farmers at Tech4Farmers Asia 2.0

Posted by on Sep 14, 2017 in News Releases |

Bangkok, 14 September 2017 – Dr. Siang Hee Tan, Executive Director of CropLife Asia, participated today at the Tech4Farmers Asia 2.0 event held in Bangkok. He took part on a panel looking at the issue of ‘Creating an Enabling Environment for Market Access’.   “The population in Asia is projected to have one billion more people by 2050,” said Dr. Siang Hee Tan, Executive Director of CropLife Asia. “Our farmers need to produce more food to feed a growing world while coping with the pressures of weeds, pests, disease, less arable land, fewer natural resources, and a changing...

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Sustainable Food Security on Agenda as Plant Science Industry Reps Converge

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in News Releases |

CropLife Asia 2017 Annual General Meeting Kicks off, Bringing Industry Representatives together to Discuss Challenges to Regional Food Security & Role of Plant Science   Singapore, 9 March 2017 – In commencing its 2017 Annual General Meeting today in Singapore, CropLife Asia began a two-day event that is bringing together international and regional leaders in the plant science industry as well as the larger agricultural community. The yearly event provides a platform for these agriculture experts to share insights around the topic of safe and sustainable Food Security for Asia as well...

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CropLife Asia Signs Partnership with Asian Apiculture Association

Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in News Releases |

The two organizations to study and catalogue the region’s bee population   Singapore, 18 August 2016 – CropLife Asia announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Asian Apicultural Association (AAA) to support a research initiative to catalogue and study the bee species and populations in Asia. CropLife Asia Executive Director Dr. Siang Hee Tan and AAA President Dr. Siriwat Wongsiri signed the agreement at Singapore’s M Hotel. It is estimated that at least 87 out 115 global primary food crops require some form of animal pollination, and insect...

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