Posts Tagged "Food Security"

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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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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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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