Posts Tagged "Food Security"

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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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 Promotes Role of Plant Science in Agriculture this Earth Day

Posted by on Apr 22, 2016 in News Releases |

SINGAPORE, 22 April 2016 – As the world prepares to recognize Earth Day, CropLife Asia took the opportunity to herald the contributions being made through plant science technology to sustainable agriculture in the region and around the globe.“Earth Day is a time to take stock and recommit ourselves to practices that ensure good stewardship of  the environment around us,” said Dr. Siang Hee Tan, Executive Director of CropLife Asia. “As the number of people inhabiting our planet continues to grow, the challenges facing our farmers mount as well.  We look to our farmers to grow...

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CropLife Asia Encourages all to ‘Thank a Farmer’ this Festive Season

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in News Releases |

Plant Science Contributions to Asian Agriculture Highlighted this Lunar New Year Singapore, 1 February 2016 – With Asia and the world preparing to usher in the ‘Year of the Monkey’ and celebrate the Lunar New Year, CropLife Asia took the opportunity to raise awareness of the critical role regional farmers play in ensuring Asia’s food security and sustainability – as well as ensuring the delicious and auspicious foods we enjoy during this festive time of the year are available for everyone. The Lunar New Year, also known in Chinese culture as the Spring Festival, is celebrated...

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Food Security

Posted by on Jan 10, 2013 in |

Seven billion is a lot of people to feed but it is also the reality of our world population right now. And with higher birth rates continuing in many developing nations, we’ll need to feed more than 9 billion people by 2050. While food security becomes an increasing challenge, farmers have a shrinking amount of land on which they can plant and harvest crops. The good news is that there are new technologies to help farmers grow more food on their existing land and increase food security. For example, production of major crops has more than tripled since 1960. The yields for rice, a staple...

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