Indonesia Tests Rice Farming ‘Digitalization’ Program to Boost Output

Indonesia Tests Rice Farming ‘Digitalization’ Program to Boost Output

The Indonesian government has launched a farming “digitization” project in West Java province, which may increase rice output by at least 20 percent, officials said on Monday (09/07). The project is currently being tested with thousands of farmers in nine rice-producing regencies as President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration seeks to boost domestic food production. A…

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Imported rice from Vietnam, Thailand arrive in Bataan

Imported rice from Vietnam, Thailand arrive in Bataan

More than 5,000 bags of imported rice from Vietnam and Thailand have arrived in Bataan from Subic Bay and are now stored in the warehouse of the National Food Authority (NFA) here. NFA provincial manager Adelaida Nuestro said Thursday this number is part of the 12,000 bags of NFA rice allocated for the province. Only…

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Vietnam sets the target to earn $40 billion in exports

Vietnam sets the target to earn $40 billion in exports

Nguyễn Xuân Cường, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development talks to the newspaper Lao Động (Labour) about his ministry’s resolve to improve the nation’s image abroad. What were some of Việt Nam’s major achievements in 2017? The year 2017 was the most challenging year for our agriculture. For example, 16 storms hit Việt Nam coupled with four…

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Myanmar rice export hits record high in 60 years

Myanmar rice export hits record high in 60 years

Myanmar’s rice export this financial year has reached a record high in over 60 years, said Sai Kyaw, central executive committee member of Myanmar Rice Federation. Currently, Myanmar exports rice to more than 50 countries and nearly 3 million tons have been exported this fiscal year. In the previous years, a maximum of 1.8 million…

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Cambodian Rice Body Faces Own Shortcomings

Cambodian Rice Body Faces Own Shortcomings

In a startlingly frank report last month, The Cambodian Rice Federation (CRF) warned the country’s entire export market could be destroyed by the scourge of rice smuggling. The report, which detailed a laundry list of problems within the CRF itself and the sector as a whole, provides a window into the deep dysfunction and fragility…

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Rice import from Thailand drops to 23192mt

Rice import from Thailand drops to 23192mt

Against the backdrop of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s policy of zero allocation of dollars for the importation of 41 items, including rice; import of rice from Thailand to Nigeria dropped from 1.23 million metric tonnes in 2014 to 23,192 metric tonnes as at November 2017. According to data on the Thai Rice Exporters Association…

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Auspicious start to Vietnamese rice export in 2018

Auspicious start to Vietnamese rice export in 2018

The Ministry of Trade of Indonesia has recently approved the import of 500,000 tonnes of rice from Thailand and Vietnam to fix the insufficient rice supply and price hike in the domestic market. Average-grade rice in Indonesia is currently sold at 14,100 rupiah per kilogramme, a far cry from the regulated floor price of 9,450…

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VN’s FTAs: Boon or Bane?

VN’s FTAs: Boon or Bane?

As 2018 brings newer and bigger free trade agreements (FTAs), Vietnamese enterprises are faced with tough choices. They can either adapt and move up the global supply chain, or stand by while imported goods flood the country’s market. Trần Thanh Hải, Deputy Director of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s (MoIT) Import-Export Department, told Vietnam…

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