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White House Promotes a Bioeconomy

Publication — The New York Times Author — By Andrew Pollack Date — April 26, 2012 Website — www.nytimes.com The Obama administration is expected to announce a broad plan on Thursday to foster development of the nation’s “bioeconomy,” including the use of renewable resources and biological manufacturing methods. The National Bioeconomy Blueprint, as the plan […]

Japan pushing bilateral, regional trade talks

Dec. 27, 2011 Japan has been advancing a series of trade talks recently to hammer out bilateral or regional free-trade agreements because it sees high-level economic partnerships as the key to revitalizing its stagnant economy. While announcing last month its plan to join multilateral talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, a U.S.-led free-trade initiative, this […]

Rwanda: Regional Experts Vow to Transform Agricultural Sector

allAfrica.com / The New Times (Rwanda) August 30, 2011 Original Source African agricultural experts meeting in Kigali have promised to promote the Integrated Agriculture Research for Development (IAR4D) strategy in transforming agriculture in the region. The forum that drew participants from Tanzania, Sudan, DRC, Uganda, Kenya, Madagascar, Ethiopia, Burundi, Eritrea and hosts Rwanda, aims at […]

Easing grain export controls

The Hindu Business Line July 19, 2011 Original Source It is time the government formulated a transparent, consistent and unambiguous long-term policy for grains export and made it a part of the Twelfth Plan strategy. Under intense pressure from various quarters, and for want of a valid reason to hold back, the Government is slowly […]

Watershed moment in China’s food security

The Japan Times Online July 21, 2011 By MICHAEL RICHARDSON Original Source SINGAPORE — China appears to have reached a watershed in its food security strategy, which has long set a target of 95 percent self-sufficiency in four key grains — rice, wheat, corn and soybeans. If recent trends continue, the world’s most populous nation […]

Reviving Japan

The Wall Street Journal By DAVID ABRAHAM February 11, 2011 http://online.wsj.com Late last month in Davos, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan proclaimed 2011 to be the "third opening of Japan." It was an attempt to equate his agenda to the great waves of transformation that swept the country in the mid-19th century and in the […]

Antibiotics valuable tool when used with care

Iowa Farmer Today By Jeff DeYoung December 29, 2010 www.iowafarmer.com WASHINGTON, Iowa — Rob Brenneman knows margins in the hog industry are tight enough without spending more than necessary on antibiotics. “You want to make sure you are using the right meds to treat the problem,” he says. “It can get pretty costly if you […]

U.S. lays out strategy for doubling exports in 5 years

Reuters By Jeff Mason September 16, 2010   www.reuters.com (Reuters) – The Obama administration laid out details of a strategy to double U.S. exports over five years on Thursday, recommending ways to boost commerce but steering clear of timetables for advancing stalled free-trade agreements. The release of the National Export Initiative report, produced by President […]

Reglobalizing Taiwan

The Wall Street Journal By IANA DREYER AND RAZEEN SALLY July 7, 2010 http://online.wsj.com Taiwan’s new trade deal with China, the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement, has generated a lively debate on the island about its merits. Yet this deal provides President Ma Ying-jeou’s administration with a unique window of opportunity to "reglobalize" Taiwan and boost […]

Obama administration wants to stretch the food basket

IRIN May 5, 2010 www.irinnews.org http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportId=89038 JOHANNESBURG, 5 May 2010 (IRIN) – Most major food aid donors, like the European Union, have officially opted to feed people in needy countries by means of a selection of response tools, such as cash or vouchers for food, but the US has remained the exception, and still largely ships food […]

AfDB in ambitious plan to boost farming in Africa

The East African By MARK KAPCHANGA March 8, 2010 The East African By MARK KAPCHANGA March 8, 2010 www.theeastafrican.co.ke The African Development Bank has approved its 2010-2014 agricultural sector strategy. The strategy seeks to position the bank to contribute more effectively to agriculture. It is expected to enhance the continent’s food security and reduce poverty […]

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