South East Asia

Malaysia enlisting world experts to develop food policies

Malaysia enlisting world experts to develop food policies

By RJ Whitehead

With obesity and diabetes on the rise in Malaysia, the country has been working to bring together domestic scientists with their international counterparts and institutions in the hope of mitigating the problem.

Vietnam going all out for growth in seafood exports

Vietnam going all out for growth in seafood exports

By RJ Whitehead

The Vietnamese seafood industry is eyeing exports worth $10-10.5bn by 2020, according to a leading trade official, although judging by recent trends, this might be a difficult task.

Around 52,000 tonnes of palm oil fruit will come from Thai smallholders

Thai smallholders certified for sustainable palm oil

By RJ Whitehead

Independent Thai smallholders have become the first in the world to be RSPO-certified in a move that will significantly add to the global quantity of sustainable palm oil available on the market.

The US ambassador, in national dress, preparing to sign the agreement

US-Indonesia pact aims to improve food knowhow

The US Agency for International Development has entered into a partnership with the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) to help address food security and conservation.

Private agri-groups to develop SE Asian rice supply

Private agri-groups to develop SE Asian rice supply

By RJ Whitehead

Agribusiness companies from the Philippines, Myanmar and Thailand have formed a consortium to develop a Southeast Asian rice supply chain using the proprietary hybrid and premium rice technology.

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