India has repeatedly stressed that the country’s agricultural sector will emerge unscathed from and even achieve growth amidst the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, but injurious fearmongering and a severe locust threat seem to suggest otherwise.
New Zealand researchers have called for a complete overhaul of the country’s current national agricultural strategy, which is heavily skewed towards dairy and meat, to accommodate a more plant-focused approach.
Singapore could be an urban farming oasis and achieve government-set guidelines for produce self-sufficiency as researchers there pioneer the development of once-problematic organisms that can speed up the growth of plants, fruit and vegetables.
The newly elected mayor of Kaohsiung municipality in Taiwan, Han Kuo-Yu, has signed four sets of food export deals with major retailers in Singapore and Malaysia, in a bid to fulfill his electoral promise.
The United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched an emergency campaign to safeguard livestock and food security across the Mosul area in Iraq, recently retaken from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).