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Singapore approves Colombian pork

In its bid to diversify its food sources, Singapore has approved Colombian pork to enter its market. The two nations initiated negotiations in 2017,...

Health, food security reasons for alternative proteins adoption

Health and food security concerns are key drivers for plant-based protein shift in key Asian economies, according to the ‘Future of Proteins’ report by...

Singapore has no plans to produce chicken locally

Singapore has no plans to produce chicken locally to improve its national food security. Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Grace Fu told parliament...

Malaysia to hold second meeting to address food security

The Malaysian government will hold a second meeting in July with livestock/poultry players to address food security issues. The Ministry of Science, Technology, and...

Malaysia to produce more chicken and chicken feed

Malaysia will take measures to produce more chicken and chicken feed to ensure national food security. Prime Minister Ismail Yaakob has instructed the National...

Malaysia to increase livestock production for food security

Malaysia’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries is planning to increase livestock production in all states to strengthen the nation’s food security. The move...

Number of meat importers in the Philippines rising

From just 20-40 companies in the late 1990s-2000s, the number of accredited meat importers in the Philippines rose to 464 in 2020, and up...

Is globalization reverting to localization?

We started 2021 on a hopeful note, only too soon to be dashed by political tensions, raging health concerns and the meddling container crisis...

Japfa looks to aquaculture to boost Asia’s food security

Singapore’s Japfa is eyeing aquaculture to boost food security in Asia. CEO Tan Yong Nang said the company understands the potential of aquaculture and...

QuanYing to export fish, seafood to Singapore

Chinese aquaculture producer QuanYing Technology has inked a three-year deal to supply fish and seafood to Singapore. Under the agreement, it will export 120...

Toba govt offers hybrid corn seeds to farmers

The government of Toba in North Sumatra, Indonesia, recently donated 50 tons of hybrid corn seeds to farmers in the regency. Regent Poltak Sitorus...

Cambodia to secure food supply under lockdown

Cambodia  issued a new restriction for 14 days starting April 14 in Phnom Penh and Takhmao City due to rising Covid-19 cases. All businesses...

Vietnam to expand production of genetically modified corn

Production of genetically modified (GM) corn in Vietnam is increasing, driven by higher yields and profit compared to normal corn. In 2020, there were...

Covid-19 highlights food security issue

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted issues of food security and resilience of the food supply chain, according to Tan Yong Nang, CEO of Singapore-based...

China to expand corn planting in 2021

China will increase its corn acreage this year as it aims to ensure food security in the country. The Chinese Agriculture Minister told Xinhua...

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