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Nominations and applications invited for the role of Chairperson of GFAR
Date Posted: 08/04/2017       Number of Views: 5

At the meeting of the GFAR Steering Committee in February, the GFAR Chair, Mr. Juan Lucas Restrepo, confirmed his intention to step down, due to an anticipated change of role.

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Israeli President tours high-tech greenhouse
Date Posted: 28/03/2017       Number of Views: 24

Picking out a lettuce leaf from the greenhouse garden, Israeli President Reuven Ruvi Rivlin had a taste of what Israeli technology has brought to Viet Nam.

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Fao Food Price Index Edges Higher In February
Date Posted: 23/03/2017       Number of Views: 30

The FAO Food Price Index rose slightly in February, marking its seventh consecutive monthly rise, led by increasing wheat and maize prices. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 175.5 points in February, its highest value in almost two years, marking a 0.5 percent increase from its revised January value and 17.2 percent above its February 2016 level.

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Opportunity arises for orange exports to Indonesia
Date Posted: 06/03/2017       Number of Views: 32

Indonesia will become an important market for Vietnamese orange exporters as Indonesian oranges have fallen out of favour in the domestic market, according to the Vietnam Trade Office in Indonesia.

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White House Announces 2017 Update to the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology
Date Posted: 24/01/2017       Number of Views: 59

The White House has released the 2017 Update to the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology (2017 Update). The 2017 Update provides a comprehensive summary of the roles and responsibilities of the three principal regulatory agencies — Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA),

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week
Date Posted: 17/11/2016       Number of Views: 112

This year World Antibiotic Awareness Week will be held from 14 to 20 November 2016. The campaign aims to increase awareness of global antibiotic resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers, policy-makers and the agriculture sector to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.

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Scientists Identify Molecular Conductors that Help Plants Respond to Drought
Date Posted: 17/11/2016       Number of Views: 91

A new study conducted at the Salk Institute found molecular conductors that help plants respond to stress such as drought and salinity. The study suggests that during environmental stresses, a small group of proteins acts as conductors to manage the complex responses of plants to stress.

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Parliamentarians against Hunger promote actions in line with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change
Date Posted: 17/11/2016       Number of Views: 86

- More than 100 lawmakers from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and Spain highlighted the imperative need to act against the effects of climate change through legislation, at the opening of the VII Forum of the Parliamentary Front against Hunger.

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South Korea and IRRI partner up on rice science for development
Date Posted: 02/11/2016       Number of Views: 128

Science and technology have played important roles in South Korea’s successful economic development. Beginning in the 1960s, the country’s long collaboration with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) helped Korea achieve food security through high-yielding varieties and improved farm management.

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International Finance Corporation supports SMEs
Date Posted: 26/10/2016       Number of Views: 119

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), member of the World Bank Group (WB), has approved the financial package of $125 million to help the Viet Nam Prosperity Bank (VPBank) expand its loans for the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Micro Size Enterprises (MSEs), especially those owned by women.

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