Agricultural Adjuvants Market: Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Challenges

The agricultural adjuvants market was valued at USD 2.97 billion in 2017 and is projected to reach USD 4.04 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 5.24% during the forecast period.

Alfalfa Seeds Industry Study 2019 Market by Share, Growth, Size, Segments, Manufacturers and Forecast to 2025

Alfalfa Seeds‎ Market Industry 2019 Market research Report explores the knowledgeable analysis of Alfalfa Seeds‎ Market Industry on the groundwork of size, trends, growth, shares, revenue, demand and Forecasts length of 2019 to 2025.
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Curling Irons Industry 2019 Market Size, Growth, Share, Trends, Global Statistics and Forecast Analysis 2025

The Curling Irons Market 2019 Global Industry report consists of all the basic information regarding the Curling Irons Market. This report presents analysis of market trends, industry growth drivers, share, analysis, size, trends, and many other aspects. The global Curling Irons report is an essential reserve of data, primarily for the industry administrators.
5 days ago

Termite Control Market by Species Type, Application, Region - Forecast to 2022

The termite control market was valued at USD 2.96 Billion in 2016. It is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.6% from 2017, to reach USD 4.11 Billion by 2022.

Dairy Processing Equipment Market is Expected to Reach $11.2 billion by 2023

The global dairy processing equipment market is estimated to be valued at USD 8.6 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 11.2 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 5.4%.

Plant Breeding and CRISPR Plants Market Projected to Reach $14.6 Billion by 2023

The plant breeding and CRISPR plants market is projected to reach USD 14.6 billion by 2023, from USD 7.6 billion in 2018, at a CAGR of 13.95% during the forecast period.

Feed Yeast Market Projected to Reach $2.1 Billion by 2023

The feed yeast market is projected to reach USD 2.1 billion by 2023, from USD 1.7 billion in 2018, at a CAGR of 5.27% during the forecast period.

Truffle Oil Market 2019 Industry Trends, Share, Growth, Size, Segments, Demand, Overview and Forecast to 2025

Truffle Oil Market Report cover detailed competitive outlook including the Truffle Oil Industry share and company profiles of the key participants operating in the global market. The Truffle Oil market report provides an in-depth overview of Product Specification, technology, product type and production analysis considering major factors such as Revenue, Cost, Gross and Gross Margin.

Key Growth Strategies Adopted by the Major Players in Feed Additives Market

The market for feed additives is projected to grow from USD 33.0 billion in 2018 to USD 44.3 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 6.1% during the forecast period.

Vector Control Market Projected to Reach $20.37 Billion by 2023

The vector control market was valued at USD 15.12 Billion in 2017 and is projected to reach 20.37 Billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 5.13% during the forecast period.

Genmai Cha Market 2019 Industry Share, Growth, Size, Current and Future Trends by Forecast to 2025

Genmai Cha Market 2019 industry provides detailed of industry size, share, trends, growth, segments, revenue, demand and forecast 2025.
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Rice Seeds Market Analysis, Trends, Growth, Share, Forecast to 2023

The rice seeds market is projected to reach USD 7.62 billion by 2023, from USD 5.47 billion in 2018, at a CAGR of 6.85% during the forecast period.

Rising Consumption of Meat and Dairy Products to Drive the Demand for Feed Acidifiers

Feed Acidifiers Market by Type (Propionic Acid, Formic Acid, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Sorbic Acid, Malic Acid), Form (Dry, Liquid), Compound (Blended, Single), Livestock (Poultry, Swine, Ruminants, Aquaculture), and Region - Global Forecast to 2023

Plant Growth Chambers Market: Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Challenges

Plant Growth Chambers Market by Equipment Type (Reach-in, Walk-in), Application (Short Plants, Tall Plants), End Use (Clinical, Academic), Function (Plant Growth, Environmental Optimization), and Region - Global Forecast to 2022

Increasing Demand for High-Efficiency Fertilizers to Drive the Controlled-Release Fertilizers Market During the Forecast Period

The controlled-release fertilizers market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.29% from an estimated value of USD 1.56 Billion in 2017 to reach USD 2.12 Billion by 2022

Blockchain Technology to Redefine the Food and Agriculture Industries

Blockchain in agriculture and food supply chain market: Disruptive technology in terms of compliance, traceability, and fraud control

Plant-based Beverages Market Analysis, Growth, Share, Trends, & Forecast to 2023

The plant-based beverages market is estimated at USD 11.16 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 19.67 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 12.0% from 2018 to 2023.

High-Growth Opportunities for Automated Harvesting Robots in Developed Countries Drives the Smart Harvest Market

The smart harvest market is projected to reach USD 15.6 billion by 2023, from USD 9.0 billion in 2018, at a CAGR of 11.81% during the forecast period.

Increase in Use of Crop Protection Products in Developing Countries Drives the Pesticide Inert Ingredients Market

The pesticide inert ingredients market is projected to reach USD 4.7 billion by 2023, from USD 3.5 billion in 2018, at a CAGR of 6.14% during the forecast period. The market is driven by factors such as the increasing demand for specific inert ingredients in pesticide formulation and capability of inert ingredients to improve the efficacy of pesticide application.

Growing Farm Labor Issues due to Higher Costs and Availability Drives the Smart Harvest Market Ma

The smart harvest market is projected to reach USD 15.6 billion by 2023, from USD 9.0 billion in 2018, at a CAGR of 11.81% during the forecast period. The market is driven by factors such as growing farm labor issues due to higher costs and availability, and cost efficiency benefits offered by smart harvest systems.

Demand for High Nutritional Content Foods Drives the Biofortification Market

The market for biofortification is estimated at USD 78 million in 2018, and it is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.6% from 2018 to reach USD 118 million by 2023. Biofortification is most widely used for crops such as sweet potato, cassava, rice, corn, wheat, beans, pearl millet, and other crops such as tomato, banana, sorghum, and barley. The growth of the biofortification market is driven by the rising demand for high nutritional content in food.

Agricultural Testing Market Analysis, Growth, Trends, Share, & Forecast to 2022

The agricultural testing market is estimated to be valued at USD 4.56 Billion in 2017, and is projected to reach USD 6.29 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 6.64% during the forecast period.

PRIMA Call for Proposals: Agro-food Value Chain 2019

Proposals should focus on products with high added value, most exposed to fraud and valorise productions that have been discontinued but hold nutritional value and are important for biodiversity conservation. Proposal should also aim at creating trans-national networks of laboratories, validating and harmonizing protocols, sharing open-data on food products of the Mediterranean tradition, providing a robust support for certification and control bodies, and building capacity in key enabling technologies related to authenticity and traceability.
Applications are closed

Accelerating geothermal heat adoption in the agri-food sector: Key lessons and recommendations

Several geothermal applications in food processing and agriculture require low temperatures and can therefore be deployed in areas where the geothermal resources would not be suitable for power generation. These applications could increase the number of countries and regions that could benefit from such indigenous and renewable energy source. Despite its promising potential and increasing interest from policy makers and key stakeholders, direct use of geothermal heat in food-related applications across the world is still rather limited.

Call for Applications: 2019 Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards

Arrell Food Institute recognizes global leaders who are ensuring future food security for the planet, and hopes to inspire new leaders to take bold steps towards change. Scientific excellence and community engagement are necessary to overcome the challenges our world will face in feeding 9 billion people and beyond.
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PRIMA Call for Proposals: Agro-food Value Chain 2019

Although several initiatives aiming at collecting molecular information about farming plants and livestock, and the derived foods, are currently going on, a comprehensive shared repository of digital information about the Mediterranean foods is still lacking. The creation of reference databases would foster the necessary harmonisation of the analytical methods and data validation among different laboratories, two stringent requirements for the creation of a trans-national authenticity and traceability system that specifically address the identification of animal breeds, plant varieties, geographical origin and production protocols characterizing the traditional Mediterranean foods.
Applications are closed

EU's Call for Proposals: Modelling international trade in agri-food products

Trade modelling has a long-standing tradition but some issues are notoriously difficult to assess and include in the existing simulation models.
Applications are closed

Thailand announced incentives to Boost Investment in Food Innovations

The incentives range from 5-10 years of corporate income tax exemption depending on the type of business and the level of technological advancement. To make this industry more attractive, BOI has offered addition incentives to top up from normal package. The additional incentives such as 50% corporate income tax holiday for five years or an additional two more years of income tax holiday will also be available.

Image processing analysis of geospatial uav orthophotos for palm oil plantation monitoring

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is one of the tools that can be used to monitor palm oil plantation remotely. With the geospatial orthophotos, it is possible to identify which part of the plantation land is fertile for planted crops, means to grow perfectly.

Call for Applications: 2019 GrowthAfrica Business Scaleup Accelerator in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Zambia

The GrowthAfrica Acceleration Programme is designed to help you scale your venture, make it investment ready and develop your entrepreneurial leadership with the aim of unlocking significant growth in your business.
Applications are closed

EU's Call for Proposals: ERANETs in agri-food

The agri-food sector needs to take more advantage of the potential of digital technologies. Relevant technologies may include Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data technologies, remote and localised sensing.
Applications are closed

IBM Food Trust Expands Blockchain Network to Foster a Safer, More Transparent and Efficient Global Food System

IBM announced growing adoption of its food supply chain network, IBM Food Trust. The blockchain-based cloud network offers participating retailers, suppliers, growers and food industry providers with data from across the food ecosystem to enable greater traceability, transparency and efficiency.

Call for Proposals: Tools and Technologies for Broad-Scale Pest and Disease Surveillance of Crop Plants in Low-Income Countries

The goal of this topic is to solicit innovative tools and technologies for crop pests and disease surveillance over large geographic regions in low-income countries. We are looking for tools and approaches that have the potential to transform crop pest and disease surveillance globally, with a focus on low-income countries.
Applications are closed

International Job Vacancy: Expert in Cassava value chain

The Expert in Cassava value chain will work with our team on the development of a commercial cassava plantation and an integrated cassava processing plant (cassava starch, waste to animal feed, waste to energy).
Applications are closed

African Development Bank seeks partnerships to establish Staple Crop Processing Zones across Africa

The Bank’s ongoing initiatives had the objectives of growing income for farmers, stabilizing prices for staple crops, reducing losses and stimulating multiplier effects in local economies. With its Staple Crop Processing Zones and other initiatives, the Bank is demonstrating how this can be done.

The African Development Bank is leading a call to action on Africa’s agro-industrialization in the cocoa value chain

Around the world, chocolate in all shapes and sizes symbolize Easter and bring joy to millions of kids and adults alike. And the demand for chocolate will most likely continue to increase, according to experts. There is huge opportunity for Africa, the largest producer of cocoa in the world, to rake in economic value that the global market offers.
a year ago

India's Mega Food Park to give a major boost to the food processing sector

Mega Food Parks create modern infrastructure facilities for food processing along the value chain from farm to market with strong forward and backward linkages through a cluster based approach.
a year ago

Europe Call for Applications: EIT Food Accelerator Network 2018

Once you have applied for the EIT Food Accelerator Network, you will go through a rigorous selection process where you will be judged by a series of experts including successful entrepreneurs and experts from the agriculture and food industries.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Africa Call for Proposals: Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition

Project proposals around this general theme should seek to connect research, innovation to the society at large. In particular Research projects that offer solutions and promote innovation are encouraged.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Call for Proposals: Water reuse and water desalination for agricultural and food production

The challenge is to provide end-users with new more economically feasible water treatment technologies, taking into account the main environmental, socio-economic and legal and/or institutional constraints regulating the adoption of these technologies.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Africa's Coffee Sector: Status, Challenges and Opportunities for Growth

Among the commodities for which Africa seems to possess a clear comparative advantage, coffee is a principal one. Currently, 25 African countries grow coffee.
a year ago

Commodity-dependent developing countries need to boost efforts to diversify their economies

According to the report, policies that can promote inclusive growth over the next 15 years include economic diversification, expanding the linkages between the commodity sector and the national economy, adopting countercyclical expenditure policies which build commodity revenue buffers during price upswings to use them during downswings, adding value to raw commodities, and investing in social protection, health and education.
a year ago

European Commission gives new support for EU regions working together on high-tech projects

The aim of this pilot action is to help these partnerships scale up their projects in priority sectors such as big data, bioeconomy, resource efficiency, advanced manufacturing or cybersecurity.
a year ago

Real-Time Monitoring System Using Smartphone-Based Sensors and NoSQL Database for Perishable Supply Chain

Firstly, we develop a smartphone-based sensor to gather temperature, humidity, GPS, and image data. The IoT-generated sensor on the smartphone has characteristics such as a large amount of storage, an unstructured format, and continuous data generation.
a year ago

Senegal set to boost "green" Exports of Cashews and Mangoes

Mangos and cashews were ultimately selected for the project, the UNCTAD National Green Export Review of Senegal, because of their potential to provide the biggest economic, environmental and social benefits, workshop participants said.
a year ago

Lipases Industrial Applications: Focus on Food and Agroindustries

The major applications for industrial enzymes include food and beverages (dairy, bakery, fruit juices, beer, wine), detergents, biofuel productions, animal feed, and other applications such as textiles, leather, and paper processing.
2 years ago

Processing, Valorization and Application of Bio-Waste Derived Compounds from Potato, Tomato, Olive and Cereals: A Review

Due to their composition with various beneficial ingredients, the waste products can be valorized by different techniques leading to economic and environmental advantages. This paper focuses on the waste generation during industrial processing of potato, tomato, cereals and olives within the European Union and reviews state-of-the-art technologies for their valorization.
2 years ago

Avocado Seed Husks Could Be a Gold Mine of Medicinal and Industrial Compounds

It could very well be that avocado seed husks, which most people consider as the waste of wastes, are actually the gem of gems because the medicinal compounds within them could eventually be used to treat cancer, heart disease and other conditions.
2 years ago

Cocoa production in Africa is set to take a turn for the better as AfDB begin plans to support producers

Cocoa production in Africa is set to take a turn for the better, as the African Development Bank (AfDB) begin plans to support producers of the crop on the continent.
2 years ago

Investment Opportunities in India Andhra Pradesh's Food Industry

Andhra Pradesh is the 8th largest state of India by area and 10th largest in terms of population. It has the 2nd longest coastline (974 km) in India. Andhra Pradesh is the base for agricultural activities and food processing. The state is the 2nd largest producer of value-added food products and beverages.
4 months ago

Model Design and Simulation of Automatic Sorting Machine using Proximity Sensor

This research designed and developed an automated sorting object of a conveyor belt. The developed automated sorting machine is able to incorporate flexibility and separate species of non-ferrous metal objects and at the same time move objects automatically to the basket as defined by the regulation of the Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) with a capacitive proximity sensor to detect a value range of objects.
2 years ago

From Almonds to Pears to Cherries, Ag Industry Does More with Sunlight Using SunPower’s Complete Solar Solutions

One grower-owned almond processor based in the 7-square-mile town of Buttonwillow, Calif., now offsets 90 percent of its electricity costs with a 1-megawatt SunPower®Helix™ system. Golden Empire Shelling can see up to 70 million pounds of almonds roll through its state-of-the-art facility each year. With limited land and water resources in the area, the company chose a solar solution that delivers 29 percent more energy per square foot compared to conventional systems, and can be robotically cleaned with 75 percent less water than manual methods.
2 years ago

Invest in the Food Processing in India

India is ranked as the 2nd largest producer of food next to China, and has the potential of being the biggest with the food and agricultural sector. The food processing industry is one of the largest industries in India-it is ranked fifth in terms of production, consumption, export and expected growth.
3 years ago

Converting palm oil wastes into bio-protein for animal feed

Palm oil wastes could provide an alternative, low cost and locally available source of bio-proteins for animal feed, according to a recent study published in the Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Sciences (JTAS).
3 years ago

South Korea scales up its financial assistance for Africa’s Economic Transformation with a Grant of USD 18 million

Having transformed its economy through policy reforms in industrialization, Korea will strengthen Africa’s ICT capacities through training and skills transfer, and will support regulatory framework development to woo private sector participation so as to enhance manufacturing and industrialization in Africa.
2 years ago

Del Monte Philippines harvest Green Energy from Waste Water

The Global Water Engineering (GWE) wastewater treatment installation at the Cagayan de Oro pineapple canning plant has achieved 93 percent organic pollution (COD) removal in its anaerobic reactors, producing in the process enough green energy (methane rich biogas) to power two 1.4 MW generating electrical power generator units or gensets.
2 years ago

Agribusiness Market Growth Pushed by Nanobiology, APAC and Americas to 2020

Nanotechnology applications in global agribusiness are considered the new industrial revolution, and both developed and developing countries are investing in this technology to secure a sizeable market share.
3 years ago

A Step Towards Environmental Waste Management And Sustainable Biofuel (Ethanol) Production From Waste Banana Peelings

The peels of BASRAI variety of bananas are taken as they are rich in cellulose and are kept in hot oven at 338K and dried sample is taken and is dissolved in hot water for starch extraction through soxhlet extractor. This solution is treated with amylase enzyme for hydrolysis of starch to occur. Solution obtained is then subjected to fermentation process by inoculation of S.cerevisiae for 4-5 days at 300K which results in the production of ethanol.
3 years ago

Vietnam announced a list of 310 Vietnamese Prestigious Exporters for 2015

Vietnam's Ministry of Industry and Trade has officially announced a list of 310 Vietnamese prestigious exporters for 2015, aimed at supporting local firms in promoting exports and expanding markets.
2 years ago

Developing Agro Science and Techno Park to Accelerate Technology Disemination and Promote Agribusiness in Indonesia

Indonesia has set a target to establish 100 Science and Techno Parks in all provinces of the country by 2019. As part of this national program the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) has establised five units of Agro Science Park (ASP) and 16 units of Agro Techno Parks (ATP) in 2015. In 2016, additional four units of ASP and 10 units of ATP are under construction.
3 years ago

The Development of Agro-based SMEs through Technology Transfer from Government Research Institution (in Malaysia)

The key challenges faced by the Malaysian SMEs are access to financing, legal and regulatory environment, human capital development, market access, infrastructure and the development of new products through innovation and technology. This paper focuses on how innovation and technology are developed by government research institutions and transferred to agro-based SMEs in Malaysia.
3 years ago

Job Vacancy: Senior Consultant specialized in Sugar Refinery

Smart International Consulting is looking for a short-term (2 months) Consultant specialized in Sugar Refinery. He/She will join our Senior Consultant Team to conduct a full assessment of an existing sugar refinery.
2 years ago

Vietnam to earn 31 billion USD from Exports of Agro-Forestry-Fishery products in 2016

Key industries such as livestock and fishery still develop well despite a series of challenges like natural disasters in eight central provinces.
2 years ago

Optimization of Extraction parameters on the Antioxidant properties of Banana Waste

Banana is grown worldwide and consumed as ripe fruit or used for culinary purposes. Peels form about 18–33% of the whole fruit and are discarded as a waste product. With a view to exploiting banana peel as a source of valuable compounds, this study was undertaken to evaluate the effect of different extrac- tion parameters on the antioxidant activities of the industrial by-product of banana waste (peel).
3 years ago

Renewable Energy Benefits: Decentralised solutions in agri-food chain

This IRENA study analyses the benefits of introducing off-grid technologies for agriculture. Maximizing the benefits of decentralized renewables depends on effective policies and regulations, appropriate business models, and integrated resource management.
2 years ago

Integration of Quality Management and Industrial metabolism while setting up small and medium Agro-Industries in Niger, West Africa

The main resources used by the industrial system in 2013 are: 137 thousand tons of water, 32.4 thousand tons of live weight of animals, 150 tons of plastic caps, 133 tons of carbon dioxide, 122 tons of plastic films. Rejected waste is: 109 thousand tons of water, 1,116 tons of blood of animals, 9.8 thousand tons of contents of the rumen of the animals, 1,348 tons of plastic bottles.
2 years ago

Thai Government using E-commerce to sell Thai products on world market

E-commerce businesses in Thailand have been growing exponentially. In 2015 alone, the industry hauled in 2.2 trillion baht (62 billion USD) and the number is expected to surge year after year.
2 years ago

Design and Performance Testing of an Industrial-Scale Indirect Solar Dryer

In this paper, an indirect solar dryer was developed and tested for drying food. This unit operation is an interesting technique for preservation in agricultural applications. The dryer was designed at industrial scale in order to carry out experiments in real applications and to get concrete results. It operated without additional energy in the passive and active modes, allowing the comparison between the two. The relationship between the solar collector air temperature and the relevant ambience parameters was deduced.
3 years ago

Improving the Performance of Jaggery Making Unit using Solar Energy

Solar drier can be used to supply hot air required for the combustion process to burn the bagasse in more efficient manner. This paper presents analytical calculations done to study the performance improvement of the jaggery making unit using solar collector and solar drier.
2 years ago

Malaysian Agricultural Quality Standards

Consumers have begun to demand the authority to undertake comprehensive actions in controlling and monitoring the food supply system. Consequently, the authorities began to take their leading role to curb the issues of food scandals, which involved the incidences of food poisoning, food contamination, improper production system, and welfare of animals in the livestock sector as well as how the aquaculture industry was operated and how products were produced.
3 years ago

Export Performance of Cashew in India

The main objective of the study is to examine the problems faced by cashew exporters from Tamilnadu and to suggest suitable recommendation for improving the performance of the industry. The central Govt. should adopt certain measure for reducing the major problems and encouraging exporters. Then only the cashew exporters to reach their target in future export of India.
2 years ago

South Korea Work Plan 2017 for Developing Agri-food Industry into High Value-added Future Growth Engine

The MAFRA will identify new growth engine sectors such as seeds, agricultural products, farm equipment and pets, and support them to become high-value-added items, concentrating on policies and practical R&D in response to the future such as the fourth industrial revolution.
2 years ago

CNH Industrial at the forefront of the Internet of Things in Agri-Food

The project will focus on 19 use cases throughout Europe and will seek to provide solutions for five agri-food areas: arable farming, dairy, meat, vegetables and fruits by taking into account their specific requirements and challenges. The IoT technologies will be evaluated, as well as their societal impact to better understand the adoption of such technologies.
2 years ago

Investment Opportunities in Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries in Myanmar

Myanmar is aiming at attracting responsible local and foreign investors, transforming the mostly traditional agricultural economy of today into a productive and sustainable agro-economy. To achieve this goal, increases in agricultural productivity (e.g. better irrigation, better seeds and techniques) and quality (e.g. seed quality, immediate post-harvest processing) are required.
3 years ago

Electricity production potential and Social Benefits from Rice Husk, a case study in Pakistan

Pakistan has been experiencing energy crisis owing to its sole dependence on fossil fuels. Reduction in local fossil fuel reserves has led to an increase in their prices, thereby increasing the cost of electricity. Since the tariff remains the same, Pakistan is over-burdened with circular debts and observes a daily power shortfall of about 12–14 h. Being an Agra-economic country, many major and minor crops are produced and exported in large quantities. This results in a bulk of the agricultural waste which are not utilized.
3 years ago

Philippines PhilMech Commercializes 2 New Rice Technologies

The fluidized bed drying system was built to accommodate large volumes of high-moisture paddy rice for drying during the rainy months, when drying under the sun isn’t possible. The technology allows hot air or gas flow to pass through wet paddy rice for a short duration which results to fluidization on the drying bed, eliminating grain clumping and results to uniform efficient drying.
3 years ago

Job Vacancy: Agribusiness Manager

We export agri commodity from the Southeast Asia and West Africa. The Agribusiness Manager will work to develop successfully our trading unit. The ideal candidate possess 3 to 5 years of experience in similar setting.
2 years ago

South Korean Company To Build Cassava Processing Factory in Kratie Cambodia

SINGSONG Industrial (Cambodia) Co., Ltd., newly established by SINGSONG Industrial Co., Ltd. of the Republic of Korea, is planning to invest in the construction of a cassava processing factory in Kratie northeastern province.
2 years ago

Research and Development Policy for Agri-Food in South Korea

Korean agriculture has been facing many challenges including its sluggish growth opening of market, climate change, and energy and resource shortage problems. Korean government has continually expanded investments in agri-food sector’s R&D to give appropriate solutions to these challenges and hopefully lead to agricultural growth.
3 years ago

Big data breakthrough brings deforestation-free supply chains one step closer

Trase’s powerful new approach draws on vast sets of largely untapped production, trade and customs data, for the first time laying bare the flows of globally traded commodities - such as palm oil, soya, beef and timber that are driving deforestation and other impacts worldwide.
2 years ago

Growth expected in Thai Food Product Exports to CLMV (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam)

For small and medium-sized entrepreneurs looking to export their goods to the neighboring countries, the institute suggested them to begin by experimenting with smaller markets along the borders before penetrating larger ones in major cities.
3 years ago

Potential Benefits of TPPA On Malaysia's Agrofood Sector

Malaysia started the negotiations to participate in the TPPA on October 2010. The Ministry of International Trade and Investment was mandated to coordinate Malaysia's participation in the TPPA negotiations. There are 21 areas of negotiations that include market access in goods, technical barriers to trade, competition, rules of origin, custom cooperation, e-commerce, capacity building and trade remedies.
3 years ago

The Use of Artificial Intelligence in Forest Product Manufacturing: A Lowcost Improvement in Competitiveness

Quality control of wood-based products before they are placed in the market, require a series of costly tests which often include long ageing periods. This often forces manufacturers to maintain a stock of product immobilized for long periods, which in the case of structural wood-based panels can exceed a month.
2 years ago

Organic Farming in Africa has rich potential, but is increasingly underfunded

Organic farming offers an excellent and lucrative export opportunity for Africa, but access to finance is harder to come by than five years ago, an UNCTAD survey has found. An example of the opportunity comes from an East African regional programme, which saw the region's organic exports grow from $4.6 million in 2002/03 to $35 million in 2009/10, according to the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements. The programme led to a common regional organic standard and significantly increased crop yields in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, and the United Republic of Tanzania.
3 years ago

Strategy for Agricultural Transformation in Africa 2016-2025, AfDB

The scale of resources required for transformation is significant: the transformation of a selection of 18 value chains will cost an estimated $315-400bn over 2015-2025. This exceeds by far – the funds available from the public sector; private sector capital is needed, and there are sufficient funds in African capital markets if they can be appropriately mobilized by the public sector.
2 years ago

Thai Commerce Minister attracts Investors to invest in Agricultural sector at the World Economic Forum

Thai Commerce Minister discussed on farmers development and innovative agricultural products at the World Economic Forum (WEF), while international investors have shown interest in the Eastern Economic Corridor.
2 years ago

Utilization of residue from Cassava Starch processing for production of fermentable sugar by enzymatic hydrolysis

Enzymatic hydrolysis of cassava peel is feasible and allows the use of hydrolysate in fermentation processes for the production of various products, such as alcoholic drinks, vinegar, among others.
3 years ago

Bioethanol Quality Improvement of Coffee Fruit Leather

The purpose of this study was to produce and improve the quality of the fruit skin of bioethanol from coffee cellulose. However, to improve the quality of bioethanol, the production of the lignin content in the skin of the coffee fruit should be eliminated or reduced.
2 years ago

Competitiveness of Oil Palm Production Systems in Nigeria: A Policy Analysis Matrix Approach

Nigeria has comparative advantage in palm oil production for export. The net transfer and subsidy ratios were negative, which display poor protectionist policies and overall transfer of resources away from the production systems. In this study, it is concluded that palm oil production in Nigeria is competitive at private and social levels.
2 years ago

APCC Member Ministers Discuss Strengthening Global Coconut Products

The APCC needs to jointly empower coconut farmers, develop a supply chain that provides remunerative prices, and eliminate trade barriers. The discussion with members of the APCC was also aimed at strengthening the agricultural sector that supports coconut becoming a fashionable product in new markets.
3 years ago

Rising demand for Organic Personal Care products to create new market for Cultivators and Producers of Jojoba Oil

The global jojoba oil market is expected to reach USD 254.2 million by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The rising demand for organic personal care products along with formulation development for specific consumer group is expected to create new market avenues for cultivators and producers of jojoba oil.
3 years ago

Singapore is the Net Importer of Fresh Mushrooms and will Maintain its Position until 2020

Mushrooms are high in antioxidants and contain selenium, which is a mineral that is not present in most vegetables. This mineral plays a vital role in liver enzyme function and aids in combating cancer by detoxifying cancer-triggering compounds in the body. It also decreases tumor growth and prevents inflammation.
3 years ago

Opportunities and Challenges in Achieving Food Sovereignity in Indonesia in the Era of ASEAN Economic Community

ASEAN is in the process of creating a single market and production base which allow the free flow of goods, services, investment, skilled labor, and capital across the region. This innitiative indicates a major step toward the greater cooperation and integration among 10 ASEAN member states. Many international agencies claimed that, if ASEAN were one economy, it would be considered as the seventh largest in the world. Furthermore, if the growth trends continue, it could be the fourth largest economy by 2050.
3 years ago

An Overview of Developments and Prospects for E-Commerce Agrifood Products in Malaysia

Application of electronic communications and multimedia (C&M) is gaining popular. It opens new opportunities for businesses, market and supply chain actors as a whole to enhance their operations. Many terms are used in literature to describe activities of Internet Technology between organisations and their environment, including suppliers and customers. Generally, e-business, e-commerce, e-sourcing, e-marketing and e-fulfillment are some of the commercial terms, which have been quoted in the literature.
3 years ago

Laos, the last frontier in the Southeast Asia for Foreign Investment in Agriculture

With the rising cost for agricultural land acquisition in the Southeast Asia, Laos remain the only country in the Asean where Foreign Investors can invest in Agriculture at a cost effective way. Moreover, the Lao Government welcome Foreign Investment and offered incentives to foreign investors such as holiday tax, cheap land rental fees, etc...
3 years ago

Investment Opportunities in the Cold Chain Infrastructure in India

The Ministry of Food Processing Industries is implementing a Central Sector Scheme, namely the Scheme for Infrastructure Development for Food Processing having components of Mega Food Parks, Integrated Cold Chain, Value Addition and Preservation Infrastructure and Modernization of Abattoirs.
3 years ago

Vietnam and Brazil to cooperate in sugarcane, corn, soybean, coffee production and animal feed processing

Vietnam and Brazil have agreed to cooperate with each other in sugarcane, corn and soybean and coffee production, and in animal feed processing during talks between their agricultural ministers in Hanoi on September 16. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong said Vietnam has a developing husbandry industry which needs about 20 million tonnes of animal feed each year.
3 years ago

Sustainable Sourcing of Global Agricultural Raw Materials: Assessing Gaps in Key Impact and Vulnerability Issues and Indicators

Understanding how to source agricultural raw materials sustainably is challenging in today’s globalized food system given the variety of issues to be considered and the multitude of suggested indicators for representing these issues. Furthermore, stakeholders in the global food system both impact these issues and are themselves vulnerable to these issues, an important duality that is often implied but not explicitly described.
3 years ago

Business Opportunity of Islamic Fashion and Halal Industry in Indonesia

Cooperation between small and large enterprises can provide value added for Islamic fashion and halal industries. Then this will create an opportunity for Islamic products to participate in developing Indonesia.
3 years ago

Investment Opportunity in a Castor Oil Plantation and Castor Oil Mill (Cambodia, Southeast Asia, Africa)

Sebacic acid emerged as the leading product segment and accounted for 27.7% of total market volume in 2013. Growth of global nylon industry is expected to remain a key driving factor for this segment. Other applications of sebacic acid include fragrances, antiseptics, painting materials, lubricants and greases. Castor wax is expected to witness the highest growth rate of CAGR of 5.8% from 2014 to 2020. Growth of personal care industry particularly in emerging markets of Asia Pacific and Latin America is expected to drive its demand over the next six years.
3 years ago

India is making available Credit to Food Parks and Food Processing units including Rice Mills

The Government of India has been taking steps to increase flow of credit to Food Processing Industries including Rice Mills. A special fund of Rupees Two Thousand Crore (320 million USD) has been created by NABARD for making available credit to designated Food Parks and the Food Processing units setup therein including Rice Mills. Food Processing has been notified as Agriculture activity for the purpose of priority sector lending for the Food and Agro based processing units / projects subject to aggregate sanctioning limit of Rs. 100 Crore (16 million USD) per borrower.
3 years ago

Invest in the Cassava Processing in Nigeria

The cultivation of the improved cassava varieties by farmers in Nigeria has enhanced the position of Nigeria as the world-leading producer of cassava with production output of 45 million MT of fresh cassava root in 2014. However due to the lack of modern logistic, infrastructure and technology only about 30% of fresh cassava root are processed into finished products which are mainly cassava flour and cassava starch. Therefore, we oversee an opportunity for foreign investment in the cassava industry in Nigeria.
4 months ago

Sustainability Issues and Opportunities in the Sugar and Sugar-Bioproduct Industries

The cogeneration of bioelectricity from bagasse and leaf residues is being increasingly manufactured in more countries and, due to the high carbon content of bagasse and leaves, can also be converted into value-added products such as biochar.
2 years ago

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