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Americas: Purdue crop storage bag commercializes

The Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS) bag that is designed to prevent insect-caused post-harvest losses for farmers in developing countries, is now commercially available...

Asia Pacific: Detecting trace amounts of pesticide in less than two...

Food scientists from the National University of Singapore developed a rapid and highly sensitive screening technique capable of detecting minute amounts of pyrethroids in...

World: Mondelēz International employees impart business skills to farmers

More than 12,000 employees volunteered nearly 40,000 hours across 70 countries during Mondelēz International's annual Global Volunteer Month campaign in October 2015. Among the volunteers,...

Americas: US partners get US$5.8M funding to grow potatoes in Asia

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded Michigan State University (MSU) a US$5.8 million cooperative agreement to improve potato production in Bangladesh...

Americas: USDA offers US$30M in grants to food businesses, entrepreneurs

The USDA is making US$30 million available to farmers, ranchers and food entrepreneurs to develop new product lines through the Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG)...

Asia Pacific: Train farmers, raise the standard in China’s dairy industry,...

GEA Group has in November 2014 joined Nestlé’s newly inaugurated Dairy Farming Institute (DFI) in Shuangcheng in Northeast China (Heilongjiang Province) as designated partner...

Asia Pacific: Fonterra, Abbot to create dairy farm hub in China

Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd and Abbott have signed an agreement to develop a proposed dairy farm hub in China. The alliance, which is subject to...

Asia Pacific: China’s Huaxia Dairy Farm receives US$106M in latest round...

Milk producer in China, Huaxia Dairy Farm Limited, said on July 2, 2014, that an investor group led by GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund,...

Asia Pacific: A2C launches a2 Platinum infant formula in China

A2 Corporation (A2C) and its China distributor partner China State Farm Holding Shanghai Company (CSF) launched the a2 Platinum infant formula in Beijing’s Great...