Jonathan Eze examines the positive impact the commissioning of the WACOT Rice Mill in Kebbi would have on food sufficiency. The recent commissioning of the WACOT Rice Mill in Argungu, Kebbi State is undoubtedly a major boost to the federal government’s determination supported by the private sector to ensure that enough rice is produced in Nigeria to meet the needs of the country. The WACOT Rice Mill, which is currently the largest in the West African sub-region, has the capacity to… Read more.
BANGKOK -- By sharing its Sufficiency Economy Philosophy as a model, Thailand is helping other developing nations achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stated. Of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, the final goal -revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development - may be the most compelling of all. Because the only way we can build a better world is by working together. So many of the… Read more.
Governor Samuel Ortom, on Friday, received a delegation from Thailand, where some Benue youths are undergoing training in modern ways of rice production and processing. The Thailand delegation visited Ortom, at the Governor’s lodge, Abuja, in company of two of the trainees on exchange programme in the foreign country, to present the report of the course to the Governor. Governor Ortom appreciated the academic programme and said it would add value to the agricultural development of Benue… Read more.
Rising demand for Thai organic goods in both local and export markets has prompted the government to pursue a range of initiatives aimed at encouraging organic farming practices. New support scheme The state is launching a new programme to promote organic agriculture by encouraging a reduction in the amount of new rice planting, and a shift from commercial varieties to organic strains, Chutima Bunyapraphasara, deputy minister for agriculture and cooperatives, told media in early May. One aim… Read more.
To share lessons from significant progress in Thailand’s work to eliminate hunger and undernutrition in its country, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Mahidol University recently conducted the South-South Learning Workshop to Accelerate Progress to End Hunger and Nutrition for a range of stakeholders from Africa and Asia, in Bangkok, Thailand. The event was developed in partnership with Compact2025, the Food Security Portal project, and with… Read more.
A number of students of Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Faculty of Pharmacy UGM have developed a herbal formula to cure wounds usually suffered by people with diabetes. The formula uses coffee extract. It was Diana Octavirena Antaresty, Fakhri Husain, Maulana Supama Putra, Siti Hartinah and Giovani Oka Putra Caesar that developed the gel to cure diabetes wounds that are infected by bacteria. The medication is called as Roco Gel. Team chairman, Diana, said the active substances in robusta… Read more.
[BANGKOK] An emerging viral disease observed in both wild and farmed tilapia could impact global food security and nutrition if biosafety measures are not introduced, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and other organisations have warned. The warning appeared in a special alert issued by FAO (May 26). Tilapia lake virus (TiLV) was first detected in Israel in 2009, but was only confirmed as a new disease in 2014. Cases have since been… Read more.
Researchers in biomedical sector are racing against time to find solutions for clinical problems. Different from research in medical science which is an applied science, basic biological science plays an important role to strengthen the foundation of biomedical research. The research that uses a traditional approach takes even more than 17 years to be used directly by patients with certain diseases. On the other hand, by using new methods development, the discovery of medicines and treatment… Read more.
Faculty of Animal Sciences UGM is currently making the blueprint of livestock products sovereignty. This was said by Dean of Faculty of Animal Sciences, Prof. Dr. Ir. Ali Agus, DAA., DEA., on Wednesday (7/6) at the Faculty. The blueprint is a form of concrete contribution by the University in welcoming 100 years of independence of Republic of Indonesia in 2045. Ali Agus said Faculty of Animal Sciences UGM is ready to contribute to realizing food sovereignty through the provision of animal… Read more.
UGM students develop a livestock-based social investment application namely Bantuternak. It is a platform which brings together investors and cattle breeders. The startup built by Ray Rezky Ananda (Faculty of Animal Sciences), Hanifah Nisrina (Faculty of Veterinary Sciences), as well as Ayub and Fata (Faculty of Engineering) through Innovative Academy 3 UGM is developed to help the farmers obtain funds. This business development started from their concern on the condition of breeders in… Read more.