HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
ASEAN endorses major initiatives to boost regional rice production

ice Knowledge Bank for ASEAN rice farmers, and the establishment of rice camps at IRRI to educate the young people of ASEAN on the importance of rice farming and rice research.

Full details of the joint press statement of the 28th AMAF meeting can be viewed at www.aseansec.org/18812.htm. AMAF includes two of the worlds biggest rice exporters, Thailand and Vietnam, which in 2003-05 produced 160.7 million tons of rice out of a world total of 601.4 million tons.

To have ASEAN member countries endorse these very important activities at the ministerial level is obviously a crucial step forward, and we are very grateful for such high-level political support, Dr. Robert S. Zeigler, IRRIs director general, said. With major Asian rice producers such as Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Myanmar now officially part of these activities, we hope to reach out to other countries in Asia especially China and India for their support also.

Dr. Zeigler said having all the ASEAN nations supporting the Rice Knowledge Bank makes it one of the most important tools for Asian agriculture now available on the Internet. ASEAN is also now a world leader in the development of environmental indicators for agriculture, as this level of ministerial support has not been achieved anywhere else.


'"/>

Contact: Duncan Macintosh
d.macintosh@cgiar.org
632-580-5673
International Rice Research Institute
28-Nov-2006


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Scientific group endorses radical plan to save rainforests
2. deCODE discovers cause of major subtype of glaucoma
3. Call for EU to launch major project to map out all our proteins
4. Increase in creeping vines signals major shift in southern US forests
5. UT and Atom Sciences Collaborate on NIH grant to develop test for major african disease
6. VIB scientist receives major research grant
7. U-M, Israeli scientists report major advance in search for genes associated with colon cancer
8. University of Arizona launches major scientific research initiative at Biosphere 2
9. University of Washington researchers play leading role in major study of human genome function
10. New treatments have major impact on heart failure rates
11. BCM, Rice make major advance in structural biology

Post Your Comments:
(Date:8/28/2014)... handful of bacterial culprits that may drive inflammatory bowel ... using patients, own intestinal immune responses as a guide. ... journal Cell . , Trillions of bacteria exist ... role in the development and progression of IBD. Yet ... species affect a person,s susceptibility to IBD and its ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... and his collaborators have developed an online analytic tool ... re-engineering cells for biomedical investigation. CellNet is a free-use ... stem cell engineering. Details of CellNet and its application ... papers in the journal Cell . , "This ... all types of cell-based investigations and can potentially offer ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... 28, 2014  Privacy Advocate and Senior Staff Attorney ... , joins the lineup of biometric and mobile commerce ... UnPlugged Executive Summit in Tampa, Florida ... announced speakers include Steven Rahman, Director, Technology and Strategy at ... Experian. The theme of this year,s event is Mobility ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Yale study identifies possible bacterial drivers of IBD 2New tool aids stem cell engineering for medical research 2Biometrics UnPlugged Welcomes the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Jennifer Lynch to the Mobility at the Crossroads of Commerce and Privacy Summit 2
(Date:8/27/2014)... City, Utah (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 ... that will expand its current Salt Lake City manufacturing ... underway outside of Utah to ultimately create 1,000 new ... 20 years. , “Utah is home to hardworking ... whom can be credited with Varian’s success in the ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Aug. 27, 2014 Rhythm, a biopharmaceutical company ... deficiencies that result in metabolic disorders, announced today that ... with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating ... its common stock. The number of shares to be ... not yet been determined. Citigroup and Cowen ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that a ... its catalogue: Global Biodegradable Packaging ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p02316661/Global-Biodegradable-Packaging-Materials-Market-2014-2018.html About Biodegradable Packaging ... readily decomposed by the action of microorganisms. ... in terms of raw materials, production technology, ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... mysteries is how plants survive impact by the ... rays, while using this energy for photosynthesis. The ... plant,s blades quickly dissipate the energy throughout the ... at DTU Physics have now managed to successfully ... bacteria contain light-absorbing proteins which play a role ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Varian Medical Systems Groundbreaking on Facility Expansion Triggers Influx of New Jobs to Salt Lake 2Varian Medical Systems Groundbreaking on Facility Expansion Triggers Influx of New Jobs to Salt Lake 3Rhythm Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering 2Global Biodegradable Packaging Materials Market 2014-2018 2Global Biodegradable Packaging Materials Market 2014-2018 3Global Biodegradable Packaging Materials Market 2014-2018 4Global Biodegradable Packaging Materials Market 2014-2018 5Global Biodegradable Packaging Materials Market 2014-2018 6Global Biodegradable Packaging Materials Market 2014-2018 7DTU researchers film protein quake for the first time 2
Cached News: