Mainstreaming new farming technology to increase the production of rice and other food items is the focus of the Philippine Rice Research Institute’s (PhilRice) Strategic Plan 2023-2028, according to President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.
Expressing serious concern, Dr Sardara Singh Johl, ex-chancellor, Central University, Punjab, appealed to Punjabis irrespective of the political affiliations to deal with the serious issues Punjab is now facing.
A recent report highlights a significant surge in rice prices in Nigeria as the nation grapples with a declining local production. The study indicates a steady increase in rice consumption, surpassing the capacity of local supply and resulting in an annual supply gap of approximately two million metric tonnes.
The government on Wednesday said it has permitted exports of 10,34,800 tonnes of non-basmati white rice to seven countries, including Nepal, Cameroon and Malaysia. The export is permitted through National Cooperative Exports Limited (NCEL), the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said in a notification.
Falling yield: A farmer plants rice seedlings on Oct. 10, 2023 at her paddy field in Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara. The Agriculture Ministry has projected a declining trend in rice production for the fourth quarter, from 2.34 million tonnes in September to 2.2 million tonnes in October, 1.65 million tonnes in November and 1.37 million tonnes in December. (Antara/Ahmad Subaidi)
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Malaysia's government on Monday reassured the country there is sufficient rice in the market and urged people not to hoard locally produced rice after recent panic-buying led to empty shelves in supermarkets and grocery stores nationwide.