Agri-Food Industry Contributes Over US$717 Billion To Southeast Asian Economy

Southeast Asia’s agri-food remains critical to the region’s economy and plays a pivotal role in its future economic development, having demonstrated its resilience in challenging circumstances in 2020. The sector can be a key driver of the region’s economic recovery, but supply and demand risks, fiscal policy risks and a…

Asia Land Forum 2020: Covid-19 A Wake-Up Call For Our Food Systems

At the 2020 Asia Land Forum, members of the International Land Coalition Asia (ILC Asia) voiced out the struggles of smallholder farmers, indigenous communities, and women farmers among others, in mitigating the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Forum, which is organised virtually by ILC Asia from October 6 to…

SMART And MIT Develop Nanosensors For Real-Time Plant Health Monitoring

Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT’s research enterprise in Singapore, and Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory (TLL) have developed a way to study and track the internal communication of living plants using carbon nanotube sensors that can be embedded in plant leaves.…

NEC And Kagome To Provide AI-enabled Services That Improve Tomato Yields

NEC Corporation has announced the conclusion of a strategic partnership agreement with Kagome Co., Ltd. to launch agricultural management support services utilising artificial intelligence (AI) for leading tomato processing companies. The new service capitalises on NEC's AI-enabled agricultural ICT platform, CropScope, to visualise tomato growth and soil conditions based on…
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