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World 06 May 2019 | 6:08 PM

As elections loom, South Africans call for faster land reform

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Surrounded by a crop of wilting sugar beans, Georginah Sidumo rubs red dust off a folder of documents she says are the only proof her farmers' cooperative has the right to work on the land it controls.

World 17 Jan 2019 | 10:50 PM

Supermodel Bundchen responds to Brazil's farm minister in Amazon spat

BRASILIA (Reuters) - A high-profile dispute between supermodel Gisele Bundchen and Brazil's agriculture minister over deforestation escalated this week, coming as activists worry about new President Jair Bolsonaro's environmental policies.

World 17 Jan 2019 | 4:49 AM

Supermodel Gisele fires back at criticism from Brazil farm minister

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen on Wednesday rejected critiques by the country's farm minister that questioned her knowledge about Brazil's conservation efforts.

Nation 10 Sep 2017 | 12:00 AM

Riding the wave of change

From taking the plunge into padi fields to immersing in big data, Deputy Education Minister Datuk Chong Sin Woon advises young people to brave the ‘new normal’.

Nation 11 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

Mission to empower people

EVERY Saturday night, Bentong town comes alive – thanks to a well-planned effort to bring tourists to this more than a century-old town, located just about 80km from Kuala Lumpur.

Nation 05 Jun 2016 | 12:00 AM

Farming without pesticides

GEORGE TOWN: Food production has one of the biggest effects on the environment, and the Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (Panap) is starting a “multiversity” to mark World Environment Day today and to show farmers how to avoid using pesticides.

Nation 18 Apr 2016 | 12:00 AM

Drought and lack of manpower driving up fruit prices

KUALA LUMPUR: Drought and an acute manpower shortage are driving up prices of local fruit but the worst is yet to come, warns the Malaysian Fruit Farmers Association.

Nation 03 Mar 2016 | 12:00 AM

Get involved in urban farming, MCA Youth chief urges city folk

KUALA LUMPUR: City dwellers, who are grappling with the high cost of living and pollution, have been urged to explore urban farming to supplement their incomes while helping to green up the city.