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World 23 Feb 2015 | 10:05 PM

Floods, storms and heat projected to cost SE Asia $34 billion per year

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Falling crop yields, damage to infrastructure and heat-related illnesses brought on by climate change could cost the four Southeast Asian countries of the lower Mekong River basin $34 billion per year, researchers say.

World 11 Jun 2015 | 11:45 PM

Turkish lira firms after Erdogan calls for swift formation of government

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The Turkish lira firmed against the dollar and bond yields fell on Thursday as President Tayyip Erdogan's call for the swift formation of a new government helped ease concerns of political turmoil after an inconclusive election.

World 21 Sep 2015 | 5:45 PM

No market cheer after leftist Syriza wins Greek vote

ATHENS/LONDON (Reuters) - Greek equities lost ground on Monday after Syriza's election victory and yields on government paper edged higher as attention turned to the formation of a new cabinet and implementation of the country's third bailout.

Nation 30 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

Rais: Higher farm yield with wireless technology

PUTRAJAYA: Agricultural producers can enjoy higher yields through the use of a wireless sensor network (WSN).

Nation 13 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

A world first in oil palm technology

KUALA LUMPUR: Oil palm yields can be increased through a paradigm shift in biotechnology breakthroughs, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

World 12 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM

ANALYSIS - U.N. talks seek links in food, climate crises

BONN (Reuters) - A new focus on the impact of farming on climate change could both curb carbon emissions and prod efforts to boost yields and rural incomes in developing countries, delegates told a U.N. climate conference.

Nation 09 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Plant Mawa and Matag for more coconuts

Small-scale coconut planters have been urged to switch from planting the I>Malayan Tall /I>coconut saplings to the I>Matag/Iand I>Mawa/Ivarieties for better yields and higher returns, said I>Malaysia Nanban/I>.

Community 06 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

More using worm fertiliser for potency and cost effectiveness

Worm farming in fertiliser projects to boost agricultural yields is being pioneered in the East Coast Economic Region by the Pahang Farmers Organisation Authority with 1,000 farmers from the Kuantan Farmers Association being involved in a project.

Nation 19 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Country’s padi harvest rises by 50%

Padi farmers in the country are enjoying a bumper harvest this season with yields increasing by about 50%, bringing them a step closer to the country's target of producing 10 metric tonnes for every hectare.

Community 30 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Pahang Tengku Mahkota urges Federal government to help out

The Federal Government has been urged to carry out an in-depth study on ways to enable padi farmers in Pahang achieve higher yields.