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AseanPlus News 23 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Shanghai centre develops new hybrid rice

A SHANGHAI research centre has developed the world#8217;s first hybrid rice capable of producing high yields in dry areas.

World 09 May 2008 | 12:00 AM

Arab bank to help Africa fight food crisis

MAPUTO (Reuters) The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) said on Friday it will provide African farmers with financial assistance to help boost yields as the continent reels from rising global food prices.

AseanPlus News 10 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Hybrid rice to be widely planted, says pioneer

YUAN Longping, the Father of Hybrid Rice, predicts his latest super-strain with higher yields will be widely planted by 2006.

Community 25 Sep 2008 | 12:00 AM

Boost for hill-padi farmers in Sabah, Sarawak

Hill-padi farmers in Sabah and Sarawak will be given special incentives to increase their yields, Deputy Agriculture and Agrobased Industry Minister Datuk Rohani Abdul Karim said.

Nation 11 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

New variety of padi introduced

A padi variety that can better withstand diseases and provide higher yields has been introduced to farmers after 12 years of research by Mardi.

AseanPlus News 02 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

Where money grows on trees

AN ANCIENT Chinese legend has it that a kind of tree, when shaken, yields leaves that turn into money on the ground.

AseanPlus News 18 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

End to food stall profiteering

Investors who paid top dollar to take over hawker stalls in the hope of chasing high yields could be regretting that decision soon.

Community 18 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Five-year deal for bespoke watch straps from Italian shoemaker

SWISS watchmaking company IWC Schaffhausen and Italian luxury shoe manufacturer Santoni have signed a five-year partnership, which yields a selection of watch straps manufactured by hand exclusively for IWC.

World 15 Oct 2013 | 8:05 PM

Wood fires and diesel cars pose pollution threat - EU watchdog

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Air pollution is dangerously high across many parts of Europe, resulting in premature deaths, ill health and huge economic losses linked to reduced crop yields, Europe's environmental watchdog said on Tuesday.

Environment 09 Dec 2013 | 12:00 AM

Climate-smart farming

Rice grows best when the daily temperature is between 24°C and 35°C. Any higher, yields will plunge.