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Agriculture to go hi-tech

SERDANG: There are plans to make farming go hi-tech with information and communications technology (ICT) to attract the young to agriculture, said Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Minister Datuk Seri Noh Omar.

Tech-savvy farmers bring hope to Japan’s shrinking agriculture sector

YAMAMOTO-CHO: A new breed of younger, business and tech-savvy farmers are transforming Japan’s shrinking agriculture sector with cutting edge techniques and marketing strategies, giving new hope to an industry in slow decline.

Agriculture firms to lose contracts if they break the rules

KLUANG: Agriculture companies which do not adhere to farming regulations around the Sembrong Dam will face tough action, including having their concession agreement terminated.

A drop in global investments in agriculture startups

GLOBAL investments in agriculture technology startups fell 30% in 2016 as investor interest in companies offering drones and satellite-guided farm machines cooled following the biggest capital inflow ever a year earlier, according to a study released last week.

Agriculture to get US$450bil fund

Beijing: The Agricultural Development Bank of China, one of the country’s main policy lenders, agreed to loan at least US$450bil (RM1.8 trillion) by 2020 for the modernisation of China’s agriculture industry, state media announced.

Sabah Agriculture and Food Industries Ministry to crack down on overspending

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Agriculture and Food Industries Minister wants to clamp down on excessive spending for the Sabah Farmers, Breeders and Fishermen Day (HPPNS) annual celebrations.

Vietnam’s agriculture, manufacturing help drive GDP growth

HANOI: Vietnam’s economy posted its strongest first quarter growth in 10 years, expanding 7.38% annually in January-March and backed by strong growth in manufacturing and agriculture, the country’s statistics office said.

Agriculture Department takes measures to rectify weaknesses identified in report

KUCHING: The Sarawak Agriculture Department has taken the necessary measures to rectify some of the weaknesses identified in the Auditor-General’s Report 2012.

A boost for agriculture

Agriculture Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin talks about his vision and plan of action for the sector which has often taken the back seat during the process of industrialisation.

Does revitalising agriculture as a growth engine defy logic?

Quah Boon Huat argues that although agriculture'sshare of the GDP is small and declining, thatdoesn't mean we should allow the decline tocontinue.