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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns resigned after nearly three years in office on Thursday, clearing the way to run for the U.S. Senate in Nebraska, where he was a popular two-term governor.
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) is working towards transforming agriculture into a glamorous field so that graduates with agriculture degrees are recognised as professionals just like doctors and lawyers.
KUCHING: Sarawak will encourage more private sector investment in agriculture as part of efforts to achieve its target of becoming a net food exporter by 2030.
ISKANDAR PUTERI: Youths in Johor should venture into the agriculture sector as this is a lucrative form of business, said Johor Health, Environment and Agriculture Committee chairman Dr Sahruddin Jamal.
KUCHING: Sarawak wants to harness the potential of its agriculture resources so that the state can become a net exporter of produce and products that meet the needs of the domestic and global markets.
KUALA LUMPUR: The outlook for the agriculture sector in 2016 is positive and promising, with rising demands for local and export market, especially for the agro-food sector.
KLUANG: Johor government is aiming to expand agriculture and food production in the state and turning it into a major industry in the next five years.
THERE is a need to change the perception that agriculture-related jobs are third class professions, said the Perak Agriculture Graduates Asso-ciation chairman Nasir Ismail.
Last week's meeting on agriculture was supposed to advance the World Trade Organisation's progress towards a July framework agreement. But there was a setback, with key countries further apart than they seemed to be just two weeks ago. This may also sour the mood for negotiations on other issues.
Sarawak's efforts to modernise the agriculture sector require appropriate training for its workers, said Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud.