Soaring rice prices sow hope and trouble for indebted Thai farmers
Thailand's centuries-old rice cultivation system is under severe stress from climate change, unsustainable farm debts and a lack of innovation, reports say.
Drought dents Sri Lanka's economic hopes, farmers' livelihood
The island's economy was crushed by its worst financial crisis in over seven decades, caused by a severe shortage of foreign exchange reserves that triggered widespread unrest and ousted its former president.
India likely to receive below-average monsoon rains in August
The monsoon, vital for India's US$3 trillion economy, delivers nearly 70% of the rain needed to water its farms and refill reservoirs and aquifers.
Philippines writes off US$1 billion in farmer debt to boost food production
Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos says 'putting it under the government's tab is the right thing to do'.
Pro-PH activist calls for Felda-style white paper on agriculture
Mazlan Aliman says millions of farmers will be affected if issues concerning food security are not addressed.
China's wheat growers face 'disaster' after heavy rain batters crop
About one-third of China's wheat is grown in Henan province, earning it the nickname the granary of China.
In clean sweep, Mat Sabu appoints PH men to head agro-linked agencies
The appointments have been approved by Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim.
India's heatwaves putting economy, development goals at risk, study shows
Extreme heat has caused more than 24,000 deaths since 1992 and has also driven up air pollution and accelerated glacial melt in northern India, scholars say.
India to get heatwaves this year after hottest February on record
A heatwave for the second straight year could dent production of wheat, rapeseed and chickpeas, and complicate governments efforts to bring down food inflation.
186,000 foreign workers needed in agricultural sector, says deputy minister
A total of 3,000 foreign workers have been registered so far through the Labour Recalibration Programme 2.0 to fill the vacancies in the sector.
RM111.95 million flood losses recorded in agriculture, agrofood sectors
Agriculture and Food Security Minister Mohamad Sabu says the country's food supply is nevertheless still intact.
China's scorching southwest extends power curbs as drought, heatwave linger
The drought has already 'severely affected' mid-season rice and summer corn in some southern regions, the ministry of agriculture says.