Deadly heatwaves threaten economies too
Heatwaves rack up economic costs as well, but they are harder to quantify than damage from a storm or flood, and more difficult to insure.
Sarawak farmers struggle to turn out a crop amid surging production costs
The main problem is the spike in the price of fertiliser, although costs have risen across the board.
As padi production shrinks in Sarawak, food security fears rise
Sarawak is already heavily dependent on imported rice, and more and more farmers are giving up on padi cultivation.
The rooftop vegetable farm in Damansara’s concrete jungle
Emil and his partner Tony Yong hope to expand the Fresh Growcer initiative from an urban vegetable patch to an eco-tourism centre where people can come and learn about sustainable farming.
India to repeal agricultural reform laws after huge protests
Thousands of farmers had been camped out on the borders of the capital New Delhi since November 2020 in one of the biggest challenges to Modi's government.
World food prices hit 10-year high
The Food and Agricultural Organization's food price index, which tracks changes in the international prices of a basket of food commodities, rose 3% over the month to 133.2 points.
Failure to develop padi industry, land policy ‘bias’ behind Malaysia’s food security concerns
Experts say obstacles remain to achieving self-sufficiency, caused in part by a lack of downstream activities and a heightened focus on industrial crops.
World food prices hit 10-year peak, says UN agency
The Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organization projects a record global cereal production in 2021, but says this will be outpaced by forecast consumption.
RNA breakthrough inspires high-yield, drought-tolerant rice crops
One significant advantage of increased crop yields is to reduce the need for forests to be cleared for food production.
Govt to consider rehiring foreign workers for certain sectors
Human Resources Minister M Saravanan says locals are not keen on working in the plantation, agriculture, manufacturing and construction sectors.
Lab-grown meat to go on sale in Singapore in world first
The meat is created from animal cells and produced in bioreactors.