agriculture

Shaping A Sustainable Future For People And Planet

Research conducted in Vietnam indicates that supporting sustainable food production and consumption practices can help pave the way for improving both human and environmental health.

A Weather Website For Laotian Farmers

Partnering with the Laotian government, researchers have developed a weather website that helps farmers adapt to climate change and fight food insecurity.

Brace For The Drier Spells

Longer and intense droughts are predicted to be more prevalent in Southeast Asia

Designing A Menu For The Future

Technological advances and design thinking approaches offered food for thought at TechInnovation 2021 as experts discussed the future of Asia’s agricultural sector.
genetic engineering, insecticide resistance, pesticide use

Returning Power To Insecticides

By replacing insecticide-resistant genes in fruit flies with susceptible forms, an India-US research team is devising ways to lower insecticide use in farms.
crop production loss, ozone pollution

Ozone Pollution Threatens Asia’s Food Security

Ozone pollution has been linked with about US$63 billion in annual crop production losses, slashing wheat, rice and maize yield in East Asia.
Chee Zhi Kin, food sustainability

Sprouting Food Sustainability In Urban Farms (VIDEO)

Thanks to City Sprouts’ urban farming initiatives, Singapore’s food sustainability movement is growing from the ground up, says co-founder Chee Zhi Kin.

Asian Scientist Magazine’s June 2021 Roundup

Across Asia, scientists are uncovering the paths walked by ancient animals and looking for new ways to tackle dengue and climate change.

Keeping Farming Afloat With Floating Gardens

Adopting Bangladesh's floating gardens could reduce food insecurity in parts of the world prone to flooding because of climate change.

How Native Rice Varieties Can Help Fight Climate Change

A previously overlooked local rice variety in Vietnam could be used to help breed more climate-resilient crops, find scientists.