Kirin Holdings launches new initiative to support coffee plantations in Vietnam

JAPAN – Japanese beverage firm, Kirin Holdings, has launched a new initiative in Vietnam to support coffee plantations in the country to gain the Rainforest Alliance Certification. The Rainforest Alliance Certification is an international certification system that allows plantations to monitor their agricultural activities for more sustainability by promoting environmental protection, affordable social equity and maintaining economic competitiveness. Kirin Holdings said that the initiative in Vietnam is part of its commitment to farmers in areas of production to increase sustainability and to allow for the stable use of quality materials…

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IRRI and Sri Lanka in joint research partnership to boost rice sector

ASIA – The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has announces a joint partnership with the government of Sri Lanka to enhance research and investments in the country’s rice sector. The two will collaboratively work on a plan that entails development projects while enabling Sri Lanka achieve its rice self-sufficiency goals. The programme will focus on developing high-yielding and climate resilient rice varieties with multiple tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses, genomics-based breeding technologies, nutritious and value-added rice, capacity building and mechanization. It will also play a critical role in promoting…

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