Tag Archives | Japan

Japan Donation Boosts Zimbabwe Food Security

Zimbabwe will depend heavily on food aid and food assistance from the World Food Programme in coming months. 1 out of 5 people living in rural areas will experience food shortages between January and March of next year. Japan’s contributions are especially significant, but more resources are needed to reach vulnerable families. http://www.thezimbabwean.co.uk/news/zimbabwe/62636/japan-donation-boosts-zimbabwe-food.html

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Facilities for Mindanao Farmers Built by Japanese NGO Completed

A Japanese NGO turned over postharvest loss facilities in the southern part of the Philippines, worth around $400,000 USD, which were constructed using Japanese government funds for the “Construction of Small-Scale Agriculture Facilities for Climate Change Adaptation” project. At least 9 other facilities have been constructed for crops such as rice, corn, and cassava. http://businessmirror.com.ph/index.php/business/agri-commodities/2499-facilities-for-mindanao-farmers-built-by-japanese-ngo-completed

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Farmers in Fukushima Count the Cost

Radiation from the Tokyo Electric Power Company has destroyed Fukushima farmers’ crops – an area that is the fourth largest producer of rice in Japan. Although the company has paid out around 90 billion yen to agricultural organizations, farmers are still angry with the government for leaving them to deal with the losses and after-effects […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Managing Deoxynivalenol (DON) Contamination in Fusarium Head Blight Affected Wheat

This article provides on overview of the different results of two papers dealing with wheat contamination, as well as their suggested solutions and practices. Two papers addressing deoxynivalenol contamination in Fusarium head blight affected wheat were covered, the report from Ohio having been recently published and the other from Japan (PDF) published in 2010. blog.plantwise.org/2011/12/05/managing-deoxynivalenol-don-contamination-in-fusarium-head-blight-affected-wheat/ […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }