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How Aceh's Farmers Recovered from the Tsunami

For most developing countries the agriculture sector is central as a major employer and generator of export earnings and GDP. Reform-minded governments want to improve agriculture productivity and link into global food chains, but they face competition from other sectors or trade competitors. How to make that trade-off?

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Viet Nam shows how to integrate an agricultural value chain(3min)-- In 2010, Viet Nam launched a public–private partnership project called the Partnership for Sustainable Agriculture, which drew interest from big companies. The partnership successfully established training programs for farmers, which increased their productivity and income, and improved both crop quality and yield.

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  • Knowledge Intensive Agriculture: The New Disruptor in World Food? 

    Teng, Paul (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2017-06-23)
    New digital media are fast becoming available to convey new technology and new knowledge to farmers. Agricultural technology (“agtech”) and new financing modalities (“fintech”) have great potential to meet the needs for increasing agricultural production ...
  • Boosting Agriculture in the Lower Mekong 

    Stillman, Grant B.; Rillo, Aladdin D. (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2015-06-30)
    Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, and Viet Nam share many agrarian similarities, macroeconomic constraints, and development challenges. But they also have the opportunity now to harness the potential of their economies by introducing ...