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High-tech, niche ideas for agribusiness

For most developing countries the agriculture sector is central as a major employer and generator of export earnings and GDP. Watch how new technologies and practices are being applied to solve old problems of increasing farm productivity: niche crops, seed improvement, contract farming for ethical producers, food safety, agri-drones and satellite sensing.

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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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  • Price Distortions in Indian Agriculture 

    Saini, Shweta; Gulati, Ashok (Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, 2017-06-15)
    The current study is about estimating the extent to which domestic prices of major Indian agriculture commodities deviate from their corresponding free trade reference prices. The free trade reference prices are the estimated export-parity reference ...
  • 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 ...