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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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  • Recommendations toward Successful Agribusiness Venture Arrangement 

    Pantoja, Blanquita R.; Alvarez, Joanne V.; Sanchez, Flordeliza A. (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2019-05-15)
    This study assesses the implementation of selected agribusiness venture arrangements (AVAs) and identifies the prerequisites needed to ensure that the adoption of AVAs will improve farm income and productivity, thereby enhancing sustainability of the ...
  • Food Insecurity in Asia: Why Institutions Matter 

    Zhou, Zhang-Yue; Wan, Guanghua (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2017-06-30)
    Achieving food security is of utter importance in any nation. However, food insecurity still exists in many developing countries, with Asia home to almost 65% of the world’s undernourished. This calls for urgent action. Studies that examine differences ...