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Thailand ceases licensing agricultural chemicals

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Thailand ceases licensing agricultural chemicals

Thailand’s Deputy Agriculture Minister Mananya Thaiseth on August 9 ordered the Department of Agriculture to put the brakes on licence extensions for hazardous farm chemicals, and vowed to ban three substances by the end of this year.

Ca Mau expands use of advanced farming techniques

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Ca Mau expands use of advanced farming techniques

The Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau has developed more clean farming models for shrimp and rice that meet Vietnamese good agricultural practices (VietGAP) standards and organic standards to meet the rising demand for them, especially in export markets.

Philippines expands pork import ban

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Philippines expands pork import ban

The Philippines has expanded the temporary ban on the importation, distribution and sale of pork meat products from 16 to 20 countries and regions affected by the African swine fever (ASF) virus.