India: Major farm reforms to power overall recovery

The Indian government believes agriculture might be the sector to lead the economy out of the COVID-19 crisis. The Finance Ministry has pointed to some encouraging signs from the past month, as demand for farm equipment grew in April and millions of migrant labourers...

Singapore: Growing interest in plant-based meat

At a time when the COVID-19 crisis has battered the food and beverage industry, plant-based businesses, which were already growing pre-pandemic, are thriving. A report published by the World Economic Forum and Reuters last month said suppliers are seeing surging...

ASEAN study: COVID-19 cuts region’s agriculture output

A report by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) noted that the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to reduce the volume of agriculture output in the Southeast Asian region by 3.11 percent. The study said that the loss...