Fujitsu and Phytocontrol to collaborate on offering food contaminant analysis service via Fujitsu Computing as a Service (CaaS)

TOKYO, Sep 16, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via – Fujitsu today announced the start of a strategic collaboration with Phytocontrol Group (hereinafter Phytocontrol)(1), French leader in contaminant analysis for environmental and food safety. In August, the two companies signed a memorandum of understanding, and as part of this cooperation Fujitsu and Phytocontrol will develop […]

IMF to expand emergency aid for nations to deal with food shocks

International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva speaks during the G20 Finance Ministers Meeting in Nusa Dua on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on July 15, 2022. (SONNY TUMBELAKA / POOL / AFP) WASHINGTON – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday confirmed that it is moving toward expanding emergency financing for countries hit by […]

The Growhub Innovations Company Announces Joint Project with Koufuku Group to Explore Asean Market Penetration

SINGAPORE, Sep 3, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – The GrowHub Innovations Company (“The GrowHub”), Asia Pacific’s only Web3-enabled plug-and-play ecosystem builder for food traceability and carbon credits, and KOUFUKU GROUP, a Japanese food company with over 50 years of history, have signed an MoU partnership for a joint project on market penetration using […]

Fears of more food supply disruptions and price hikes as heatwaves hit grain producers

SINGAPORE – Bouts of extreme and erratic weather now occurring across the world are stoking fears of yet another round of food supply disruptions and commodity price hikes that would inevitably affect Singapore. Currently, large swathes of China and Europe are suffering heatwaves with the high temperatures drying up rivers and causing sporadic wildfires. The […]

Almost 1m people at risk of food insecurity in northern Mozambique

Internally displaced persons await in line during a United Nations World Food Program's distribution at the "3 de fevereiro escola" school in Matuge district, northern Mozambique, on Feb 24, 2021. (ALFREDO ZUNIGA / AFP) MAPUTO – Mozambique's food security authorities warned Monday that at least 900,000 people could be facing food insecurity in the country's […]

Taiwan Rides on Post-Pandemic Wave with Taiwan Food World GO Project, Boosting Market Growth in SEA Market

SINGAPORE, Aug 18, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – As the world progressively leaves the pandemic behind, Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has joined hands with Taiwan’s Bureau of Foreign Trade and Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) to ride the waves of the new era with the Taiwan Food World GO Project. […]

Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries to Improve Food Security for Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 8, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries (MAFI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with PLS Plantations Berhad, a leading agrofood company in Malaysia, to conduct an in-depth study and put forward a proposal for the national food security programme. YBhg Dato’ Haslina Binti […]

Guterres: UN Secretariat doesn’t take money from oil, gas industry

In this Aug 1, 2022 photo, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres makes remarks before the 2022 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference in the United Nations General Assembly. (YUKI IWAMURA / AP) UNITED NATIONS – The UN secretary-general said on Wednesday that the secretariat of the global body does not take money from the oil and […]

Global natural gas crunch to severely hit production of fertilisers needed by farmers

SINGAPORE – Tight natural gas supply will have a severe impact on the production of fertilisers and mineral nutrients required for food production globally through 2023. In an interview with The Straits Times, Norwegian fertiliser giant Yara International’s executive vice-president for Africa and Asia, Ms Fernanda Lopes Larsen, said about 80 per cent of fertiliser […]