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Nov 03, 2017

SINGAPORE - (ACN Newswire) - With the 10th Annual Agrow Awards ceremony held in London this week, it was announced that CropLife Asia was the recipient of this year's Best Stewardship Programme award.

Oct 26, 2017

New technology allows faster, more accurate weather-related analysis

October 2017 --[ ASIA TODAY ]-- Vu Huu Long was always curious why the world behaved the way it did. Science offered a means of answering his questions.

“I chose this field because it helps me understand the world around me. Most...

Oct 26, 2017

Linking farmers to regional markets advances inclusive growth

October 2017 --(ASIA TODAY)-- Samat Nasa has been farming cassava on the outskirts of Zamboanga City in the Philippines’ Mindanao region for over 30 years. Many farmers in the area grow this root crop because it is easy to maintain and can survive...

Oct 14, 2017

Kuala Lumpur, 11 October 2017 – BookDoc, a leading healthcare online platform, together with National Kidney Foundation (NKF) of Malaysia makes living healthy a rewarding journey as the application now boasts a host of impressive health features and partners to further bring health information and medical support...

Oct 14, 2017

• More than SGD$50,000 has been raised to support relief efforts
• Red Cross distributes US$30,000 in relief supplies
• Assessment team dispatched to communities affected by population movement in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - two medical teams to follow

Oct 02, 2017

Manila, 2 October 2017 ─ Habitat for Humanity has assisted over 1,500 families affected by massive floods in South Asia, as part of its emergency relief activities in the last month. In India, it has supported 1,100 families with humanitarian aid kits featuring shelter, household and hygiene items. Meanwhile, in...

Sep 25, 2017

Singapore, 23 September 2017 – Hundreds of representatives from diplomatic missions, local and international enterprises, schools, and volunteers banded together for humanity at the Singapore Red Cross (SRC) International Bazaar 2017, held earlier today at Suntec Convention Centre. Last organised in 2015, the...

Sep 14, 2017

BANGKOK - (ACN Newswire) - Dr. Siang Hee Tan, Executive Director of CropLife Asia, participated today at the Tech4Farmers Asia 2.0 event held in Bangkok. He took part on a panel looking at the issue of 'Creating an Enabling Environment for Market Access'.

Sep 11, 2017

Testing and treatment also combine to save lives

August 2017—The deep green forests of Songkhone district in Laos’s Savannakhet province are attractive to look at, and draw a lot of attention from villagers who forage and hunt between the trees. Long days looking for wild pigs, birds, grasshoppers and bamboo...

Sep 09, 2017

Singapore, 8 September 2017 - Due to the humanitarian crisis in Rakhine, Myanmar, the Singapore Red Cross (SRC) will launch a public appeal for donations to support the affected communities. In addition to assistance provided recently to Rakhine, SRC will further commit USD $20,000 worth of relief items to be...

Sep 08, 2017

Social outreach: SRC and DDB turn Instagrammers to Lifesavers with ‘InstaSave’
Public outreach: Red Cross Youth distribute first aid kits to 300 elderly households

Sep 07, 2017

The Asia Foundation enables access to quality books and community-powered translation

Sep 07, 2017

Hong Kong, 7 September 2017 (updated) – At the opening plenary of the 6th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum, keynote speaker Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mrs. Carrie Lam, said: “Hong Kong is not short of land or the options to provide more land. What is lacking is a broad consensus on where...

Aug 29, 2017

Most Philippine coastal areas are overfished. This has led to smaller fish sizes, shifts in species composition, steep declines in fish abundance, and lower catches and incomes of fishers—a situation compounded by climate change. As the climate changes, warmer oceans negatively affect how coral reefs and related...

Aug 27, 2017

Kota Bharu, 25 August 2017 – In an effort to raise awareness on kidney disease and encourage organ donation, the National Kidney Foundation Malaysia (NKF) has launched the Regional Unit in Kota Bharu, Kelantan.

NKF’s public education department healthcare professionals are stationed at the unit to provide...

Aug 27, 2017

Bangkok, Thailand: Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) is to launch Asian Preparedness Partnership (APP): an inter-agency platform of National Disaster Management Organizations, civil society networks, and the private sector from six most disaster-prone Asian countries. The APP aims to promote regional...

Aug 22, 2017

Kuala Lumpur, 20 August 2017 – National Kidney Foundation (NKF) of Malaysia launched the Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) funding programme at the 1st Asia Pacific (APAC) conference on Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) and Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) held in conjunction with the 33rd Annual Congress of the...

Aug 18, 2017

Kuala Lumpur, 16 August 2017 – Strong and generous women from Inner Wheel District 330 Malaysia, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), came together recently to donate Nikkiso dialysis machine to the National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF) to benefit chronic kidney disease patients receiving treatments at NKF...

Aug 11, 2017

Manila, 10 August 2017 – Habitat for Humanity is planning a three-phase relief, repair, and rebuilding response to help families affected by the devastating floods that ravaged India's western and north-eastern states recently. India’s Ministry of Home Affairs estimates that the monsoon floods have affected over 3...

Aug 11, 2017

Hong Kong, 11 August 2017 – Young people in the region will join experts and other stakeholders in the cause for decent and sustainable housing as the 6th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum presents its inaugural Youth Congress. The session will convene local and regional youth leaders to articulate their roles in...

Aug 05, 2017

APIA, SAMOA (28 July 2017) — The Government of Australia has provided AU$1 million ($750,000) in additional financing to the ongoing Samoa Agribusiness Support Project designed to boost the south Pacific nation’s economic performance by addressing challenges hindering increased trade and export.

The project...

Jul 25, 2017

Hong Kong, 21 July 2017 – National housing issues and priorities take center stage as four countries in the Asia-Pacific region gather housing industry experts for discussions leading up to the 6th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum in September.