The Finance Ministry, therefore, suggested that the trade ministry asks Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to halt exports of regular rice until June 15 to ensure national reserves. Exports of glutinous rice and other types of rice can still be allowed, it said. … [Read more...] about Stop export of regular rice: Finance Ministry
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More than half of India's workforce engages in farming, while agriculture contributes some 16% to the country's GDP. India is one of the world's largest producers of crops like rice, wheat, sugarcane, cotton, vegetables and milk. Now there are concerns that stopping farm activity will not only end up hurting farmers and labourers but also affect food security. … [Read more...] about Will coronavirus lockdown cause food shortages in India?
Phuong Yen, a member of the charity, says many people are able to come and receive food in the morning. Indeed, on the morning of April 6 the group were able to provide close to 1,000 bags from their base at 54 Le Van Luong street. The programme will last until the end of the COVID-19 epidemic. … [Read more...] about Deprived Hanoians receive daily foods to survive COVID-19 time
Hanoi (VNA) – The Singaporean Government on April 8 announced new measures to accelerate local food production as the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted global supply chains. The city-state currently produces only about 10 percent of its food needs but has plans to increase that as climate change and population growth threaten global food supplies. Restrictions on population movement because of the COVID-19 outbreak around the world are wreaking havoc on farming and food supply chains and raising concern of widespread shortages and price increases. Authorities said in a statement that the current COVID-19 situation underscores the importance of local food production, as part of Singapore's strategies to ensure food security. Local food production mitigates Singapore’s reliance on imports, and provides buffer in the event of food supply disruptions. Farmers and the government have been seeking ways to overcome the shortage of land in Singapore, where only 1 percent of its … [Read more...] about Singapore plans to step up domestic food production
The Southern Frozen Food Association said that the coronavirus pandemic has hit several sectors hard, resulting in a deep drop in firms’ revenue. As such, the consumption of goods, including frozen food, has declined, leading to a large amount of frozen food being returned to cold storage warehouses. … [Read more...] about Frozen food importers call for port fee cuts