November 23, 2012

23/11/12: Stories on Myanmar's rice prospects, Japan's rice high and MPE's conveyor

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  • Modern Process Equipment Corporation (MPE, Chicago, IL) features its Chain-Vey tubular drag conveyor exclusively designed for the transport of pet food products. From raw ingredients to finished, ready-to-package goods, the MPE Chain-Vey offers the most gentle and efficient transportation for all phases of your production process. Its flexible design and compact footprint is sure to fit virtually any configuration. With a dust-tight enclosed design, you can be sure your pet food is protected from the surrounding environment. The MPE Chain-Vey also features clean-in-place capabilities with automated wash cycles for sanitary conveying needs. Better pet food requires a better conveying solution. Better pet food requires the MPE Chain-Vey. More information...
  • Rice in Japan has hit a six-year high with the best crop since 2008, boosting demand for cheaper overseas supply and raising questions about a government policy that protects producers. The average price of domestic food-rice sold by shippers to wholesalers jumped 10 percent from a year ago to the highest level since 2006, Takashi Amou, director of the agriculture ministry’s policy planning division told Bloomberg. Read more...

  • As Myanmar comes out of isolation with recent political reforms, the international community is closing ranks to help the country recover – with a focus on helping rice farmers reach the country's production potential. A collaboration between Myanmar, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), and the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT) seeks to realise in an undertaking that addresses the risks farmers face in these rice-growing areas. "Interventions to reduce the vulnerability of Myanmar's farmers to extreme weather being caused by climate change mean promoting the use of rice varieties that can tolerate floods, salinity, and drought, as well as management approaches that support optimum performance of these improved rice varieties," says IRRI's Dr. David Johnson, coordinator for the Consortium for Unfavorable Rice Environments (CURE). Read more...
Rice Diversity. Part of the image collection o...
Rice Diversity. Part of the image collection of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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