December 20, 2012

20/12/12: DSM, Iran and Vietnam

  • DSM has completed a US $634 buy out of Fortitech. The acquisition is the ninth addition to DSM's nutrition arm since 2012. Read more...
  • More than a million rice framers in Vietnam are now using innovative growing methods says Oxfam. 1.3 million growers have adopted the System of Rice Intensification which promises better yields while using less water, fertiliser and seeds. Read more... 
  • Iran will reach self-sufficiency in rice production in the next Iranian calendar year (to start March 20, 2013), Iranian Deputy Agricultural Jihad Minister Jahangir Porhemmat has announced. According to the Agriculture Jihad Ministry's plan, Iran was supposed to reach self-sufficiency in the rice production field by the end of the current Iranian calendar year, but officials announced in November that the plan needs some more three years for completion. Read more...
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