It will take at least five years for Jean-Louis Joseph to harvest his first organic crop, but already the young trees are producing their distinctive bright red flowers.
Qu a biologist by training receives the most votes beating out candidates from France and Georgia.
Dr Mahathir was told in November and prospective buyer is waiting for government approval says NFC boss.
State government will not allow guarana plantations for now, to protect farmers and guard against South American leaf blight.
Sabah agriculture minister Junz Wong says despite hundreds of millions of ringgit spent over the years, beef production in the state remains less than 25%.
Instead Malaysia should make efforts to increase yields and extend life span of oil palm trees, they say.
Local activist Zainnal Ajamain says Sabah should make use of its vast tracts of land and strategic position to become the food basket of the region.
In a world faced with the conundrum of mountains of waste and obesity for some and dire shortages and malnutrition for others the future of food is a main dish on today's global menu.
The latest announcement came after a disappointing week for crop bulls.
It will help the government boost 3 key sectors — tourism, agriculture and education.
The prime minister recently advised Felda settlers to adopt mixed farming methods — something agriculture activists have been suggesting for years.
Coffee was introduced to the region by Islamic traders around the 18th century, but for most Torajans paying to drink it in a store was an alien idea.
As urban agriculture is increasingly being recognised, Comcrop's Allan Lim believes high-tech urban farms are the future where more land cannot be cultivated.
There is uncertainty over how much the top US soybean customer will purchase as hefty tariffs on US cargoes remain in place.
Former MP Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj says there are ways to increase rubber tappers' income.
Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Minister Sim Tze Tzin says more local companies are positioning themselves to export to China where there is a growing demand for durians.
The sabotage crisis led supermarkets to pull the fruit from the shelves and saw farmers dump tonnes of the unwanted berry.
Billion-ringgit Pitas Shrimp Project won't be given extra 400ha of mangrove land promised by the previous government.
St. Gallen is expected to follow the example of Ticino, where a law was introduced two years ago that appeared to be aimed at burqas and other Muslim veils.
Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama) will monitor not only its own markets but also all others.
The agriculture minister says technology transfer from China, Taiwan and Japan will help to achieve this.
Calyxt Inc. altered the genes of a soybean plant to produce healthier oil using the cutting-edge editing technique rather than conventional genetic modification.
Torrid temperatures across much of France have made the past few weeks unbearable for many, the country's winemakers say the heat could not have come at a better time.
The ministers say they had affirmed their commitment not to adopt "unnecessary obstacles" to trade, and affirmed their rights and obligations under WTO agreements.