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Palm Oil: The Controversial Agricultural Commodity

Is Palm Oil Truly Destructive to The Environment? Palm Oil has been a magnet for NGO activitism particularly with respect to deforestation and biodiversity/habitat loss. There has been so much unsubstantiated information in the public sphere that paints a negative picture to the industry. Currently, there are no other crops in the world that has…

28 Nov 2018, by IBC Asia Insights

Agribusiness

An Overview of Sugar Industry Development in Vietnam

Before 1995, the sugar production sector was operating with only 9 mills and 2 refineries. In early 1995, the Vietnamese government saw opportunities in the sugar sector, and rolled out the one-million-tonne sugar program. Per its name suggest, the objective was to produce one million tons of sugar by year 2000 to meet the supply…

28 Nov 2018, by IBC Asia Insights

Energy

Perhaps Blockchain is the Missing Link to a Successful Renewable Energy Transition?

Amongst the first of its kind in the world, Singapore recently unveiled its blockchain-powered Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) marketplace which enables buyers and sellers from all around the globe to trade renewable energy. Despite its lack of resources such as land to produce renewable energy onshore, blockchain tech has the potential to boost renewable energy…

28 Nov 2018, by IBC Asia Insights

Education

Vietnam Seeks to Attract Higher Foreign Investments to Increase Quality of Education

Features of Vietnam’s Emerging Education Investment and Market Investment: Vietnam is ranked 69 among 190 economies in the World Bank Group’s Ease of Doing Business Index. Education is one of emerging markets in Vietnam and attracting the foreign investment. As of October 2018, Vietnam has about 437 Foreign Direct Investment (“FDI”) projects in education with…

28 Nov 2018, by IBC Asia Insights

Education

Re-Defining International Education – An Interview with Bipasha Minocha

What Are the Major Challenges You Face as a Marketer in The Education Sector? We are living in a world of diminishing attention spans and multiplying marketing messages delivered through complex algorithms in an omnichannel media environment. There is too much media clutter and too many undifferentiated messages in the environment. Being a marketer, the…

28 Nov 2018, by IBC Asia Insights

Agribusiness

Climate Change Is A Brewing Challenge for Coffee Producers – An Interview with Judith Ganes

What is The Competitive Landscape Of Coffee Farming? The belief that it is the middleman that gets squeezed could not be truer when it comes to coffee farming and the production outlook.  This is noted on the local level and then in turn, is reflected in country statistics, showing the extreme challenges, mid-size coffee growers…

28 Nov 2018, by IBC Asia Insights

Agribusiness

Agricultural Financing and Its Challenges

Increasing Demand for Agricultural Commodities In East Asia and the Pacific, the agricultural sector contributes in average 10% to 18% of the GDP, and 40% to 50% of the employment. In the last 10 years, economic development has reduced poverty significantly, with an important increase of the middle class. Growing population and the emergence of…

28 Nov 2018, by IBC Asia Insights
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