Thailand strengthens cooperation with Cambodia against trans-border pollution

Thailand strengthens cooperation with Cambodia against trans-border pollution

The Thai government is accelerating efforts to hold talks with its Cambodian counterpart to address transboundary air pollution, which is posing an increasing threat to the health of people in Thailand, as the dry season, is expected to be dryer and longer this year due to the El Nino phenomenon, gets underway.
Indonesia needs to import 500,000 tonnes of rice in Q1

Indonesia needs to import 500,000 tonnes of rice in Q1

Indonesia's state purchasing agency Bulog has issued an international tender to buy 500,000 tonnes of rice sought for arrival in February and March, with the offer deadline set at January 29.
The cost of Asia’s renewable energy challenge

The cost of Asia’s renewable energy challenge

Climate change currently poses the greatest long-term threat to Asian economies
Indonesia discusses solutions to cope with El Nino

Indonesia discusses solutions to cope with El Nino

Indonesian President Joko Widodo and ministers have discussed solutions to cope with the El Nino phenomenon in the country.
Thailand develops El Nino response plan

Thailand develops El Nino response plan

The Thai government plans to establish a daily monitoring centre and devise contingency plans to address the impact of the El Niño weather phenomenon.
Thai rice output forecasted to fall due to El Nino

Thai rice output forecasted to fall due to El Nino

The Agricultural Economics Office of the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry in Thailand has forecasted a decline in rice production for the country’s 2023-24 harvest season, primarily due to the effects of the El Niño weather phenomenon.
Thailand intensifies efforts to mitigate El Nino effects

Thailand intensifies efforts to mitigate El Nino effects

Thailand’s government is stepping up efforts to address concerns about decreased rainfall and drought caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon that is affecting the country's agricultural sector.
Indonesia: Lower coffee production forecast due to El Niño

Indonesia: Lower coffee production forecast due to El Niño

Drought caused by El Niño is likely to further reduce the coffee production of Indonesia after excessive rains dragged down output to its lowest in more than a decade, driving global prices to all-time highs.
Thai farmers advised to reduce rice crops due to El Nino impacts

Thai farmers advised to reduce rice crops due to El Nino impacts

Thai farmers have been asked to grow only one rice crop this coming season as rainfall will be below average because of the El Nino weather pattern, said the Office of the National Water Resources (ONWR).
Vietnam records nearly 4,000 disasters, incidents in 2019

Vietnam records nearly 4,000 disasters, incidents in 2019

Vietnam grappled with nearly 4,000 disasters and incidents in 2019, an increase of 57.9 percent compared to the previous year.