Pinoy youths perk up coffee-shop trend

BAGUIO CITY—Coffee consumption in the country has surged, with millennials willing to shell out P100 just for a cup. Read more: Pinoy youths perk up coffee-shop trend

Davao Oriental asks PCA to help arrest decline in coconut, copra

DAVAO CITY — An official of Davao Oriental province, one of the leading coconut producers, has called on the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) to address the plummeting prices of coconut and copra. Read more: Davao Oriental asks PCA to help arrest decline in coconut, copra

Domestic chocolate processors propping up cacao industry

DAVAO CITY — Domestic processors of cacao, some of which are operated by farmers themselves, have propped up bean prices, offering a safety net for growers at a time of fluctuating global prices for the commodity. Read more: Domestic chocolate processors propping up cacao industry

SRA sees higher sugar output in CY 2018-2019

The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) said it expects sugar output in the next crop year to recover and grow by nearly 6 percent to 2.225 million metric tons (MMT). Read more: SRA sees higher sugar output in CY 2018-2019

House bill filed on coconut farmers’ inclusion in PCA Governing Board

A BILL reconstituting the Governing Board of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) to include more farmer groups has been filed at the House of Representatives (HoR), following the bicameral approval of the coco levy fund early this month. Read more: House bill filed on coconut farmers’ inclusion in PCA Governing Board

890 coconut farmers get cash incentives

Legazpi City—The Philippine Coconut Authority in Bicol has disbursed incentives amounting to P3.2 million under the participatory coconut planting project, benefiting at least 890 farmers in the region. Read more: 890 coconut farmers get cash incentives

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