Corn coffee gaining ground

LIKE in Metro Manila, the growing number of coffee shops in Isabela province is an indication that the coffee industry is enjoying a recovery. But in Isabela, corn coffee has its own loyal following. Read more: Corn coffee gaining ground 

Cacao farmers undergo training on post-harvest processing

SOGOD, Southern Leyte, April 12 (PIA)  —  Some 23 cacao growers from this municipality and those coming from the towns of Tomas Oppus, Libagon, and Bontoc gathered for two days at Villa Catalina to learn proper handling of harvested cacao beans. Read more: Cacao farmers undergo training on post-harvest processing

Cacao sector robust despite threats

Farmers are still faced with productivity challenges such as low productivity; ageing cacao trees; competition for land area with other crops; changing weather conditions; and pest and diseases, according to  the Cacao Industry Development Association of Mindanao (CIDAMi), a cacao value-chain organization based in Davao City and composed of farmers and farmer cooperatives, nursery operators, […]

PH can become Southeast Asia coffee tiger, says renowned coffee scientist

The Philippines already has what it takes to make it the next Southeast Asia coffee tiger – according to the assessment made by Dr. Dave D’Haeze, a coffee scientist based in Vietnam who has seen record yields in Fine Robustas. Read more: PH can become Southeast Asia coffee tiger, says renowned coffee scientist

Searca builds up PH agri-industries with SUCs

THE Philippine government-hosted South-east Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) said it is collaborating with state universities and colleges (SUCs) in building up struggling industries in the agriculture sector. Read more: SEARCA builds up PH agri-industries with SUCs

Pamulaan: An IP school thrives in Davao City

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – It’s 4 a.m. and 19-year-olds Leah and Jonahver are getting out of bed in their dorms and washing up. With some 100 other college students from Pamulaan Center for Indigenous Peoples Education in Davao City, they gather in a circle in the schoolyard before the sun rises for their morning praise. […]

Coffee brews peace, business between communities in the Philippines

MOUNT APO, PHILIPPINES —Five years ago, Filipina farmer Marivic Dubria would buy Nescafé sachets to serve visitors because she was embarrassed by the quality of the coffee she grew next to her main vegetable crops. Read more: Coffee brews peace, business between communities in the Philippines

Coffee conquers conflict for business-savvy farmers in the Philippines

MOUNT APO, Philippines (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Five years ago, Filipina farmer Marivic Dubria would buy Nescafe sachets to serve visitors because she was embarrassed by the quality of the coffee she grew next to her main vegetable crops. Read more: Coffee conquers conflict for business-savvy farmers in the Philippines

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