Philrice to open satellite station in Zamboanga

The Philippine Rice Research Institute (Philrice) is setting up a P5.98-million satellite station here in Zamboanga City. Read more: Philrice to open satellite station in Zamboanga 

Shortage of NFA rice raising prices

MANILA, Philippines — The shortage of rice from the National Food Authority (NFA) is real and raising prices of the staple, Sen. Nancy Binay warned yesterday. Read more: Shortage of NFA rice raising prices

Project ASPIRE launched in CAR

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 31 (PIA) — Farmers and fisherfolks can promote their produce, increase their income and be developed as entrepreneurs through the Agribusiness Support for Promotion and Investment in Regional Expositions (ASPIRE). Read more: Project ASPIRE launched in CAR

Giving space for Philippine agriculture

Around 50 percent of the world’s habitable land had already been converted to farming land, according to the World Wide Fund (WWF) Global’s report entitled, “Farming: Habitat Conversion & Loss.” Read more: Giving space for Philippine agriculture

PH cuts sugar exports to US, world market

The Philippine government decided to cut the country’s sugar exports to United States and other countries to meet domestic demand which is expected to be around 2.17 million metric tons (MMT). Read more: PH cuts sugar exports to US, world market

World Bank allots $170 million more to boost Mindanao development

A robust rural economy is expected as the World Bank approved recently additional funding of $170 million for the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) implemented under the Department of Agriculture (DA). Read more: World Bank allots $170 million more to boost Mindanao development

Making agriculture profitable and sustainable once again

For agriculture to be successful, agribusiness is critical. An agriculture commodity will not provide revenues unless it is produced and sold. Thus, an efficient supply chain from farm to table (or seed to shelf) is needed if agriculture is to become profitable and consequently, sustainable. This is what agribusiness is all about. Read more: Making agriculture […]

PH to produce 100,000 MT of cacao by 2022

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — The Philippine Cacao Industry has to produce 100,000 metric tons (MT) of fermented beans by the year 2022 for both the export and domestic markets. Read more: PH to produce 100,000 MT of cacao by 2022

SRA jacks up sugar allocation for local market

Domestic production of raw sugar is expected to fall to 2.27 million tons from last crop year’s record high of 2.5 million tons—the highest in 34 years—due mainly to La Niña and the erratic weather conditions. Read more: SRA jacks up sugar allocation for local market

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