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

Philippines’ 2017 farm output rises 4 pct, buoyed by record rice

MANILA, Jan 19 (Reuters) – The Philippines’ agricultural output grew 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter, bringing full-year expansion to 3.95 percent, supported by a record rice production, the statistics agency said on Friday. Read more: Philippines’ 2017 farm output rises 4 pct, buoyed by record rice

Sweet dreams are made of this

Clutching a sickle, farmer John Godinez dons a battered orange helmet and enters a field of razor-sharp grass six feet high. Read more: Sweet dreams are made of this

Philippine GDP grows by 6.7% in 2017

MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – A recovered agriculture sector, strong government consumption, as well as better exports and imports made it possible for the Philippine economy to grow above 6% for the 6th straight year in 2017. Read more: Philippine GDP grows by 6.7% in 2017

Pacete: The Negros sugar story tour

TOURISM is the “in-course” in our colleges and universities. Many young Negrosanons want to be in the frontline of tourism industry. Probably, we have overemphasized our tourism program in towns and cities… or we are simply good at it. This tourism thing is at its peak. Read more: Pacete: The Negros sugar story tour

Free irrigation for farmers under 2018 budget

MANILA, Jan. 22 — Farmers will continue to receive government support under the 2018 national budget through the subsidy of irrigation service fees to the National Irrigation Administration (NIA).   Read more: Free irrigation for farmers under 2018 budget

My third wish for agriculture in 2018

If I had three wishes for agriculture, the first would be for a deliberate technology redirection from mono-cropping to multiple cropping and its corollary policy shift from rice self-sufficiency to raising farmers’ incomes. Read more: My third wish for agriculture in 2018  

BOI-Davao approves MSE’s coffee project

MANILA, Jan. 22 – The Board of Investments Extension Office (BEO) Davao gave a green light to Pistacia Mindanao Coffee Export, Inc. (PMCEI)’s P1 million coffee growing project, its first Micro and Small Enterprise (MSE) project approval under the Export Activities of the 2017 Investments Priorities Plan (IPP).   Read more: BOI-Davao approves MSE’s coffee project

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