PH lowers sugar allocation for US

Sugar regulators have reduced the share of locally produced sugar intended for the United States market as they weigh uncertainties about the new Trump administration’s appetite for imports. Read more: PH lowers sugar allocation for US

The growing community of specialty coffee

Most specialty coffee fans have a level of devotion to coffee higher than regular drinkers. The common idea is it’s not for the general public – it’s more of a niche product. Read more: The growing community of specialty coffee

Sagada coffee wins international award in Paris

The coffee farmer and the Coffee Heritage Project recently gained international recognition when their collaboration on producing heirloom coffee received an award from the Agency for the Valorization of Agricultural Products (AVPA), a non-governmental and non-profit organization that seeks to improve the quality of agricultural products amid the pressure of mass marketing. Read more: Sagada coffee […]

Clean-water services for healthier Philippines pushed

The Philippines, through its Philippine Water Supply Sector Roadmap created by the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda), has aimed to hit the universal water-access target by 2025. Yet, as hopeful as it seems, this goal requires bigger responsibilities. Read more: Clean-water services for healthier Philippines pushed

Negros eyed as first organic sugarcane producer in Asia

AN ORGANIC certifier and consultant from Australia is currently in Negros Occidental to explore the potential of the province in terms of organic sugarcane production. Read more: Negros eyed as first organic sugarcane producer in Asia

OPA targets 500-hectare cacao expansion area

THE Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) targets to expand the province’s cacao production area by 500 hectares this year, which is five times bigger than its accomplishment of about 100 hectares in 2016. Read more: OPA targets 500-hectare cacao expansion area

Inventor drums up support for coconut industry

DAVAO Inventor’s Association President Virgilio Sangutan warns that the neglect the coconut industry is suffering from can cost a lot. Read more: Inventor drums up support for coconut industry 

P1.7-B coconut plant facilities installed

THE Department of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol led the inauguration of the P1.7-billion new integrated coconut manufacturing and processing plant of Franklin Baker Company of the Philippines in Darong, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur on Thursday, January 19. Read more: P1.7-B coconut plant facilities installed

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