Coco oil exports down

MANILA, Philippines – The country’s coconut oil exports fell 32 percent in the first four months of the year following the tightness in raw material supply due to the dry spell. Read more: Coco oil exports down

Value adding in coconut products sought

DAVAO CITY—Stakeholders in the coconut industry in Mindanao and the whole country will converge for a two-day summit slated on July 27 and 28 at the SMX Convention Center in SM Lanang, Davao City. Read more: Value adding in coconut products sought

Genomics used to develop new, better sugarcane varieties

The sugarcane industry is huge in the Philippines, with many other industries heavily dependent on sugar, such as the energy and fuel sectors, including bioethanol. Read more: Genomics used to develop new, better sugarcane varieties

‘Coconut output in 2016 likely declined by 15%’

The country’s coconut production in 2016 likely settled at 12.59 million metric tons (MMT), 15 percent lower than the 14.81 MMT produced in 2015, according to the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA). Read more: ‘Coconut output in 2016 likely declined by 15%’

‘Green jobs law to benefit firms’

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said it welcomes a new law promoting the creation of green jobs as it will benefit businesses through tax incentives. Read more:  ‘Green jobs law to benefit firms’

How Specialty Coffee is Invading Other Businesses in the Philippines

The specialty coffee scene in the Philippines is branching out. Forget coffee and muffins; instead, think coffee and vinyl records, skateboards, craft cookies, and even barber shops. Yes, you read that right. In this Southeast Asian country, new kinds of businesses are brewing specialty coffee inside their stores.

Northern Mindanao, in search of inclusive growth

Northern Mindanao (Region X) comprises five provinces—Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, Lanao del Norte, Bukidnon and Misamis Occidental—and nine cities—Cagayan de Oro (CDO), El Salvador, Gingoog, Iligan, Malaybalay, Oroquieta, Ozamis, Tangub and Valencia. Iligan and CDO, the regional center, are the largest cities. The region has close trade links with Cebu. Several roll-on-roll-off vessels operate directly to […]

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