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

Pushing Davao coffee to world standards

QUALITY Coffee is the key. The local coffee industry with government organizations are bent on elevating the quality of coffee in the country to seize opportunities in local and global economy. Read more: Pushing Davao coffee to world standards

Negros Occidental coffee producers urged to capitalize on branding

BACOLOD CITY—The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is urging coffee producers and processors in Negros Occidental to capitalize on branding to strongly position the product in the market. Read more: Negros Occidental coffee producers urged to capitalize on branding

PHL spends P7 billion a year to import coffee

DAVAO CITY—The Philippines shells out P7 billion a year to import coffee and plug the shortfall in domestic production, according to an official of the Cavite State University (CSU). Read more: PHL spends P7 billion a year to import coffee

DA to set aside P14.8 million for Northern Luzon coffee project

The Department of Agriculture (DA) said on Wednesday it will allocate P14.8 million funding under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) to boost coffee production in Northern Luzon. Read more: DA to set aside P14.8 million for Northern Luzon coffee project

Nestlé Philippines to help establish 150 model coffee farms

In celebration of its global 150th anniversary, Nestlé Philippines will help to establish 150 model coffee farms in the country in line with the company’s Nescafé Plan, a program which aims to help improve the yield and income of Filipino coffee farmers. Read more: Nestlé Philippines to help establish 150 model coffee farms

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