DA allots P500 M for rice-corn blend

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) plans to spend at least half a billion pesos to facilitate the entry of the rice-corn blend in the local market. Read more: DA allots P500 M for rice-corn blend

Laser leveling technology for agriculture

MANILA, Philippines — Agricultural producers must embrace revolutionary strategies to increase productivity, deliver cost-effective technologies, and ensure sustainable food supply. Read more: http://beta.philstar.com/business/agriculture/2018/01/07/1775264/laser-leveling-technology-agriculture

Lanao del Norte to get P50-M agri loan fund

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) is extending a P50 million credit facility to Lanao del Norte to help improve the livelihood of farmers. Read more: Lanao del Norte to get P50-M agri loan fund

Cocoa industry boom to spur Philippines farm tourism

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines’ fast-growing cacao and chocolate industry will boost a promising farm tourism industry that caters to foreign and local visitors looking for wholesome fun and adventure in the countryside. Read more: Cocoa industry boom to spur Philippines farm tourism

SIFI Scholars: Advocates for Climate Change Adaptation

“Do the little things that you need to do,” shared Edith Y. Villanueva, SIFI President and COO during the Greening Technologies and Practices Seminar-Workshop held on May 3, 2017 at SIFI Training Center, Talisay City. Read more: SIFI Scholars: Advocates for Climate Change Adaptation 

Farmers can find better future in cacao, says Villa

Considered among the country’s poorest, coconut farmers now have the opportunity to improve their earnings by going into cacao and coffee intercropping, Sen. Cynthia Villar said Tuesday. Read more: Farmers can find better future in cacao, says Villa

More tablea makers can boost PH cacao industry

Having more tablea makers in Cebu can help boost the cacao industry in Davao, which is the largest producer of cacao in the country. Read more: More tablea makers can boost PH cacao industry

Auro commits to bring back golden days of PH cacao

After all, the partners behind this business, who came back to the Philippines specifically to set up the company after studying and working abroad, are keen on making high-quality products that are truly “made for Filipinos, by Filipinos.” Read more: Auro commits to bring back golden days of PH cacao    

PH coffee featured at global coffee expo in Seattle

For the first time in Philippine coffee history, Philippine coffee varieties from different production areas were cupped and graded by certified Q graders from across the globe following the cupping protocol of the Specialty Coffee Association of America. Read more: PH coffee featured at global coffee expo in Seattle

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