Asean leaders receive training on sustainable value chains

Remaining upbeat in steering an inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural economy, the Philippine government-hosted Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) brings to the fore the significance of value chain development toward improving market system productivity while highly regarding marginalized farmers’ inclusivity. Read more: ASEAN leaders receive training on sustainable […]

Gov’t perking up coffee industry

Baguio City – The country’s coffee industry got a much-needed shot in the arm after the government, through the Department of Agriculture (DA), allotted P354.6 million to enable it to reach the national production volume of 214,626 metric tons by 2022. Read more: Gov’t perking up coffee industry

Farmers urged to plant more coffee

Farmers should consider planting coffee so they can cash in on in the increasing demand of Filipino consumers for the crop, Senator Cynthia A. Villar said. Read more: Farmers urged to plant more coffee 

4 women who are changing Philippine agriculture

While women appear to be closing the gender gap in several fields — such as education and political empowerment — they remain mostly invisible and undervalued in one of the Philippines’ basic industries: agriculture. Read more: 4 women who are changing Philippine agriculture

Winners announced for Nestlé’s Creating Shared Value Prize 2018

‘Mumm’ from Egypt and ‘Fishers and Changemakers’ from the Philippines are the joint winners of Nestlé’s 2018 Creating Shared Value Prize. The two social entrepreneurs have won CHF 150’000 each for their outstanding work in nutrition and rural development. Read more: Winners announced for Nestlé’s Creating Shared Value Prize 2018 

Coco trust fund bill slated for Senate’s approval today

Senate has approved on second reading the bill creating the coconut industry trust fund, which Senator Cynthia Villar says,  addresses the decades-old issue surrounding the coconut levy fund and how it can be used for the benefit of 3.5-million coconut farmers in the country. Read more: Coco trust fund bill slated for Senate’s approval today

PHL food security assured despite shrinking number of farmworkers

More workers are leaving the farm sector based on data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), as the sector’s share in total employment fell to just 25.43 percent in 2017, from 46.03 percent in 1993. But Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol is not worried, saying this could indicate that agriculture in the Philippines is modernizing. […]

DAR’s Usapang Kalakalan opens marketing prospects for Mindanao farmers

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The Mindanao Sustainable Agrarian and Agricultural Development (MinSAAD), a project of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), opens prospects for Mindanao farmers to sell their products on a larger scale via the Usapang Kalakalan Forum held Tuesday at the Apo View Hotel here. Read more: DAR’s Usapang Kalakalan opens marketing prospects for […]

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