Agricultural insurance in the Philippines

The Philippines is the third most disaster-prone country in the world, experiencing an average of 20 typhoons per year. As an economy that is highly dependent on the agribusiness sector, agricultural insurance is indispensable.  Read more: Agricultural insurance in the Philippines

Philippine farm output rises in 2017

MANILA, Philippines — Typhoons that came late last year failed to dampen the Philippine agriculture sector, which significantly recovered in 2017 after suffering from a decline in 2016, the statistics agency reported Friday. Read more: Philippine farm output rises in 2017

Mindanao Organic Coffee: A Cup of Wonder

The Philippines, by the way, used to be a major, major (sorry for that; though it stresses the point to be made) player in the coffee industry (well over hundreds of years ago); though the Philippines now (sadly) only produces approximately .012% of the world’s coffee supply. Read more: Mindanao Organic Coffee: A Cup of Wonder

Japanese chocolate maker eyes investing in Davao

DAVAO CITY– A high-end Japanese chocolate company has signified interest in putting up a chocolate manufacturing facility in the city, Davao City Investment Promotions Center head Lemuel Ortonio said. Read more: Japanese chocolate maker eyes investing in Davao

PH pushes for ASEAN collaboration in promoting agri cooperatives

MANILA — The Philippines on Tuesday called for increased collaboration with other member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in promoting agricultural cooperatives deemed important for poverty reduction in the region. Read more: PH pushes for ASEAN collaboration in promoting agri cooperatives

Inspiration for 2018: Chocolate Maker Shawn Askinosie On Personal Calling And Intentional Business

Shawn found his inspiration in chocolate, and he has been sharing that calling—and delicious, award-winning chocolate bars—since 2005. From a factory in Springfield, Missouri, Shawn and his team of 16 people create bars that are focused on a mission to support farmers from around the world. Currently, Askinosie produces chocolate with cacao beans sourced from […]

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

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