The inevitable ascent of ‘the coffee down South’ to the top

DAVAO CITY—Mindanao farmers have figured prominently during the recent 2nd Philippine Coffee Quality Competition in Baguio City, an event that sprang some “surprising” trends in the industry. Read more: The inevitable ascent of ‘the coffee down South’ to the top

Sugar demand to remain flat due to TRAIN

Philippine raw sugar output would post flat growth in marketing year (MY) 2018-2019, as demand for the sweetener would remain unchanged following the implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law. Read more: Sugar demand to remain flat due to TRAIN

DTI vows to make PHL coffee sector competitive

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) vowed to prioritize coffee producers in the government’s assistance for small businesses to accelerate their production in the next four years. Read more: DTI vows to make PHL coffee sector competitive

PCA urges coco farmers to engage in group marketing

The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) is encouraging coconut farmers to work together and engage in group marketing so they could negotiate for a higher price for their copra. Read more: PCA urges coco farmers to engage in group marketing

Meet Davao’s Willy Wonka who put PH chocolate on the world map

DAVAO–The future couldn’t be any sweeter for Rex Puentespina, who has grown the Malagos brand from a humble mom-and-pop operation to an award-winning “tree-to-bark” chocolate producer respected around the world. Read more: Meet Davao’s Willy Wonka who put PH chocolate on the world map

Supporting cacao processors

The industry of cacao beans in Davao City has a huge potential on the domestic market and the City Agriculture’s Office (CAO) is currently putting efforts of support to the recently-formed Davao City Chocolate Processor Council (DCCPC) to answer to this domestic demand. Read more: Supporting cacao processors 

Solar project lights youth center

A solar power system has brightened the 107-hectare resettlement area in Calauan, Laguna. On April 30, the Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF), in partnership with the Angat Buhay program of the Office of the Vice President and the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation, handed over the solar power system to the Don Bosco Technical Vocational Education and […]

Promoting good agricultural practices to Ifugao coffee farmers

On May 2-4, the Peace and Equity Foundation through its Social Enterprise Institute organized a training program on good agricultural practices (GAP) on coffee production to partner social enterprise in Ifugao. Almost 20 farmers from Hojap Multi-Purpose Cooperative attended the training. The farmer field schools (FFS) approach was facilitated by Jeni Rimando of Ola Organic […]

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