Agriculture production grew just 0.56% in 2018

Agriculture and fishery production, which accounts for less than a fifth of the gross domestic product, grew by 0.56 percent in 2018, slower than the 4-percent expansion in 2017, data from the Philippine Statistics Authority show. The PSA said the sector expanded 1.8 percent in the fourth quarter, following a 0.8-percent contraction in the third […]

Agriculture grows a meager 0.56% in 2018, misses target

MANILA, Philippines – Agricultural production grew at only 0.56% in 2018, greatly missing the target of 4% for the year, said the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on Wednesday, January 23. The 2018 figure is much lower than 2017’s record of 3.95%. Read more: Agriculture grows a meager 0.56% in 2018, misses target

Developing cacao, coffee industry

AS DAVAO City is slowly becoming the cacao and coffee capital in the country, more trade initiatives are being created by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Davao Region in bid to boost investments and productivity in the cacao and coffee industry. Read more: Developing cacao, coffee industry

Improving Coffee Quality in the Philippines

The Philippines has a rich history of coffee—in fact, it was one of the world’s top coffee-growing nations. Arriving in 1740, coffee spread throughout the Philippines in the ensuing decades, and by the 1860s was being exported to America. In 1880 the Philippines was the fourth-largest exporter of coffee behind Brazil, Africa, and Java, and […]

Coco farmers get P200-M credit facility

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has set aside P200 million worth of loans for coconut farmers and vowed government efforts to establish direct market linkages between coconut producers, traders and millers to eliminate profiteering middlemen. Read more: Coco farmers get P200-M credit facility

Agriculture department mulls lifting export ban on whole coconuts

MANILA – The Department of Agriculture is mulling the possibility of lifting the ban on exporting unprocessed coconut, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said Friday.  Read more: Agriculture department mulls lifting export ban on whole coconuts

There’s a heartwarming story in each cup of The Dream Coffee

The T’boli tribe of South Cotabato, Mindanao is known for weaving dreams into reality. They are popular for the T’nalak, a fabric woven out of sacred tradition and whose design is inspired by the dreams of the people. But beyond this impeccable weave, the T’boli will also soon be acknowledged for another product born out […]

Coffee industry pioneers honored for achievements

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Coffee Board (PCB) on October 26 honored the industry’s pioneers through the 1st Coffee Cup of Distinction Awards. Read more: Coffee industry pioneers honored for achievements

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