Negros coffee industry mulls ‘localization’

BACOLOD CITY — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is spearheading efforts to “localize” Negros Occidental’s coffee industry to make it more in-tune with the government’s broader Philippine Coffee Industry Roadmap for 2017 to 2022. Read more: Negros coffee industry mulls ‘localization’

Coffee stakeholders in Negros Occidental eye industry development action plan

Stakeholders, both from the government and private sector, are coming up with a specific action plan for the development of coffee industry in Negros Occidental, based on the six-year national roadmap for the said commodity. Read more: Coffee stakeholders in Negros Occidental eye industry development action plan 

Can The Philippines Make Premium Chocolate? This Chocolatier is Betting On It

Going from farmers to chocolatiers was one of Rex Puentespina and his family’s best business decisions. From farming cacao and selling their beans to big players, they decided to start making their own chocolate back in 2013. Read more: Can The Philippines Make Premium Chocolate? This Chocolatier is Betting On It

DTI allocates P350-K for Silay City coffee processing project

BACOLOD CITY — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has allocated PHP350,000 to fund the coffee processing project in Silay City, Negros Occidental under the agency’s shared service facility (SSF) initiative. Read more: DTI allocates P350-K for Silay City coffee processing project

Philippines has global ambitions for its chocolate

MANILA — As Philippine chocolate gains global recognition, the government is pushing the revival of the cacao industry so the country can join the ranks of top suppliers in the equatorial “Cacao Belt.” Read more: Philippines has global ambitions for its chocolate

VOICES project seen to boost Nueva Vizcaya’s coffee industry

TUGUEGARAO CITY — Government leaders are upbeat that Nueva Vizcaya’s coffee industry will further be boosted commercially with the implementation of the Vibrant Operations of Industry Clusters for Economic Sustainability (VOICES) project in the province. Read more: VOICES project seen to boost Nueva Vizcaya’s coffee industry

Peace and Equity Foundation: Improving Farmer’s Lives

Albert Domio cultivates a 1.25 hectare sugarcane farm in Barangay Tapi, Kabankalan, Negros Occidental. He recalls the difficulty in securing financing for his farm operations. Read more: Peace and Equity Foundation: Improving Farmer’s Lives 

Capt. Du: Davao’s new choco player

As Davao City continues towards its goal of being the cacao and chocolate capital of the Philippines, more and more businessmen had seen the potential of a chocolate business and had since ventured in it. However, other businessmen do not only venture on this business on their own but they also include their family in […]

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