Davao Oriental asks PCA to help arrest decline in coconut, copra

DAVAO CITY — An official of Davao Oriental province, one of the leading coconut producers, has called on the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) to address the plummeting prices of coconut and copra. Read more: Davao Oriental asks PCA to help arrest decline in coconut, copra

PEF eyes more agri-aqua enterprises in Quezon province

PEF team, composed of Peter Nabong, Marieanne Itol and Alfred Escaño, joined Yakap at Halik Multi-Purpose Cooperative (MPC) last May to assess the economic systems, available resources, and social services in three towns in Bondoc Peninsula – Padre Burgos, Agdangan and Unisan. The findings from the site visit will help PEF develop possible enterprises on […]

Water taps no longer run dry

With abundant sources of fresh water from most of the town’s rivers and watershed areas, water shouldn’t be scarce in Barili. Yet, according to Magdaleno Bargamento of Kauswagan Water Services & Sanitation Cooperative (KAWSSCO), the coop struggled to provide enough potable water to nearly 2,500 household consumers. “Ang Barili, way problema sa water source; ang […]

Learning Shari’a – compliant microfinance

Shari’a-compliant financing follows the doctrines of the Islamic moral and religious laws collectively called the Shari’a. A learning tour on Shari’a Financing was held in Jakarta and Yogyakarta, Indonesia on April 22-30, 2018 Indonesia to learn solutions and approaches in providing sustainable livelihood and services to rural and poor Muslim communities in Mindanao. Representatives from […]

Domestic chocolate processors propping up cacao industry

DAVAO CITY — Domestic processors of cacao, some of which are operated by farmers themselves, have propped up bean prices, offering a safety net for growers at a time of fluctuating global prices for the commodity. Read more: Domestic chocolate processors propping up cacao industry

SRA sees higher sugar output in CY 2018-2019

The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) said it expects sugar output in the next crop year to recover and grow by nearly 6 percent to 2.225 million metric tons (MMT). Read more: SRA sees higher sugar output in CY 2018-2019

House bill filed on coconut farmers’ inclusion in PCA Governing Board

A BILL reconstituting the Governing Board of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) to include more farmer groups has been filed at the House of Representatives (HoR), following the bicameral approval of the coco levy fund early this month. Read more: House bill filed on coconut farmers’ inclusion in PCA Governing Board

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