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17 August 2010
Crop Industry News from Philippines Drought Hits Crop Output
PHILIPPINES - A drought has hit crop production in the first half of this year and the government is preparing to import rice to meet demand....
16 August 2010
Crop Industry News from Philippines Filipino Rice Production Falls
PHILIPPINES – The Department of Agriculture has warned of a fall in rice output this year, with much of the country's farming sector unable to achieve its production target of 3.2 tonnes per...
13 August 2010
Crop Industry News from Philippines Excess Rice Handed out to Children
PHILIPPINES – The world's leading importer of rice has announced that it will hand out 50,000 tonnes of its surplus to hungry children across the nation....
03 August 2010
Crop Industry News from Philippines No More Rice Imports This Year
PHILIPPINES – Officials in the Philippines have announced that the country, the world's top rice importer, with almost 2.5 million tonnes of rice planned for shipment in 2011, will not hold...
27 July 2010
Crop Industry News from Philippines Rice Imports To Resume Next Year
PHILIPPINES – The Philippine National Food Authority (NFA) has refused to rule out the possibility of importing rice next year, despite excessive purchases of the commodity during the previous...
22 July 2010
Crop Industry News from Philippines Rice Imports 'To Halve Next Year'
PHILIPPINES – The Philippines may cut its imports of rice by as much as 50 per cent in 2011, as the world's largest rice buyer boosts domestic production to attain self-sufficiency in the staple...
15 July 2010
Crop Industry News from Philippines High-Yield Varieties 'Key To Self-Sufficiency'
PHILIPPINES –An official of the Philippines' Department of Agriculture has said that increased use of high-yielding varieties if rice could ensure that the country hits its target for self-sufficiency...
13 July 2010
Crop Industry News from Philippines Govt Bent On Stabilising Sugar Prices
PHILIPPINES – While the Philippines' Sugar Regulatory Administration is working on the importation of 150,000 tonnes of sugar to keep prices stable, other agencies are battling to stem smuggling...
08 July 2010
Crop Industry News from Philippines Rice Inventory Up 25 per cent in June
PHILIPPINES – At the start of June, Rice inventories in the Philippines were around 25 per cent larger than last year, a news service has reported....
Crop Industry News from Philippines NFA Rice 'Helped Only 25 per cent of Poor'
PHILIPPINES – Authorities in the Philippines may have sunk billions of pesos into its rice programme but, because of "targeting ineffectiveness", it has only benefited a quarter of those most...
07 July 2010
Crop Industry News from Philippines Farmers Hail New Rice Variety
PHILIPPINES – A new variety of rice is proving popular among farmers in the Philippines, as its comparatively high quality commands a premium price in countries where it is not traditionally...
06 July 2010
Crop Industry News from Philippines Rice Farmers Braced For Floods
PHILIPPINES – The La Nina weather cycle may cause flooding across rice growing regions in the Philippines later this year, the country's meteorological office has warned....
14 June 2010
Crop Industry News from Philippines Hybrid Rice Yields 35 per cent Greater
PHILIPPINES – Rice growers who use hybrid seeds in their summer crop reaped more than a third more rice than those who planted regular, inbred seeds according to the local news provider GMANews.TV....
20 May 2010
Crop Industry News from Philippines Feed Output Falls 10 Per Cent
PHILIPPINES - Falling demand from the livestock and poultry sectors has led to cuts in feed production....
19 May 2010
Crop Industry News from Philippines Agriculture Output Contracts Thanks to El Nino
PHILIPPINES - The latest figures from the Philippines Department of Agriculture have revealed that output in the first quarter contracted by 2.84 per cent compared to the previous year....
22 April 2010
Crop Industry News from Philippines Extent of Rice Crop Damage Revealed
PHILIPPINES - The extent of damage to rice crops in the Philippines caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon has been revealed....
16 April 2010
Crop Industry News from Philippines Rice Production Target May Be Missed
PHILIPPINES – A senior official has warned that the Philippines may not achieve its target of 7.4 million tons of paddy rice production by the end of the second quarter....
13 April 2010
Crop Industry News from Philippines Rice Imports Completed for 2010
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines has likely completed its rice imports for 2010, with any further purchases to be for next year's needs....
07 April 2010
Crop Industry News from Philippines Scheme Focuses on El Nino-Resistant Crops
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture in the Philippines will start its School On The Air (SOA) on Palayaman focusing on crops resistant to the weather systems of El Nino by mid-April....
17 March 2010
Crop Industry News from Philippines GM Crops 'Could be Approved Next Year'
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines could become the next Asian country to approve planting of genetically modified (GM) rice crops, it has been suggested....
12 March 2010
Crop Industry News from Philippines Rice Crop Death Cause Discovered
PHILIPPINES - The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) has discovered what caused the death of trial rice crops in Tutong....
25 February 2010
Crop Industry News from Philippines Toyota to Build Biodiesel Plans in Philippines
PHILIPPINES - The Toyota Tsusho Corp is planning to build a biodiesel plant in the Philippines....
23 February 2010
Crop Industry News from Philippines Farmers Urged to Insure Crops against El Nino
PHILIPPINES – Farmers across the Philippines have been urged to insure their crops against the El Nino phenomenon, which may cause devastation in the coming months....
Crop Industry News from Philippines Rice Yield Triples in 50 Years
PHILIPPINES – The rice yield in the Philippines has tripled in the last 50 years, a new report has revealed....
19 February 2010
Crop Industry News from Philippines Global Rice Prices Could Rise
PHILIPINNES - Worldwide rice prices are likely to rise as the Philippines could open a new bid in March to import the crop, according to Vichak Visetnoi, director-general of the Department of...
11 February 2010
Crop Industry News from Philippines Crop Production Expected to Fall
PHILIPPINES - Weather conditions are set to continue to hamper farmers in the Philippines in 2010, according to a new report....
Crop Industry News from Philippines Rice Imports Could Increase
PHILIPPINES - More rice could be imported to the Philippines after El Nino-related weather conditions damaged the country's crops....
02 February 2010
Crop Industry News from Philippines Agriculture Modernisation Plans to Continue
PHILIPPINES - Programmes to modernise the Aklan agriculture industry will continue, governor Carlito Marquez has announced....
25 January 2010
Crop Industry News from Philippines DA to Enhance Climate Change Forecasting for Crops
PHILIPPINES - A recommended retail price for sugar crops is set to be announced by the Philippines Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) amid concern over rising prices....
Crop Industry News from Philippines SRA to Impose Suggested Sugar Price on Sellers
PHILIPPINES - A recommended retail price for sugar crops is set to be announced by the Philippines Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) amid concern over rising prices....
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