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05 August 2013
Crop Industry News from Philippines Training on Commercial Production of High-value Crops in Rizal
PHILIPPINES - A season-long training for farmers on the commercial production of high-value crops, particularly, vegetables and short-term fruits, was launched recently at the University of Rizal...
19 July 2013
Crop Industry News from Philippines Failure to Comply with Mandated Ethanol-gasoline Blend
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines is a global leader in renewable energy (RE) use and production. When the Renewable Energy Act or Republic Act 9513 (RA 9513) was signed in 2008, the country was...
Crop Industry News from Philippines Philippines Exports More Premium Rice to Singapore
PHILIPPINES - More premium rice produced by farmers in South Cotabato and Nueva Ecija are set for shipment to Singapore next week. ...
10 July 2013
Crop Industry News from Philippines Lanao Norte Receives Farm Equipment Worth P5.8M
PHILIPPINES - Department of Agriculture-10 (DA-10) has turned-over P5.8 million worth of farm equipment in support to rice production of the Lanao del Norte. ...
09 July 2013
Crop Industry News from Philippines NEDA: June Food Prices Stable Despite Higher Petroleum Prices
PHILIPPINES - The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said that prices of food commodities were stable in June 2013 despite higher petroleum prices for the said month. ...
04 July 2013
Crop Industry News from Philippines Philippines Keen on Keeping Quantitative Restriction on Rice
PHILIPPINES - Unresolved issues related to concessions with rice -exporting countries continue to get in the way of the Philippines' bid to secure approval for the extension of a World Trade...
03 July 2013
Crop Industry News from Philippines Officials to Meet with Truckers on New Overloading Guidelines
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture is set to study the effects on food security of new guidelines that took effect on 1 June, governing the overloading of trucks and trailers carrying...
26 June 2013
Crop Industry News from Philippines Philippine FDA Stands by Genetically Modified Food as Safe
PHILIPPINES - Following an appellate court ruling against the genetic engineering of eggplants, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) insisted that genetically modified food produced through...
29 May 2013
Crop Industry News from Philippines Soccsksargen Region’s Corn Production Hits P15.6 B
PHILIPPINES - Soccsksargen Region (Region 12) produced P15.6 billion worth of corn in 2012, an official of the Department of Agriculture(DA) 12 said....
23 May 2013
Crop Industry News from Philippines DA Pays Tribute to Farmers, Fishers Conquering World Market
PHILIPPINES - The country pays tribute to the hardworking labour force and stakeholders of the Philippine agriculture and fishery sector as the Department of Agriculture leads the nationwide...
21 May 2013
Crop Industry News from Philippines Philippines Exports Corn Feed Silage to South Korea
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture in partnership with corn industry groups recently sent an initial shipment of 24 metric tons (MT) of corn feed silage for cattle to Busan, South Korea....
20 May 2013
Crop Industry News from Philippines Philippines Exports Aromatic, Black Rice to Dubai
PHILIPPINES - With rice self-sufficiency in sight, the Philippines after 40 years will once again export rice, initially comprising of 35 metric tons (MT) of aromatic, long-grain and organic...
17 May 2013
Crop Industry News from Philippines Philippines Agriculture, Fisheries Grows 3.3 per cent in Q1 2013
PHILIPPINE - The Philippine agriculture industry grew by 3.3 per cent in the first three months of 2013, as all four subsectors — crops, fishery, poultry and livestock — posted respective...
26 April 2013
Crop Industry News from Philippines P80 Million Granted to Support to Polillo Farmers, Fishermen
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture is allotting an initial P80 million for various agricultural and fishery projects to further increase the productivity and incomes of small farmers...
11 April 2013
Crop Industry News from Philippines Philippines Department of Agriculture Promotes Hybrid Rice
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture is allotting P500 million to encourage more farmers to plant hybrid rice varieties, and contribute in attaining national rice sufficiency by the end...
05 April 2013
Crop Industry News from Philippines Landbank Lends P39.9B to Small Farmers and Fishermen
PHILIPPINES - The Land Bank of the Philippines further strengthened its support to small farmers and fisherfolk with loan releases amounting to P39.9 billion from January to December 2012, benefiting...
22 March 2013
Crop Industry News from Philippines Census of Agriculture, Fisheries Ongoing
PHILIPPINES - The National Statistics Office (NSO) is currently conducting the nationwide Census of Agriculture and Fisheries (CAF) for 2012 which started 25 February and expected to end on 13...
08 March 2013
Crop Industry News from Philippines DOE Eyes Used Cooking Oil as Alternative Fuel
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Energy (DOE) will be implementing a feasibility study on the use of secondhand vegetable oil to power vehicles in the country. ...
01 March 2013
Crop Industry News from Philippines Land Bank Extends P39.9B Loan to Small Farmers, Fishers in 2012
PHILIPPINES - The Land Bank of the Philippines released P39.9 billion loan in 2012 to further strengthen support to small farmers and fishers....
27 February 2013
Crop Industry News from Philippines Minister Works to Stop Rice Smuggling
PHILIPPINES - Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala has signed an agreement which aims to stop the smuggling of agricultural produce especially rice in the country. ...
Crop Industry News from Philippines Philippines to set up Combined Sugar, Ethanol Factory
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines is working on a project to set up a factory around the Murcia and Bago area which will produce sugar, ethanol and electric power....
25 February 2013
Crop Industry News from Philippines Agriculture Chief Urges Batangas Sugar Planters to be More Competitive
PHILIPPINES - Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala has urged Batangas sugarcane farmers to be more cost-efficient and competitive through farm mechanisation and adoption of organic farming...
13 February 2013
Crop Industry News from Philippines Philippines Close to being Rice Self-Sufficient
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines is close to being rice self-sufficient this year with only two million metric tons needed to produce, in order to reach the goal. ...
12 February 2013
Crop Industry News from Philippines Insurance Coverage Available to Farmers, Fishers in Northern Samar
PHILIPPINES - Around 5,000 farmers and fishermen could make use of of the insurance coverage offered by the provincial government of Northern Samar. ...
24 January 2013
Crop Industry News from Philippines Storm Quinta Caused P15-Million Damage in Aklan
PHILIPPINES - Tropical storm “Quinta” that hit Aklan last year has caused P15.3 million worth of damages in the province. ...
21 January 2013
Crop Industry News from Philippines Agriculture Sector Grew by 2.9 per cent in 2012
PHILIPPINES - The country’s agriculture industry — bannered by the crops, poultry and livestock subsectors — grew by 2.92 per cent in 2012, grossing P1.4 trillion at current prices. ...
09 January 2013
Crop Industry News from Philippines Biliran Statistics Office to Conduct Census on Agriculture, Fisheries
PHILIPPINES - To establish an inventory of the agricultural and fishery resources of which data collected will be used by policymakers and planners the National Statistics Office (NSO) will conduct...
14 December 2012
Crop Industry News from Philippines Farmers Convene to Achieve Rice, Food Staple Sufficiency
PHILIPPINES - Farmer-leaders will gathered on Wednesday 12 December to take stock of accomplishments and forge stronger partnerships to further sustain and enhance their contribution to attaining...
11 December 2012
Crop Industry News from Philippines Government Sure of Agricultural Growth Despite 'Pablo' Damage
PHILIPPINES - There's nothing stopping good practices and improved systems, especially in the agriculture sector. Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala is confident that the agriculture sector...
30 November 2012
Crop Industry News from Philippines Philippines, Rice Institute Sign Agreement on Food Security
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines may realise its rice self-sufficiency target, sooner than expected, as two giant institutions mandated to secure the supply of the country’s major staple come...
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