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13 November 2012
Crop Industry News from Philippines Agricultural Sector Grows by 1.9 Per Cent
PHILIPPINES - The country’s agriculture sector has a total value of P956 billion at current prices, as it grew by 1.93 per cent during the first nine months of the year, the Department of Agriculture...
08 November 2012
Crop Industry News from Philippines P-Noy Proclaims 2013 as ‘National Year of Rice’
PHILIPPINES - President Benigno S Aquino III has declared 2013 as ‘National Year of Rice’ (NYR) and directed the Department of Agriculture (DA) to lead its celebration, as per Proclamation...
22 October 2012
Crop Industry News from Philippines Government Rice Programme Moves to Protect Christmas Crop
PHILIPPINES - The National Rice Programme of the Department of Agriculture has ordered all regional field units nationwide to create El Nino Action Teams to assess and anticipate the effects...
12 October 2012
Crop Industry News from Philippines Government Further Strengthens Agri-Fishery Education
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of Education (DepEd) will jointly explore ways to improve the delivery of agriculture and fishery offerings in 126 agri-fishery...
01 October 2012
Crop Industry News from Philippines Aklan’s Agri, Fishery Workers Up for Registration
PHILIPPINES - Farmers, farm laborers, and fishermen in Aklan’s 327 barangays are going to be registered in the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA) of the National Statistics...
28 September 2012
Crop Industry News from Philippines Public Support Sought on 2012 Census of Agriculture, Fisheries
PHILIPPINES - The National Statistics Office (NSO) in Basilan sought the support and cooperation of stakeholders, especially those who are involved in activities relative to agriculture and fisheries...
19 September 2012
Crop Industry News from Philippines Organic Rice and Cattle Farming get Boost
PHILIPPINES - Three coastal towns from Lanao del Norte province received financial support from the Mindanao Rural Development Programme (MRDP) of the Department of Agriculture for the implementation...
17 September 2012
Crop Industry News from Philippines Agriculture/Fisheries Census Will Help Develop the Industry
PHILIPPINES - A regional consultative forum spearheaded by the regional office of the National Statistics Office (NSO) has been conducted to inform stakeholders of issues and concerns on the...
13 September 2012
Crop Industry News from Philippines Government Assists El Niño Affected Farmers
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture has started providing assistance to farmers and farming communities affected by the dry spell caused by the onset of El Niño, particularly in Bohol....
23 August 2012
Crop Industry News from Philippines Government Proposes 2013 Agriculture/Fisheries Budget
PHILIPPINES - To sustain the momentum of frontloading investments in agri-fishery infrastructure and attain sufficiency in rice and other major staples by the end of 2013, the Department of Agriculture...
20 August 2012
Crop Industry News from Philippines New Biodiesel Plans Gather Speed in Philippines
PHILIPPINES - Philippines-based bioenergy company Secura International Corporation (SIC) has signed a joint venture agreement with two cooperatives for the future production of biodiesel....
15 August 2012
Crop Industry News from Philippines Nationwide Census on Agriculture, Fisheries in 2013 to Take Place
PHILIPPINES - Census enumerators and supervisors will be visiting households and establishments engaged in agriculture and fisheries starting February 2013 to gather data and compile the latest...
14 August 2012
Crop Industry News from Philippines Agricultural Sector Grows by One Per Cent in First Semester
PHILIPPINES - The Philippine agriculture sector grew by 0.93 per cent in the first half of 2012, with a gross value of P691.4 billion at current prices. ...
13 August 2012
Crop Industry News from Philippines P100 Million for Philippine Crop Insurance Claims
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture through the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (DA-PCIC) has allotted P100 million in crop insurance payments for farmers whose insured crops were...
27 July 2012
Crop Industry News from Philippines Philippine Ethanol Production Expected to Fall Short
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines is a pioneer in Asia in the use of biofuels and has a Renewable Energy Law in place. The Biofuels Act of 2006 (Republic Act 9367) mandated the blending of biodiesel...
25 July 2012
Crop Industry News from Philippines Super Bags to Minimise Rice Waste Now Available to Filipino Farmers
PHILIPPINES - An airtight, reusable plastic bag that protects stored rice from moisture, pests, and rats, and keeps rice seeds viable, is now available to Filipino farmers in almost 200 retail...
24 July 2012
Crop Industry News from Philippines Agri Pinoy Technoklinik Reaches out to Farmers, Fishermen
PHILIPPINES - The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) 4A in collaboration with the provincial agriculture office has conducted a series of Agri-Pinoy Technical Briefing and Technoklinik in...
17 July 2012
Crop Industry News from Philippines DA Allots P67M for Siargao Farmers, Fisherfolk
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture is allotting an initial P67 million to bankroll several agricultural and fishery infrastructure projects in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte, to transform...
04 July 2012
Crop Industry News from Philippines P24M for Maguindanao Agri, Fishery Projects
PHILIPPINES - Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala has announced the award of P24-million worth of agricultural, fishery and irrigation projects for the Maguindanao area. ...
11 June 2012
Crop Industry News from Philippines Government Allots P20 Million for Agri-Fishery Projects in E. Visayas
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture (DA) extended over P20-million worth of assistance to farmers, fishers, and local government units in Eastern Samar and Biliran (about 585 kilometers...
08 June 2012
Crop Industry News from Philippines Philippines Sugar Production 'Within Target'
PHILIPPINES - RAW sugar production for crop year 2011-2012 has reached 2.21 million metric tons (MT) as of May 27, Sugar Regulatory Administrator (SRA) Ma. Regina B. Martin said Thursday (7 June)....
29 May 2012
Crop Industry News from Philippines Breakthrough with Ethanol from Sorghum
PHILIPPINES - San Carlos Bioenergy Inc. (SCBI) in San Carlos City has produced ethanol from sweet sorghum, for the first time in the Philippines and Southeast Asia....
02 May 2012
Crop Industry News from Philippines Siquijor gets Agriculture and Fishery Projects
PHILIPPINES - Long neglected and skipped over, Siquijor will finally have its day as P35 million worth of agricultural and fishery projects are poured in this island province and in Negros Oriental....
16 April 2012
Crop Industry News from Philippines 2012 Soybean Meal Imports to Decrease but Rise in 2013
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines was the third largest market for US soybean meal (SBM) and the world’s largest coconut oil (CNO) exporter in both 2010 and 2011. Continued economic growth and...
13 April 2012
Crop Industry News from Philippines Chicken Droppings to Power Biogas Plants in Rizal
PHILIPPINES - Chicken droppings will soon be widely used in Rizal to power biogas plants, as Agham Party List Reprersentative Angelo Palmones teams up with DOST IV-A Director Fernando E. Ablaza...
29 March 2012
Crop Industry News from Philippines Government Pushes for Organic Aquaculture
PHILIPPINES - The local government of Davao is pushing for the use of organic natural farming. ...
15 March 2012
Crop Industry News from Philippines Samar Farmers Adapt Rice Ratooning
PHILIPPINES - Samarnons may adapt rice ratooning to augment their dwindling harvest....
14 March 2012
Crop Industry News from Philippines Agriculture Office Pushes Organic Farming in Philippines
PHILIPPINES - The city agriculture office is pushing organic farming to the farmers in the city to lessen expenses in agriculture production and retain high yields....
21 February 2012
Crop Industry News from Philippines Philippines Third Largest Market for US Soybean Meal
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines was the 3rd largest market for US soybean meal (SBM) and the world's largest coconut oil (CNO) exporter in both 2010 and 2011. ...
16 February 2012
Crop Industry News from Philippines Philippines to Irrigate 250,000 ha of Rice Farms in 3 Years for Food Security
PHILIPPINES - Around 250,000 hectares of new land in the Philippines will be irrigated in three years (2011 - 2013). This was according to National Irrigation Administrator (NIA) Engr. Antonio...
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