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 The National Food Authority wants more bidders for the procurement of 250,000 metric tons (MT) of rice as part of the planned government-to-private sector (G2P) importation scheme.

The Budget department has thumbed down the Department of Agriculture's proposed budget of P213 billion for 2018.

The Department of Agriculture is blacklisting 43 garlic importers over the resurgence of an alleged cartel on the commodity that has prompted a spike in local prices.

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Macadamia is a valuable cash crop that remains underexploited but has great potential to boost the country’s export revenues and improve the livelihood of farmers.

Px Community Foods and Marketing Inc., the social enterprise set up by Philex Mining Corp.’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm Philex Group Foundation Inc. (PGFI), has entered into a strategic partnership with Ryokudo Eco-Services and Trading Inc. for the nationwide distribution and export of its roasted coffee beans.

Tain l’Hermitage, France – Sen. Cynthia Villar, chair of the committees on agriculture and food, environment and natural resources, and agrarian reform, visited the headquarters of French chocolate manufacturer Valrhona in Tain l’Hermitage.

A study conducted in Region XII, particularly in North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, and Maguindanao, shows that applying good agricultural practices (GAP) reduces pests and diseases of Lakatan and Cardaba.

Considered a high-value crop and major agricultural produce in the Cordilleras, annual demand for potato in the country is about 745,000 metric tons.

 Putting a twist on the conventional flavors of ice cream, the Bicol Integrated Agricultural Research Center developed rimas-flavored ice cream as part of its research and development activities.
   About 20 kilos of Rimas ice cream had been shipped to Hong Kong for acceptability trials. The Department of Agriculture and BIARC  are now looking for possible distributors of the product.

The Department of Agriculture – Southern Tagalog Integrated Agricultural Research Center (DA-STIARC) in Lipa City gives a resounding yes to this question through a project on meat processing that makes use of herbs and spices instead of synthetic ingredients that are made up mostly of chemicals.

 The Department of Agriculture (DA) is allocating P2.5 billion for a loan program which aims to change the process of procuring rice seed varieties.

The red Spanish pineapple is one of the four varieties of pineapple that are being grown in the Philippines, along with smooth Cayenne or Hawaiian, Queen or Formosa, and Cabezona. But due to the fibrous, sweet and coarse taste of its fruit, the red Spanish pineapple is mainly grown for its fiber.

Six years ago, couple Carmela Cancio and Ralph Go decided to go meat-free and strive hard to sustain a vege-tarian diet, not just to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle, but to start a bigger cause of educating their families and hopefully, a bigger chunk of the Filipino population.