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The contribution of agriculture to the national economy of countries in the ASEAN region is expected to further shrink but this may not entirely be a bad thing, an expert said.

Brown planthopper (BPH), a major rice pest which causes extensive damage and  losses, has resurfaced, creating a major source of stress  and anxiety for farmers.

The country’s production of palay (unhusked rice) grew 13.4 percent in the third quarter owing to improvement in harvest areas nationwide.

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The US government has expressed support to the Philippines’ plan to access the P1.5 billion programmed for the development of the country’s local dairy industry.

The Philippines and Papua New Guinea have agreed to strengthen cooperation in fishing and agriculture.

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) have developed inexpensive yet accurate measurement tools for coffee and cacao farmers that will boost their productivity.

Getting one’s daily caffeine mix seems to be a walk in the park for some--be it a cappuccino from a favorite high-end cafe or a simple instant coffee from home. But this is not the case for two long-time friends whose love affair with coffee moved to a whole new level.

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is accepting applications for a training program on agribusiness and agri-tourism that will be held in Okinawa in February 2018.

The Philippine farm tourism sector needs to further expand the market reach of its products to be able to benefit local farmers, an official of the Department of Tourism(DOT) said.

 Local raw-sugar production fell 11 percent to 100,995 metric tons (MT) as of Oct. 22, the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) said.

The government is stepping up its efforts to boost the development of the local cacao industry to meet the growing demand in the country.

The Board of Investments has approved the facilities expansion projects of a poultry dressing company and a roasted cashew nuts exports producer.

The government is ramping up efforts to capture a bigger share of the $2.6 trillion global halal industry in a bid to further develop the local agriculture sector and boost the country’s trade relations.