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Rice import bidding fails anew
by Louise Maureen Simeon - November 14, 2018 - 12:00am
State-run National Food Authority has failed anew to secure the 203,000 metric tons (MT) of rice via government to government (G2G) scheme after Thailand and Vietnam exceeded the agency’s reference price.
Thai company to buy sorghum from Philippines
by Louise Maureen Simeon - November 12, 2018 - 12:00am
A Thai agro-industrial conglomerate has committed to buy sweet sorghum, a grain crop used as raw material for feeds, from the country as the Department of Agriculture (DA) starts the propagation of the commodity...
Nickel Asia net income up 30% in 9 months
by Louise Maureen Simeon - November 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Listed Nickel Asia Corp. recorded a 30 percent increase in net income to P4.5 billion from January to September amid the shift in ore shipments and a favorable exchange rate.
UN agency invests P3.36 billion in agriculture MSMEs
by Louise Maureen Simeon - November 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized agency of the United Nations, is investing $63.5 million (about P3.36 billion) in projects that aim to benefit agriculture-based micro and...
URC, DA partner for potato production
by Louise Maureen Simeon - November 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Universal Robina Corp., the food and beverage arm of tycoon John Gokongwei, has partnered with the Department of Agriculture to boost the production of potatoes and help local farmers.
Rubber farmers soon to market own brand
by Louise Maureen Simeon - November 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Local farmers will start producing their own rubber under a local brand and market these to manufacturing companies.
AgriNurture inks P2-billion deal with Chinese firm
by Louise Maureen Simeon - November 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Listed agricultural trading firm AgriNurture Inc. has inked a P1.9-billion deal with a Chinese company for the purchase of various agriculture produce particularly tropical fruits.
Manila Water posts flat revenue in 3 quarters
by Louise Maureen Simeon - November 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Ayala-led and east zone concessionaire Manila Water Co. Inc. reported a nine-month net income of P4.9 billion, the same level as last year.
NFA retains bidding terms for importation of 500,000 metric tons of rice
by Louise Maureen Simeon - November 8, 2018 - 12:00am
State-run National Food Authority is retaining the major provisions of its terms of reference for the procurement of 500,000 metric tons of rice even after Thailand and Vietnam backed out from the bidding.
Philippines losing P303 billion in potential revenues from open pit mining
by Louise Maureen Simeon - November 7, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines is missing the opportunity to earn more than P300 billion in revenues from three potential large-scale projects as the government is taking too long to decide whether or not to lift the ban on open-pit...
Philippine rice import dependency up
by Louise Maureen Simeon - November 6, 2018 - 12:00am
The country’s rice self-sufficiency level declined to 93.44 percent from 95.01 percent, the Philippine Statistics Authority said.
Agriculture damage due to Typhoon Rosita climbs to P2.3 billion
by Louise Maureen Simeon - November 6, 2018 - 12:00am
Damage to agriculture in Northern Luzon due to Typhoon Rosita has soared to P2.34 billion, according to the Department of Agriculture.
Negros Occidental starts seed production program
by Louise Maureen Simeon - November 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Negros Occidental is set to become the first province in the country to introduce an innovation through a local government unit-funded seed production program that would only focus on three rice varieties.
Philippines may lose regional biotech leader status
by Louise Maureen Simeon - November 5, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines may lose its status of being a biotechnology leader in the region given continued delays in application process, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) said.
Government starts cracking whip vs SRP violators
by Louise Maureen Simeon - November 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Starting this Friday, the government will start imposing sanctions on rice traders and retailers who do not comply with the implementation of the suggested retail price (SRP) rule for the Filipinos’ main ...
Government readies nationwide coconut replanting program
by Louise Maureen Simeon - November 4, 2018 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture plans to implement a nationwide coconut replanting program amid the problems besetting the industry, the country’s top earner among agricultural products.
Sweet sorghum eyed as alternative animal feed
by Louise Maureen Simeon - November 4, 2018 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture (DA) wants to propagate sweet sorghum, a grain crop used as raw material for feeds, amid tight supply of corn in the country.
Piñol explains absence, clarifies Duterte scolding
by Louise Maureen Simeon - November 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Malacañang had prior knowledge of his absence at a command conference with President Duterte on Thursday in typhoon-ravaged Isabela, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said yesterday, as he denied...
NFA allots P12.2 billion for rice imports
by Louise Maureen Simeon - November 1, 2018 - 12:00am
State-run National Food Authority is allocating P12.2 billion for the procurement of 500,000 metric tons of rice as part of its strategy to flood the market with rice imports to bring the prices down.
DENR fines Boracay violators
by Louise Maureen Simeon - October 31, 2018 - 12:00am
Over 200 business establishments in Boracay Island have been ordered to pay a total of P43 million in fines for the violation of various environmental laws.
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