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Samar poised as Philippine’s biggest seed production area
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 20, 2019 - 12:00am
The government plans to transform Samar into the country’s biggest seed production area.
Maynilad spends P200 M for pipe repairs last year
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 14, 2019 - 12:00am
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. allocated P200 million last year for its leak repair projects as part of its non-revenue water program.
SMC starts P24.4-B Bulacan water project
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The P24.4-billion Bulacan Bulk Water Supply Project (BBWSP) of listed conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) officially starts commercial operations today, the first major water project under the Duterte administr...
Gov’t eyes cash advance for farmers
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture is planning to adopt the cash advance system for farmers to slowly liberate them from loan sharks which hinder improved rice production of the country.
SL Agritech to cut buying, retail prices
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 14, 2019 - 12:00am
SL Agritech Corp., the largest producer of hybrid rice and seeds in the country, is expected to slash its buying and retail prices as the Philippines slowly enters the open market for rice importation.
‘Strict law enforcement needed for Manila Bay cleanup’
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has vowed to strictly implement the country’s Clean Water Law as it beefed up efforts to restore Manila Bay to its pristine state fit for public ...
River dredging, tree farming seen as solutions to flooding
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 13, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture is pushing for the dredging of rivers and intensified tree farming to address the problem of severe flooding during typhoons that affects the local farm sector.
Government moves to protect farmers from influx of cheap rice imports
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 13, 2019 - 12:00am
With the expected influx of cheap imported rice into the country, the government is beefing up its efforts to prepare for the summer harvest season to ensure the protection of both the farmers and consumers.
World Bank cites Philippine Rural Development Project as model program
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 11, 2019 - 12:00am
The country’s rural development program has been cited by the World Bank as one of the most outstanding programs that is worth replicating by other nations.
Farm sector posts 1% growth in 2018
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 11, 2019 - 12:00am
The local agriculture sector managed to grow by one percent last year despite the consecutive weather disturbances that hit the country which damaged P36 billion worth of crops, particularly rice.
Vegetables rot in Benguet due to oversupply
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Tons of vegetables are rotting in Benguet farms amid low prices.
Philippines seeks balance trade with Indonesia
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 9, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines may impose stricter trade measures against Indonesia after the ASEAN neighboring country decided not to ease up on its protocols and open their market access.
MWSS secures ISO certification
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 7, 2019 - 12:00am
The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) has secured the latest International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification for complying with international quality management system standa...
DENR to be more aggressive on implementing environmental laws
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 7, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has committed to be more aggressive in the enforcement of environmental laws this year to sustain the momentum after the Boracay Island rehabilitation...
First monolithic dome rising in Cagayan Valley
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 6, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture is set to operate the first monolithic dome in the country that will serve both as a warehouse for farm commodities and evacuation center in times of typhoons.
Improved harvest part of Department of Agriculture’s bucket list for 2019
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 5, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture has laid down its bucket list for the new year to ensure continued growth of the sector.
Unlimited rice imports to bring in over 1 million tons
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 5, 2019 - 12:00am
As the Philippines moves toward the unlimited importation of rice, 166 firms have applied to bring in one million metric tons of the commodity under the out-quota scheme, based on the updated list released by the...
Department of Agriculture chief fires NAIA quarantine team
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol relieved yesterday the entire quarantine team at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport for failure to implement protocols to prevent the entry of pork products from countries...
Agricultural trade grows 8% in 2018 third quarter
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 4, 2019 - 12:00am
The country’s agricultural trade value improved eight percent to $5.22 billion in the third quarter of 2018 despite the decrease in commodity exports, the Philippines Statistics Authority (PSA) said.
Digital farming key to food security – expert
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 2, 2019 - 12:00am
he farm sector in the ASEAN region should veer toward the adaption of digital agriculture and disruptive breeding technologies to ensure food security and improve its economic contribution in every country.
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