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NFA revises terms of reference for open tender imports
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 21, 2018 - 12:00am
State-run National Food Authority (NFA) has revised the terms of reference for the procurement of 250,000 metric tons (MT) of rice via open tender scheme as the agency wants to import all 25 percent brokens for the...
Palawan to produce hybrid seeds
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 21, 2018 - 12:00am
The province of Palawan is gearing up for the production of hybrid rice seeds in a bid to improve output in the area.
Philippines demand for US wines increasing
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Wines coming from the US are expected to maintain their stronghold in the Philippine market with sales seen hitting $13 million for this year alone, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said in a report.
Boracay eyed as site for agritourism development
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Think tank Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is pushing for agritourism development in Boracay in the likes of Bali in Indonesia, Taiwan and Thailand.
Coconut industry yet to reach full potential
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 20, 2018 - 12:00am
The local coconut industry has yet to reach its maximum potential, especially with respect to coconut oil production and value adding, despite being the world’s top exporter of the commodity.
Maynilad eyes more service connections
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 20, 2018 - 12:00am
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. aims to install over 24,000 new water service connections this year in bid to expand its distribution network.
GMA readies digital TV rollout
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Broadcast firm GMA Network Inc. is set to fully roll out its digital television next month which is expected to be cheaper and will offer more features than its rival ABS-CBN Corp.
AgriNurture swings to P191 million earnings
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Listed agriculture trading firm AgriNurture Inc. posted a net income of P191 million in 2017, a reversal of the P231 million loss from a year ago on the back of higher local sales.
Palay output up in Q1 of 2018
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Production of the seasonally adjusted palay (unhusked rice) went up by 1.5 percent in the first quarter due to improvement in harvest areas nationwide.
BSP backs changes to Agri-Agra law
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 18, 2018 - 12:00am
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is backing the Agri-Agra Reform Credit Act to help ease credit access to small farmers and improve banks’ compliance rate for agrarian reform.
Puyat tells DOT top execs to quit, summons Montano
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 16, 2018 - 12:00am
New Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat yesterday ordered all undersecretaries and assistant secretaries of the Department of Tourism to resign effective immediately in a bid to give her a free hand to perform...
DA to probe carabeef entry in wet markets
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 14, 2018 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture (DA) is looking into the entry of Indian buffalo meat (carabeef) in some wet markets in the country, when it is supposed to be used for meat processing only.
DA loses 50K hectares on illegal land conversion
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 14, 2018 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture (DA) is seeking an end to the illegal conversion of prime agricultural lands in the country as the government is losing an estimated 50,000 hectares yearly.
USDA trims Phl rice import projection
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 14, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines is expected to reduce rice imports this year, but government’s move to lift quantitative restriction may be a game-changer, the the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) said.
SRA upbeat on sugar output target despite drop in yield
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Local sugar production is still expected to meet domestic demand and US quota despite the lower output for the crop year, the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) said.
Fisheries production drops in Q1
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Fisheries production in the country fell 3.03 percent in the first quarter due to lower output in all sub-sectors.
Israel–backed technology provides power and food
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 13, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines and Israel plan to build a solar farm in Clark, Pampanga which will produce up to 25 megawatts of power.
MWSS: No cause for alarm over Metro Manila water supply
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 12, 2018 - 12:00am
There is no reason for Metro Manila residents to panic over water shortage even if water supply at La Mesa Dam has yet to return to normal level, the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System said yesterday.
Philex income falls 30% to P303 million
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Pangilinan-led Philex Mining Corp. reported a net income of P303 million in the first quarter, down 30 percent amid lower production levels.
Philippine rice inventory down by 18%
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The country’s rice inventory remains on a downtrend, slipping by 18 percent to 2.18 million metric tons in April, according to latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
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