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Rice prices remain low amid influx of imports
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Prices of Filipinos’ main staple remain low and stable at the start of the 2020, but at the expense of farmers who continue to earn less following the influx of imported rice.
Philippines, US trade on pineapples, blueberries to be finalized
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 27, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines and the US are expected to finalize this year the bilateral trade of blueberries and pineapples.
DA to develop web-based info system
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 26, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture is set to develop a web-based information support system to enable faster reporting of programs and projects.
Web-based info system for agriculture eyed
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 26, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture is set to develop a web-based information support system to enable faster reporting of programs and projects.
Bayer Kubo organic farm opens in Taguig
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 26, 2020 - 12:00am
German pharmaceutical and agricultural firm Bayer has put up an organic farm in the busy city of Taguig as part of efforts to promote sustainable farming.
Palay output grows in Q4
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Production of the seasonally adjusted palay (unhusked rice) increased by 4.2 percent in the fourth quarter amid improvement in area planted and harvested.
Government eyes auctions for all agriculture products
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 25, 2020 - 12:00am
The government will soon adopt an auction system for all agricultural commodity imports to ensure more transparency and efficiency.
Japan extends P24 million grant for silk production
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 24, 2020 - 12:00am
The Japanese government has provided a P24-million grant to improve local silk production and lessen dependence on the importation of raw silk materials.
Supply constraints threaten to disrupt rice prices
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 23, 2020 - 12:00am
The relatively stable prices of rice in the local market may suddenly spiral out of control after Vietnam and Thailand the country’s two biggest rice suppliers decided to cut exports of the staple.
Farm output stalls on ASF, palay price drop
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 23, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippine agriculture sector posted flat growth in 2019, largely due to the outbreak of the African swine fever and the steep drop in palay prices due to liberalization.
DA tightens inspection of meat sourced abroad
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture has beefed up its authority to check on imported meat products after its mandatory inspection at first border has been expanded to cover processed meat products.
Government eyes auction system for sugar imports
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The government is considering an auction system for sugar imports, saying the current arrangement lacks efficiency and transparency.
DA bans pork imports from Indonesia; allows entry of meat products from US, Germany
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 21, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines has temporarily banned the importation of domestic and wild pigs and its products from Indonesia in a bid to control the spread of African swine fever.
2020 global risks involve the environment- WEF
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 20, 2020 - 12:00am
For the first time in history, the world is worried about the environment.
Taal damage to agriculture hits P3.2 billion
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 20, 2020 - 12:00am
The amount of damage and losses to agriculture caused by Taal Volcano continuing activity has ballooned to P3.17 billion, the Department of Agriculture reported over the weekend.
NIA readies P2 billion irrigation projects nationwide
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 19, 2020 - 12:00am
The National Irrigation Administration has inked five contracts worth nearly P2 billion as part of efforts to cover more agricultural areas nationwide.
DA to develop web-based info system
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 19, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture is set to develop a web-based information support system to enable faster reporting of programs and projects.
BFAR revokes commercial fishing vessel license
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 19, 2020 - 12:00am
For the first time, the government has permanently revoked the license of a fishing vessel for repeatedly encroaching municipal waters.
Philippines allows easier entry of goods from Japan
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 19, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines has allowed easier access of some Japanese farm commodities into the country after favorable results of food safety risk assessment tests.
Government tightens monitoring of garlic, onion
by Louise Maureen Simeon - January 19, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture is strengthening the monitoring of local production and importation of onions and garlic in the country to arrest any discrepancy in prices.
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