FAO grant funds 3 PHL agri feasibility studies for $1 million

THE PHILIPPINES has received grants worth $1 million from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to support technical cooperation projects...

Low glycemic-index rice being trialed in multiple locations, IRRI says

THE International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) said that rice variants rated low and ultra-low on the glycemic index (GI) are undergoing trials, with market...

EU envoys agree deal on Ukraine agricultural imports, Belgium says

BRUSSELS — Ambassadors from European Union (EU) countries reached a deal to extend tariff-free food imports from Ukraine, with a “balanced approach between support...

In Iraq, water crisis leaves farmers clinging to sidr trees

BASRA — Faced with a failing date palm business due to scarce resources, Iraqi farmer Ismail Ibrahim has planted “sidr,” or jujube, trees which...

Exporters betting on ‘robust’ overseas market for PHL salt

THE PHILIPPINE Exporters Confederation, Inc. (Philexport) said that it is hoping that the Philippine Salt Industry Development Act will unlock the overseas market potential...

USDA downgrades PHL rice import forecast as milled rice output picks up

THE US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said it downgraded its forecast for Philippine rice imports amid a rise in firecast milled rice production, which it...

Post-harvest support seen as key in taming inflation

ADEQUATE post-harvest support will play a role in easing food inflation by cutting down on food waste, after prices ticked up in February, a legislator said Friday.

More investment urged in climate-resistant crops

THE DEPARTMENT of Agriculture (DA) needs to consider developing more climate-resistant crops to mitigate the impact of El Niño on agriculture, a legislator said...

Suspensions lifted for 24 NFA staff in rice sale probe

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said on Sunday that 24 employees of the National Food Authority (NFA) had their suspensions lifted, with the initial...

Dam water levels deemed ‘safe’ as El Niño matures 

THE water levels in reservoirs are at “safe levels” with an adequate margin available before Metro Manila’s main source of water hits the critical...

PSA raises Q1 palay, corn output estimate

PRODUCTION of palay, or unmilled rice, and corn are estimated to rise in the first quarter, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). In a...

Farmers express support for legislation creating cold-storage network

A BILL proposing to create a cold-storage network received support from farmers, who said they welcomed the opportunity to reduce post-harvest losses. House Bill (HB)...