Fisheries output decline narrows in Q2 — PSA

TOTAL FISHERIES production declined year on year in the second quarter, according to a report by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). According to PSA’s second...

Agri drives fastest Thai economic expansion in more than 4 years

THAILAND’S economy grew at the fastest pace in more than four years, led by a surge in farming output and tourism. Gross domestic product rose...

Wild times as Madagascar rides vanilla price bubble

HIT by rampant speculation and a collapse in production following cyclone Enawo, the price of vanilla — Madagascar’s largest export — has surged in...

GM eggplant completes latest field trials

By Carmencita A. Carillo Correspondent DAVAO CITY -- Proponents of the Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) eggplant are a step closer towards commercializing what they hope to be...

Rice self-sufficiency seen doable by 2019, DA’s Piñol says

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said its rice-self-sufficiency target may be achieved in 2019, a year earlier than its initial timetable. “If we are able...

Climate change will cut crop yields — study

CLIMATE CHANGE will have a negative effect on key crops such as wheat, rice, and maize, according to a major scientific report out Tuesday...

Visayas farmers encouraged to boost production of coffee

ILOILO CITY -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) called on coffee farmers in the Visayas to increase their production to help meet...

Food manufacturers push back vs sugar-sweetened taxes on dairy

THE proposal to include milk products among the sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) which will be taxed P10 per liter will bring these basic commodities beyond...

Vietnam’s shrimp farmers fish for fortunes

WITH A FLASHY GOLD watch and a chunky matching ring, Tang Van Cuol looks a far cry from the average Vietnamese farmer as he...

Red tide alert up in 7 areas

SEVEN AREAS in the country have tested positive for the red tide toxin, based on the latest laboratory results released by the Bureau of...

DA remains focused on rice sufficiency after NEDA favors high-value crops

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said it will continue to pursue rice self-sufficiency after the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said high-value crops...

Garlic import data don’t match, smuggling suspected — SINAG

AN agricultural lobby group said various official sources of data are diverging widely on the volume of garlic imports in 2016, which it considers...
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