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...

In year of bad news, Brazilian meat giants catch a needed break

A SAFETY SCARE. Political scandal. Export bans. This year’s headlines could scarcely be worse for Brazilian meat producers. Yet right now they’re enjoying stellar market...

Chinese carrot imports under investigation

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said it is investigating Chinese carrots found on the market on suspicion of smuggling, as the vegetable is not...

French grape harvest may hit record low

KNOCKED OFF course by a cold spring snap, French wine production from Bordeaux to Alsace has dropped dramatically this year and could hit “a...

Vietnam says four fishermen wounded by Indonesian navy

FOUR VIETNAMESE fisherman were shot and wounded by Indonesia’s navy over the weekend, authorities said on Monday, the latest clash to erupt over fishing...

Food shortage fears as North Korea faces worst drought in 15 years — United...

NORTH KOREA is facing severe food shortages after being hit by its worst drought in more than 15 years, the UN said, calling for...

Davao tuna industry seeks bigger local sales quota

DAVAO CITY -- Fisherfolk here are asking the Department of Agriculture (DA) to increase the tuna allocation for distribution at the city’s wet markets...

DA places garlic import permits under Secretary’s direct control

AGRICULTURE Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said he has placed the issue of sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) permits for garlic importers under his control to...

PHilMech’s seeder prototype may boost onion farm income

MUÑOZ, NUEVA ECIJA -- The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PHilMech) is hoping its 10-row onion mechanical seeder (10-ROMS) prototype will make...