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...

Germans ditch pork as consumers go vegetarian

THE NATION that gave the world Bratwurst and hot dogs is cutting back on its favorite pork sausages and larding up plates with more...

Australia enters medical marijuana market

AT a secret location in Australia’s southeast, Peter Crook delicately tends to a two-month-old cannabis cutting. Barely knee high, it is one of about 50...

Coconut oil exports up over 70% amid recovery from El Niño; prices rise

COCONUT OIL (CNO) exports in the first five months of the year rose over 70% year-on-year as production of copra, the raw material from...

Floods slow Ivory Coast cocoa harvest agriculture flood floods Ivory+Coast cocoa harvest weather

HEAVY RAINS in Ivory Coast’s cocoa-growing areas are slowing the harvesting and sales of beans and farmers say they’re worried about black-pod disease rotting...

Brexit-bound UK withdraws from fishing agreement agriculture Brexit UK fishing agreement

BRITAIN said Sunday it is to withdraw from a 50-year-old agreement allowing some foreign countries to fish close to the UK coastline, fulfilling a...

Brazil farmers bag up soy as glut leaves no room at the bin agriculture...

BRAZILIAN farmers are discovering a downside to becoming one of the world’s top producers of soybeans: they’re running out of room to store all...

UN’s FAO gearing up for role in Marawi rehab agriculture UN FAO Marawi rehab

AGRICULTURE Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said he briefed senior officials of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on assistance and rehabilitation efforts...