THE DEPARTMENT of Agriculture (DA) needs to implement a risk-based method for determining which agricultural import shipments to inspect, a University of the Philippines economist said.
THE DEPARTMENT of Agrarian Reform (DAR) said it has streamlined the process of obtaining clearances for the transfer of private agricultural land.
BRASILIA — Nine Brazilian states that are wholly or partially in the Amazon rainforest are negotiating with international organizations for aid to combat deforestation, circumventing the federal government, their governors said on Friday.
HAMBURG — The first cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been confirmed in farm pigs in Germany, the country’s federal agriculture ministry said on Friday.
AN AGRI-TOURISM business owner said a recent resolution by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) allowing children to visit more sites will help the industry bounce back from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
DURIAN FARMER Candelario B. Miculob has called on fellow growers to expand production to sustain export markets such as Australia and the United States as well as capture others that are showing interest.
PRESIDENT JOE Biden’s sweeping executive order promoting competition across American industries aims to give a boost to farmers whose profits have dwindled as multinational companies increasingly dominate markets for crops, chemicals, seeds and meat.
GRADUATES from the K-to-12 agriculture track are being positioned as possible evangelists for digitizing rice production, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said in a statement last week.
IN THE US, sales of meat at grocery stores are down by more than 12% from a year ago. In Europe, overall beef demand is predicted to fall 1% this year. And in Argentina, home to one of the world’s most carnivorous populations, per-capita beef consumption has dropped almost 4% from 2020.
THE MINDANAO Development Authority (MiNDA) said it has brokered an agreement that will revive part of a closed banana plantation in Maguindanao, with the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) and multinational exporter Unifrutti committing to assist local growers.