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HAVANA — In the courtyard of a temple belonging to the Abakua Afro-Cuban religious brotherhood in Havana, Nelson Piloto is pulling up the lawn to plant bell peppers and cassava in the face of Cuba’s looming food crisis.
A MEASURE amending the law setting quotas on bank lending to the agriculture and agrarian reform sectors has been filed in the Senate.
A P20-MILLION food processing facility in La Trinidad, Benguet will be established in order to reduce waste from unsold crops, Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar said.
THE House Committees on Agriculture and Food, and Food Security passed a substitute bill Wednesday seeking to institutionalize community gardens and urban farming to provide alternative sources of food.
THE Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has tied up with the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) for a survey that hopes to assess the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak on the agriculture and fisheries industries.
THE DEPARTMENT of Agriculture (DA), through its Agriculture Credit Policy Council (ACPC), has approved an initial P1 billion for loans to help the sector amid threats to food security caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
NINE MONTHS into implementation of Rice Tariffication Law, tariff collections stood at P12.3 billion as of December last year, breaching the P10-billion target that will be allotted for agriculture development programs, according to the Department of Finance (DoF).
AGRICULTURE Secretary William D. Dar has terminated the process of studying the imposition of safeguard duties on imported rice.
SUGAR GROUPS fighting against the liberalization of sugar importation have gained support from the House of Representatives (HoR) as legislators passed a resolution earlier this week condemning the Department of Finance (DoF)’s deregulation plan.
FLOUR MILLERS are seeking for a five-year extension of the anti-dumping duty on Turkish flour due to expire in 2020.
THE PHILIPPINE Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) is targeting the distribution of rice seeds starting October in preparation for the dry season next year.
SOMEONE ALREADY affiliated with the sector is likely to be appointed as the next Agriculture secretary, according to one of the President’s top economic managers.
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said it will tap a Quick Reaction Fund (QRF) to buy 20 X-ray machines to be deployed in various ports to guard against the entry of pork from African Swine Fever (ASF)-affected countries.
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said it would rather see pork prices rise as a result of measures adopted to minimize the risk of African Swine Fever (ASF), than allow the disease to enter the country and devastate the P200- billion hog-raisng industry.
THE DEPARTMENT of Agriculture (DA) said it will be requesting for an immediate temporary suspension of importation of pork and pork products from high-risk countries in support of the local hog industry.
THE DEPARTMENT of Agriculture (DA) aims to tap the unexplored markets of Russia for possible export of coconut oil, banana and shrimps, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said on Friday.
THE International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will invest $63.5 million to support agriculture-based micro and small enterprises in 20 provinces across Eastern Visayas and Mindanao.
A SOUTH Korean business group is interested in importing 50 tons per week of premium mangoes from key growing regions like Soccsksargen, Zambales and Guimaras, an order equivalent to the Philippines’ entire output of premium-grade fruit, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY — Region 12, also known as the South Cotabato-Cotabato-Sultan Kudarat-Sarangani-General Santos City (SOCCSKSARGEN) Region, remained the country’s top fish producer with P18 billion in commercial production, or 31% of the national total.
SENATE MINORITY LEADER Franklin M. Drilon on Sunday urged the government to provide infrastructure support to the agriculture sector under its Build, Build, Build program to prevent rice shortages and deter rice traders from taking excessive profits.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba/MONTREAL — Marie-Pier Vincent, a fourth-generation Quebec dairy farmer, worries it will be even harder to make ends meet if Canada allows more tariff-free imports of milk products from the United States under a reworked North American Free Trade Agreement.
DAVAO CITY — This year’s Davao Agri Trade Expo (DATE) will bring in farming technology from Israel, Taiwan, and New Zealand to help modernize and boost productivity in Mindanao and the rest of the country.
Beijing -- An outbreak of African swine fever in China may spread to other parts of Asia, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization warned...
DAVAO CITY — Vegetable farming could prove to be lucrative with the current domestic supply gap estimated at $3 million and the Asia-Pacific market expected to hit $3 billion in the next three years.
SAO PAULO/NEW YORK — Brazilian coffee exporters are struggling to find shipping capacity to transport a bumper crop from the world’s top producer, which could result in supply delays to roasters worldwide.
DAVAO CITY — Tapping the youth, especially farmers’ children, and cooperatives are considered critical to infusing digital technology into Mindanao’s agriculture sector for higher productivity and improved field-to-market operations.
The Department of Tourism (DoT) will be promoting sustainable agri-tourism in its food and travel exposition, Philippine Harvest, which will be launched on Friday,...