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ACPC approves P1.5-B funding for SURE Aid

THE Agricultural Credit Policy Council (ACPC) has approved P1.5 billion in funding for the expanded Survival and Recovery Assistance Program for Rice Farmers (SURE Aid).

Farm tourism gaining ground in PHL

THE PHILIPPINES’ farm tourism sites have helped boost the country’s tourism potential, as total foreign visitor arrivals attributed to agri-tourism grew by 10.24% in January to May last year.

Farm to table dining at The Pen

By Joseph L. Garcia, Reporter DON’T YOU just sometimes fantasize about throwing everything away and moving somewhere to start a farm? Well, if that fantasy...

Agricultural output grows in first quarter

The country's agricultural output for the first quarter of 2018 grew by 1.47%, boosted by gains in the crops, livestock and poultry subsectors, Philippine...

Agriculture trade deficit narrows in Q3

By Mark T. Amoguis, Researcher THE TRADE DEFICIT in agriculture commodities narrowed in the third quarter, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said on Friday. Data from...

Farm dep’t signals shift in focus to meeting domestic demand

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said the farm industry’s export focus is overdone, resulting in an underserved domestic market. “Right now we are too focused...

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...

Davao City mixed-use zoning ordinance creating problems for farms caught in...

DAVAO CITY -- The revised Davao City Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) and Zoning Ordinance, which was approved in 2013, has created confusion and...

S. African private army protects world’s largest rhino farm

NORTH WEST PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA — The world’s largest rhino farm looks like a vast fortress and is guarded by a private army.   At night...