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PCAFI launches produce ordering mobile application

CONSUMERS can now purchase farm produce directly from farmers with the launch of a mobile application by the Philippine Chamber of Agriculture and Food...

RCEF farmer training programs to continue despite pandemic

TRAINING programs for farmers under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) will continue after being redesigned to minimize health risks amid the coronavirus disease...

Farmers and fisherfolk share Covid-19 stories from the field

Food security is becoming a problem as the country passes its 60-day lockdown mark. Farmers and fisherfolk share their stories in a Greenpeace-organized webinar as stakeholders look for possible solutions.

Farmers rue broken promises on rice import ban

FARMERS said the government has been inconsistent in its policy statements after it backed down from an earlier announcement suspending rice imports in order to prop up farmer incomes during the harvest.

Optimizing agri sector’s potential through tech

By Mark Louis F. Ferrolino, Special Features Writer The Philippines continues to exhibit a stellar economic performance in recent years, making it one of the fastest-growing...

LANDBANK kicks off Financial Inclusion Caravan 2019

Continuing its commitment to promote greater financial inclusion, especially among the unbanked and underserved communities, the Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) kicked off...

Villar asks DBM to allot P10 billion annually for rice farmers

Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food chairperson Cynthia A. Villar requested that the Department of Budget and Management to allocate additional funds for rice...

DAR to distribute land titles to nearly 400 farmers in Quezon

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) will be distributing land titles to around 386 farmers in the Quezon province on Wednesday, May 2. Agrarian Reform...

DA aims to fast track funds release to assist farmers, fishermen

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is eyeing to fast track the shift from providing subsidies to easy-access financing to hasten the development in the...

Coffee farmers thrive despite challenges

The changing and extreme weather conditions continue to pose a challenge to farmers all over the country but members of the Masiag Farmers and...

Fearless farmers defy Mayon Volcano anger

AS BLISTERING lava spews from the seething volcano nearby, Philippine farmer Jay Balindang leads his buffalo through the ash-strewn paddy fields of the no-go...

Agrarian reform beneficiaries seek DoJ help in claims against Tadeco

BANANA FARMERS and industry workers yesterday trooped to the Department of Justice (DoJ) office in Metro Manila to press for the awarding of land...

Gov’t’s countryside focus brings optimism for rural lenders

The government's move to focus on provinces is expected to help rural banks boost productivity of farmers. (AFP) by Imee Charlee C. Delavin, Reporter The Duterte...

New weather insurance aids farmers

By Francis Anthony T. Valentin, Special Features Writer Filipino farmers are mostly old, have little or no education, live a hand-to-mouth existence, but continue to toil,...