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THE Department of Agriculture (DA) has set its production target for palay, or unmilled rice, at 19.6 million metric tons (MT) for 2020, with production receiving a boost from seed distribution backed by the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF).
THE Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) is inviting bidders to offer consulting services for the rehabilitation of the Lucena City fishport, as well as the construction of fish ports in Davao and Iloilo.
METRO MANILA’S office space is expected to grow by 5% this year, with Makati City accounting for most of the supply, a property consultant said, while pointing to demand as continuing to be driven by offshore gaming operators.
THE AVERAGE farmgate price of palay, or unmilled rice, declined 0.1% week-on-week to P15.55 per kilogram (kg) in the fifth week of November, breaking a two-week run of gains, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.
THE DEATH toll from typhoon Ursula (international name: Phanfone) has risen to 28 as authorities continue to take stock of the devastation in central areas of the Philippines.
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) hopes to elevate agricultural production growth to 4% by 2022 with a package of measures promoting the development of small businesses and financial assistance to farmers.
THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved Arthaland Corp.’s shelf registration for ASEAN Green Bonds of up to P6 billion.
AGRICULTURE Secretary William D. Dar said that the Department of Agriculture (DA) will be requesting in January the release of P2-billion in funds budgeted to set up border quarantine facilities in selected ports of entry.
PRODUCTION of palay, or unmilled rice, in the fourth quarter is estimated at 7.70 million metric tons (MMT), up 7.6% year-on-year, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.
THE national rice inventory was estimated at 2.962 million metric tons (MT) as of Nov. 1, down 1.3% from a year earlier, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.
THE DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has streamlined the process for acquiring environmental compliance certificates (ECCs) for projects under the “Build, Build, Build” program.
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) and government banks have agreed on the mechanisms for disbursing P5,000 worth of cash assistance to rice farmers most affected by the decline in the price of palay, or unmilled rice, due to the Rice Tariffication Law, with payouts to start Dec. 23.
THE Philippines and Indonesia have signed a partnership to upgrade the skills of Filipino coffee farmers in order to boost their productivity, industry officials said.
PILIPINAS Shell Petroleum Corp.’s social investment arm Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc. (PSFI) has partnered with an oil and fats manufacturer to provide coconut farmers in Quezon province more possible income streams from their harvest’s byproduct.
THE PHILIPPINE Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) clarified on Friday that the manufacturing plant that burned down early December is not a PEZA-registered firm nor is it located within the Cavite Economic Zone (CEZ).
SUGAR PRODUCTION in the Philippines for crop year 2019/2020 is projected to reach 2.1 million tons amid higher domestic consumption and as local prices remain higher than global levels, Fitch Solutions Macro Research said in its industry trend analysis.
THE PHILIPPINE Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the full acquisition of Hitachi Terminals Mechatronics Philippines Corp. by Japanese firm Mikuni Toyo Co., Ltd. as the transaction is not seen to lessen competition in the domestic market.