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BANANA exports totaled 3.593 million metric tons (MT) in the first 10 months of 2019, up nearly 41% from a year earlier, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.
THE fisheries industry continued its lobbying for the establishment of a Department of Fisheries, saying a dedicated Cabinet-level office will better promote the sector’s development.
DAMAGE TO agriculture from Typhoon Tisoy (international name: Kammuri, was estimated at P3.67 billion, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said.
THE restructuring of the coconut industry should focus on extracting value-added from all parts of the tree, while farmers should be allowed to tap whatever market opportunities present themselves, including selling trees for lumber, an expert said.
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said it will offer financial assistance to hog farmers who file early reports about possible African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreaks in their herds, to reduce the possibility of diseased pigs making it to market.
THE PHILIPPINE Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) said it is studying how to reduce losses in the sweet potato harvest to reduce damage to the produce, which depresses the prices farmers can obtain.
THE Philippine nickel industry expects expanded production next year to fill the gap left by Indonesia’s nickel ore export ban to between 40 and 50 million wet metric tons (WMT) of ore, possibly accompanied by higher prices due to supply concerns.
PRICES of fish have gone up during the closed fishing season, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said on Thursday.
AT least 12 people died after Typhoon Kammuri battered several provinces south of the Philippine capital this week, police said yesterday as the storm left the country.
THE Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. (PSE) on Wednesday released proposed amendments to its voluntary delisting rules, as it seeks to protect minority shareholders.
THE Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) board has decided not to lift the ban on exports of mature coconuts as copra prices improve and to support the country’s plan to enhance value-adding activities for the commodity, Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar said on Tuesday.
MINING companies are encouraged to work with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to come up with new innovations to help the local mining industry grow and be more competitive.
COLLIERS International Philippines said it is seeing a “sustained” property market over the next two years, fueled by growth in private construction backed by increasing public infrastructure spending.
GOLD PRICES are expected to remain at about $1,450 per ounce (oz) in the next three to six months into 2020, supported by the precious metal’s safe-haven value in the face of the US-China trade war, Brexit, and unrest in various parts of the world, including major gold market Hong Kong, Fitch Solutions Macro Research said in its Commodity Price Forecast.
CENTURY Pacific Food, Inc. (CNPF), maker of Century Tuna and Argentina corned beef, is expanding into coconut products with the introduction of its own brand Coco Mama Fresh Gata.
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with South Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF) to collaborate in fisheries management and trade.
XIN YE Precious Metal Technology Co. Ltd. on Monday launched its first $1-million gold processing facility in Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte.
NICKEL prices are expected to gradually increase between 2020 and 2022 due to tight supply as a result of the export ban imposed by Indonesia, the mineral’s top producer, and the growing demand from the automotive industry, Fitch Solutions Macro Research said.
THE Philippine Nickel Industry Association (PNIA) is projecting stronger production in 2020 on the back of a nickel export ban by Indonesia and higher prices.
BANANA growers are pushing the government to help bring down high tariffs imposed by South Korea on their produce as rival banana producers erode the industry’s share of its third most-important market.
AN arm of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said it is hoping to raise farmers’ incomes by using waste material from the pineapple-growing progress to make specialty paper that can replace plastic packaging.
THE National Food Authority (NFA) said it has procured 11.52 million bags of palay, or unmilled rice, as of Nov. 20, amid the ongoing rice harvest.
BAGUIO CITY — Philex Mining Corp. said the initial stages of development of its Silangan gold and copper project in Surigao del Norte could be delayed if it canot raise $350 million in financing by the first half of 2020.
SAN MIGUEL Corp. (SMC) said it conducted pilot tests on the first road in the Philippines made from recycled plastics, to help address the country’s plastic waste problem.
BAGUIO CITY -- Baguio City hopes to close all small-scale mines within city limits by the first half of 2020 as an environmental-protection measure.
SUSPENSION of rice importation amid the ongoing harvest, as ordered by President Rodrigo R. Duterte, should have no impact on inflation, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno said on Wednesday.
GLOBAL Ferronickel Holdings, Inc. (GFNI) agreed to ship one million wet metric tons (WMT) of ore to Baosteel Resources International Co. Ltd. in 2020.