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Caraga farmers to pursue onion production

BUTUAN CITY, May 17 -- Farmers from San Francisco, Agusan del Sur are optimistic that onion production in their town will be a profitable venture. The farmers recently underwent training on "Good Agr.....»»

Category: newsSource: philippinetimes philippinetimesMay 17th, 2018

Caraga farmers to pursue onion production

BUTUAN CITY, May 17 -- Farmers from San Francisco, Agusan del Sur are optimistic that onion production in their town will be a profitable venture. The farmers recently underwent training on "Good Agr.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Miagaoonion Farmers Eye 520MT of Harvest

Farmers in Miagao, Iloilo look forward to a bountiful harvest of bulb onion. “The Office of the Municipal Agriculturist projected a harvest of 520 metric tons for all the PLEA (Production Loan Easy Access) program beneficiaries with an area of 80.0 hectares and average yield of 6.5 metric tons per hectare,” said April Joy Depamaylo, […] The post Miagaoonion Farmers Eye 520MT of Harvest appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMar 28th, 2018

Financing pushes onion, garlic growers to plant more

THE LACK of financing discouraged majority of onion and garlic farmers in Miagao, Iloilo from increasing their production. This is the situation until the Department of Agriculture (DA) provided them with a P20-million loan under the Production Loan Easy Access (PLEA) program. “With the easy access financing made available for Miagao farmers, we are expanding […] The post Financing pushes onion, garlic growers to plant more appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 30th, 2018

Ilocos Norte Farmers Eye Vietnamese Technology to Improve Onion Production

Ilocos Norte Farmers Eye Vietnamese Technology to Improve Onion Production.....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 1st, 2016

Coconut farmers seek support for ‘geonet’ production

BUTUAN CITY: Agusan del Norte’s coconut farmers has sought assistance from the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) for increasing geonet production in the Caraga region. The Libas Farmers Multi-Purpose Coo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 28th, 2016

Bicol urged to raise rice seed output

THE Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) said farmers in Bicol region need to produce higher-quality seed to increase access to planting material suitable to the growing conditions. PhilRice Genetics Resources Division Head Jonathan M. Niones during the Lakbay Palay Dry Season tour in Ligao City, Albay, said that increased production of quality seed is needed […] The post Bicol urged to raise rice seed output appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

SRA sees sugar production meeting local demand

Sugar Regulatory Administration assured that the Philippines will have enough sugar for the current crop year, but uncertainty now looms on whether the country will have enough sugar farmers moving forward. SRA sees sugar production meeting local demand Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) assured that the Philippines will have enough sugar for the current crop year,… link: SRA sees sugar production meeting local demand.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

Duterte orders agrarian ‘rebirth’ in PH

        President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered a "rebirth" of land reform in the country, as he directed the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to launch what he described as a second phase of the program.   Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones on Thursday echoed the instructions of the President, for the government to pursue an "aggressive" land reform program that will help alleviate the life of poor Filipino farmers.   "The word the President used is a 'renaissance' of land reform in the country," he said, adding that a relaunch of the program will focus on idle government lands.   The DAR aims to cover some 5...Keep on reading: Duterte orders agrarian ‘rebirth’ in PH.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 4th, 2018

Unilever hopes to export pickled cucumber after local-sourcing drive

By Anna Gabriela A. Mogato Reporter UNILEVER Philippines hopes to export pickled cucumber to Europe from its excess production in the Philippines as the ultimate goal of a raw-material local-sourcing initiative. Unilever Asia Pacific Ltd. Cluster Procurement Manager Mervin C. Yapan said that the export threshold will be reached when its suppliers, smallholder farmers in […] The post Unilever hopes to export pickled cucumber after local-sourcing drive appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 29th, 2018

Mr. President, the culprits are cash crops and real estate nabobs

MARLEN V. RONQUILLO The conversion of rice lands into cash crop production areas is at the root of the country’s failure to attain rice self-sufficiency, according to President Duterte. Partly true. Cash crops with a ready market and with a production cycle shorter than three months are preferred by farmers in many of the country’s… link: Mr. President, the culprits are cash crops and real estate nabobs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 8th, 2018

Mr. President, the culprits are cash crops and real estate nabobs

The conversion of rice lands into cash crop production areas is at the root of the country’s failure to attain rice self-sufficiency, according to President Duterte. Partly true. Cash crops with a ready market and with a production cycle shorter than three months are preferred by farmers in many of the country’s traditional rice-farming areas. [...] The post Mr. President, the culprits are cash crops and real estate nabobs appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 7th, 2018

Shift from vegetable to coffee improves lives of farmers in Davao Sur village

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 April) – They used to borrow money from traders to finance their vegetable farms, and most of their income went to pay for their debts. After going into coffee production, however, the economic condition of farmers in Sitio Pluto, Barangay Balutakay in Bansalan, Davao del Sur has changed for the […] The post Shift from vegetable to coffee improves lives of farmers in Davao Sur village appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 5th, 2018

2 cold storage facilities to rise in Nueva Ecija

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) is set to construct two cold storage facilities in Bongabon, Nueva Ecija to help onion farmers in the town maximize their produce. During.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018

San Carlos entreps get boost on coconut crafts production

BACOLOD. Some of the 24 members of two farmers and fisherfolk associations from Barangays San Juan and Ermita in San Carlos City who completed the six-day skills training on coco crafts production.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018

Resurrection of PH coffee sector pushed

  BAGUIO CITY---For the past decade, farmers have struggled to supply at least a tenth of the country's demand for coffee, the world's second most traded commodity. In 2017, the country produced 28.5 million kilograms of coffee. However, the output represented just 6.8 percent of the 417 million kg of coffee consumed in the same year, said Myrna Pablo, national coordinator of the government's coffee industry cluster, citing a December 2017 report of the foreign agricultural service of the US Department of Agriculture. "There has been a steady increase in the number of coffee consumers for more than a decade but the production trend has remained flat," she said during th...Keep on reading: Resurrection of PH coffee sector pushed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 31st, 2018

Who is No. 1? Top college player often not top NBA prospect

By Aaron Beard, Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke’s Marvin Bagley III, Arizona’s Deandre Ayton and Oklahoma’s Trae Young are certainly high NBA draft picks, one of them could easily be the top overall selection. Still, that doesn’t make any of them the best player in college basketball. That’s a different question. Villanova’s Jalen Brunson is a leading candidate to be anointed the national college player of the year. While several freshmen will likely hear their names called as one of the top-five draft picks, Brunson has been the man in college. And Brunson has NBA talent at the helm of a team playing in this weekend’s Final Four in San Antonio, but recently there seems to be a disconnect between college production and NBA potential. “I think it’s hard for players to figure that out,” Villanova coach Jay Wright said. “Like, ‘Hey, I’m one of the best players in college basketball, how can I not be a first-round draft pick?’ There’s just a big difference between what the NBA guys think they want to use draft picks for and who’s the best player in college basketball.” For years, those two things seemed intertwined. Ten of the 19 different players named The Associated Press college player of the year between 1980-2000 — Virginia’s Ralph Sampson won three times — became the No. 1 overall NBA draft pick, including Sampson, Georgetown’s Patrick Ewing, Navy’s David Robinson, LSU’s Shaquille O’Neal and Wake Forest’s Tim Duncan. But in the years since, only three players — Utah’s Andrew Bogut in 2005, Oklahoma’s Blake Griffin in 2009 and Kentucky’s Anthony Davis in 2012 — have been AP player of the year and the No. 1 overall pick. Last year’s AP winner, Frank Mason III of Kansas, was a second-round draft pick. This year’s leading contenders include possible No. 1 draft picks in Ayton and Bagley, along with a potential top-10 pick in Young, while Brunson could be a second-rounder like Mason. The shorter college careers of top players can explain some of that change. Formerly, they routinely developed over three- and four-year stays that offered a clearer picture of player potential. Now, as top prospects stick around only a year or maybe two, that evaluation has changed. “There’s less of an emphasis on college productivity,” said ESPN analyst Dino Gaudio, Wake Forest’s head coach from 2007-10. “Is it a factor? Sure it is, but it is less of a factor than what it was many years ago because of the one-and-done [rule] and how early kids can come out. “I think the word is projection. I think that’s the biggest word.” Brunson is still playing in the Final Four as the top-seeded Wildcats pursue a second national championship in three seasons. Bagley helped the Blue Devils reach the Elite Eight before losing in overtime to Kansas, while Ayton and Young both suffered first-round losses. The AP named its All-America team Tuesday, with Brunson and Kansas’ Devonte’ Graham joining Bagley, Ayton and Young on the first team. The AP names its player of the year Thursday in San Antonio. Ayton is an athletic 7'1" freshman with power and a soft shooting touch, averaging 20.1 points and 11.6 rebounds. Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley said Ayton “may be the best big I’ve seen in college as a player or coach” — high praise considering Hurley played against O’Neal and Michigan’s Chris Webber, and alongside Christian Laettner at Duke. “He’s a once-in-a-generation player,” Arizona coach Sean Miller said. “I doubt if I’ll coach anyone like him again.” Bagley, a 6'11" forward, has the wingspan to score over defenders, rebound through traffic and step out to the arc, making him the Atlantic Coast Conference’s leading scorer (21.1) and rebounder (11.5). The 6'2" Young led the country in scoring (27.4) and assists (8.7), including games of 48 points and a Division I record-tying 22 assists. “You’re trying to develop as an individual, you’re trying to win as many games as a team,” Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said. “If you can do all those things well, as Trae has done, you’re going to position yourself well.” Ayton and Young have declared for the draft, while Bagley has yet to make the expected official. And there are several other freshmen looking like potential lottery picks, including Mo Bamba from Texas and Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr. (who was injured nearly all year) along with possible one-and-done guard Collin Sexton of Alabama. Meanwhile, there’s Brunson, the steady 6'3" junior leading a team that spent a national-best eight weeks atop the Top 25. He averages 19.2 points and shoots 53 percent, though he lacks elite athleticism and isn’t regarded as the best pro prospect on his team (that would be 6'7" junior Mikal Bridges). “So is Jalen Brunson the best player in college basketball?” Gaudio said. “For me, I think so. And I think he is a great college player. Will he be one of the top five picks in the draft? No, because it’s so heavily weighted on how these guys can impact a team at the next level. And so much of that is related to athleticism, how high their ceiling is.” ___ AP Basketball Writer John Marshall in Phoenix; and AP Sports Writers Cliff Brunt in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Dan Gelston in Philadelphia; contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 28th, 2018

Capitol Equips Coco Farmers to Scale-Up Production, Increase Yield

Hoping to achieve their hopes of better crop production, a farmers’ association in Toledo City considers the farming equipment they received from the Provincial Government as the answer to their prayers. “Among gilauman nga mudako ang among production, ma-promote namo ang among produkto ug mas mudako pa ang market,” says Emelinda Nelmida, president of the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 28th, 2018

NFA urged to buy more rice

Industry groups are urging the National Food Authority (NFA) to buy more rice to augment its buffer stock and stabilize prices. According to Bantay Bigas and Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura (Sinag), NFA's goal to buy 6 million bags or about 300,000 metric tons (MT) of palay from local farmers this year corresponds to just 1.6 percent of the country's total palay production. The agency, however, is mandated to buy at least 10 percent of total local production to help stabilize rice prices and maintain a healthy buffer. "How can the NFA boost its buffer stock with such meager target procurement? NFA should increase its palay procurement at better prices to stabilize the market ...Keep on reading: NFA urged to buy more rice.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Onion farmers affected by armyworms to get aid

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Philippines —The provincial government is ready to assist onion farmers affected by the armyworm infestation......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 4th, 2018

Sugar workers turning to construction work for better pay — SRA

        The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) is trying to find ways to keep the sugar industry alive as more and more farmers shift to working in other industries with better pay.   In an interview with SRA administrator Hermenegildo Serafica, he said the agency had to make adjustments on its production outlook this year as reports from different provinces showed the country's sugar producers are gradually leaving the sector.   "Almost all our milling districts right now are affected with the infrastructure project, especially the cane cutters. If you are a cane cutter, you will opt to work in the 'Build, Build, Build' since the ...Keep on reading: Sugar workers turning to construction work for better pay — SRA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2018