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DA equips farmers to boost Caraga s mango industry

BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 10 -- To further capacitate the mango farmers of Caraga region on pest and disease management and in effect boost their production volume and quality, the Department of Agriculture (.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsAug 10th, 2018

Seaweed farmers seek government support

THE seaweed farmers in the country are seeking financial support from the government so they could boost production and cater the global demand. Max Ricohermoso chairman emeritus of the Seaweed Industry Association of the Philippines (Siap) said government assistance is more than needed now especially that the industry has grown to P20 billion. “We need… link: Seaweed farmers seek government support.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

DA Caraga, LGU unite to boost livestock industry

BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 6 -" In unity, there is strength." This is the principle that holds government livestock expert in Caraga Region to unite and conduct "bayanihan" system in serving the livestock indu.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 6th, 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

Beekeeping to boost Guimaras’ mango industry

By: Perla Lena  GUIMARAS’ drive to produce organic mangoes will get a boost from efforts to increase bee pollinators in the province. Ramon P. Marañon, chairperson of the Provincial Agricultural and Fishery Council (PAFC) of Guimaras and also a beekeeper, said they encourage mango growers to venture into beekeeping to increase pollinators not only for mangoes […] The post Beekeeping to boost Guimaras’ mango industry appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

Davao Oriental to boost cacao production

DAVAO Oriental plans to expand its cacao plantations by 15,000 hectares to further develop the cacao industry and help improve the income of the province’s cacao farmers. Some 3 million cacao seedlings will be planted under the expansion plan, prov.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 25th, 2016

Magpale: Countryside Tourism Helps Boost Cebu’s Tourism Industry

Countryside tourism is one of the main reasons for the development and growth of Cebu’s tourism industry. This was emphasized by Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale during the recently concluded three-day Cebu tourism summit and travel fair dubbed as La Vida Local. Provincial Tourism Office headed by Joselito “Boboi” Costas hosted the annual tourism summit at […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

China Telecom buys bid documents for ‘third player’ selection

CHINA Telecom Corp. Ltd. became the second foreign company to buy bid documents to become the telecommunications industry’s third entrant — the so-called “third player” — with the selection process also getting a boost after a Manila court denied a petition for a temporary restraining order (TRO) by a participant questioning the bid terms. The post China Telecom buys bid documents for ‘third player’ selection appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

WB mulls $100-million loan for Mindanao’s agriculture

THE World Bank is considering a $100-million loan to boost agricultural productivity and integration of small farmers and fisherfolk in value chains in Mindanao. The post WB mulls $100-million loan for Mindanao’s agriculture appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Philippine rice retailers can import up to 350,000 T — farm minister

MANILA — Philippine rice retailers can directly import up to 350,000 tonnes of the staple food, the country’s farm minister said on Monday, as the government seeks to further boost domestic supply and reduce high prices of the grain. The National Food Authority (NFA) has approved the proposal of the Department of Trade and Industry to […] The post Philippine rice retailers can import up to 350,000 T — farm minister appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

San Miguel plans power plants’ transition to biomass technology

SAN MIGUEL Corp. (SMC) said on Wednesday that it was planning to replace coal with rice husks to fuel its circulating fluidized bed (CFB) power plants to boost the income of farmers while the conglomerate moves towards renewable and sustainable energy generation......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

Council wants inclusion of cacao development in K to 12 program

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 Sept) — The Philippine National Cacao Industry Council is pushing for the inclusion of cacao development in the K to 12 program of the Department of Education (DepEd) in senior high school to encourage students to pursue farming amid the dwindling population of farmers in the country. “We start them young,” Department of Trade […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

Magpale, Capitol Execs Push for Implementation of Trans-Axial Highway

If the Cebu Trans-Axial Highway Development Project (CTDP) would become a reality, key officials of the Cebu Provincial Government believed the project would largely benefit the tourism industry, farmers and towns outside of Metro Cebu aside from solving traffic problems. “It’s not too late. If implemented, this would definitely solve our traffic problems,” said Cebu […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 28th, 2018

Palace moves to boost farm supply

By Arjay L. Balinbin Reporter MALACAÑANG has issued four orders, all dated Sept. 21, to help improve supply of agricultural products in the market. Administrative Order No. 13 directed the National Food Authority (NFA), the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) — in coordination with the Department of Trade and Industry… link: Palace moves to boost farm supply.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 25th, 2018

Senate passes bill giving coconut farmers greater representation in PCA board

All 18 senators presenton Mondaypassed on the final reading a measure that will provide coconut farmers greater representation in the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) board, which was tasked to manage the coco levy fund. If enacted, Senate Bill No. 1976 or the Strengthened Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) Law will amend Presidential Decree 1468 or the Revised Coconut Industry Code of 1978 --- requiring the reconstituted PCA board to have six representatives from the farmers, four from the government, and one from the industry. According to Senator Cynthia Villar, who authored the proposal, SB 1976 is the answer to concerns that farmers were not properly represented in the PCA...Keep on reading: Senate passes bill giving coconut farmers greater representation in PCA board.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

BanKo Perlas Set to Keep the Ball Rolling in Vietnam, PVL Open Conference

Following their successful stint in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Reinforced Conference, the BanKo Perlas Spikers ride on the momentum as they prepare for the back-to-back competitions in PVL Season 2 Open Conference on September 22 and the upcoming Vin Lonh tournament in Vietnam on September 28 to October 3, 2018. The BanKo Perlas Spikers will face three Vietnamese teams and a squad from Thailand in the prestigious Vietnam tournament. The team’s participation in the conference is a strategic move to train them for the different leagues, particularly the PVL Open Conference. “Banko Perlas Spikers is a fairly new team, as the girls have been playing together for just two years. Their exposure to Vin Lonh Volleyball tournament is a great opportunity for the ladies to further hone their skills, individually and as a squad,” shared Charo Soriano, Team Manager of BanKo Perlas. “While this is an overseas competition and the teams that we will be up against are considered giants, at the end of the day, we will focus on the learning and experiences. More than winning, the team is concentrated on giving a good fight every game,” Soriano added. The ladies of BanKo Perlas Spikers gave a breakthrough performance in the PVL Reinforced Conference earlier this year; with an unbeaten streak in the quarterfinals round that earned them a spot in the Final Four. This incredible feat has fortified the trust and support of their fans. Before flying off to Vietnam, the team will face Iriga-Navy and PetroGazz at the Flying V Centre, San Juan City on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. The team will return on October 6 to continue playing against the PVL teams. When asked how their supporters come into play in the team’s performance, Soriano highlighted that without their fans rallying behind the team, it will not be possible to get where they are. She also shared that their supporters are the source of their strength and in return, the squad is committed to continuously inspire and reach out to them. The team’s mindset to put their supporters first was emphasized further through their partnership with BPI Direct BanKo (BanKo), the microfinance subsidiary of Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI). Sponsoring a sports team is almost unheard of from the banking industry. BanKo, however, found the perfect marriage with the PVL third placer, who constantly get in touch with the grassroots to promote the sport. “We are a happy partner of the Banko Perlas Spikers. Their skills are undeniable, but what sets them apart is their heart to reach out to fans nationwide, even to those who barely have access to their matches. This is well aligned with BanKo’s vision to make financial services more accessible to everyone,” stated BanKo president Jerome Minglana. “As they compete on Vietnamese courts representing our country, regardless of the outcome, it will only ignite and empower the team's loyal supporters and boost the local Volleyball further.  BanKo is equally excited to witness this exciting journey unfold,” Minglana concluded.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Domestic chocolate processors propping up cacao industry

DAVAO CITY -- Domestic processors of cacao, some of which are operated by farmers themselves, have propped up bean prices, offering a safety net for growers at a time of fluctuating global prices for the commodity. The post Domestic chocolate processors propping up cacao industry appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

Landbank allots funding to encourage more young agripreneurs

Government-run Land Bank of the Philippines has started a new credit facility that aims to draw more young Filipinos to the local agriculture sector in a bid to boost growth and ensure sustainability of the farm industry......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

Capitol Pushes for Agri Tourism, Seen to Augment Income for Farmers

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of Cebu on Tuesday, Aug. 28, approved the move to make agricultural tourism as part of the Cebu Provincial Government’s leading industry, seen to promote a fresh farmer product that will generate additional income for the agricultural sector. Farm tourism, the growing subsector of tourism industry, will be included soon in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

Davao growers hope to raise coffee quality

DAVAO CITY — The Davao Region coffee industry is targeting farmers in a bid to increase quality awareness among growers, allowing them to grow their incomes. The post Davao growers hope to raise coffee quality appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018

Running in the city s a breeze with shoe brand s latest release

A global sports brand has released what could be the perfect shoe when running in the city. After introducing a limited release black and white colourway in early July, adidas Running has unveiled PureBOOST GO, a silhouette created especially for the street runner.  Designed for changing directions, the highly adaptive shoe offers a running experience that makes your workout in urban streetscapes thrilling but comfortable. The shoe features a wider forefoot platform for increased forefoot stability during multi-directional movements.  A deconstructed circular knit upper, crafted from a breathable fabric, improves flexibility and freedom The full-length BOOST midsole, adidas’ industry-defining technology, offers runners endless energy return.  "There’s nothing more thrilling than running the streets through my city. It’s exciting because it’s raw and unpredictable and discovering the city in this way is totally unique," Captain of adidas Runners New York City Kwasi Kessie said.  The hero colourway of adidas PureBOOST Go (P6.000) in charcoal is available to purchase globally on adidas.com. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018