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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

Catanduanes to set up trading center to boost its crab industry

VIRAC, Catanduanes (PIA) - In a bid to promote the crab industry in this island province, the provincial government of Catanduanes will construct a two-storey Mangrove Crab Trading Center.Th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 16th, 2018

Better PHL-China ties expected to boost construction

IMPROVED BILATERAL relations between the Philippines and China will boost the construction industry, according to the Fitch Group’s research arm, as it raised its forecast for that sector......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 16th, 2018

Catanduanes to set up trading center to boost its crab industry

VIRAC, Catanduanes (PIA) - In a bid to promote the crab industry in this island province, the provincial government of Catanduanes will construct a two-storey Mangrove Crab Trading Center.Th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 16th, 2018

Fitch: Warmer ties with China a boost to Philippines’ construction industry

Increased Chinese involvement in Philippine infrastructure projects would be supportive of the country’s construction industry, a Fitch Group unit said, as President Rodrigo Duterte cozies up to China in a bid to secure billions of dollars in backing for mega-projects......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

12-m farmers, fishermen get big boost with P122-b Agri budget

12-m farmers, fishermen get big boost with P122-b Agri budget.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

Fiber industry regulator to distribute free abaca planting material

THE Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA) expects to distribute for free to abaca farmers planting materials that can produce up to 54.4 million abaca plants......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

DA Hands Out P16-M Worth of Aid to Boost Income of Albay Farmers

Farmers’ associations in Albay province expect to get a boost in agricultural production from the farm inputs and implements donated by the Department of Agriculture in Bicol (DA-5). DA-5 information officer Annielyn L. Baleza said the assistance is part of DA’s support to Albayano farmers’ effort to uplift the quality of their lives. Seed varieties […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

Facial scanning introduced to track livestock as China modernizes pork industry

Swine farms across China may soon be empowered by new pig face recognition technology, allowing farmers to track, feed and manage their livestock. Yingzi Technology, a Guangdong-based company, is using…READ The post Facial scanning introduced to track livestock as China modernizes pork industry appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

Negros sustains bid for ‘green’ island in 13th organic festival

BACOLOD CITY –The four-day 13th Negros Island Organic Farmers Festival started on Wednesday in a continuing bid of the Negrenses for a green island through organic agriculture. Negros Occidental Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino said there is a need to further maximize the island’s potential to further develop the organic farming industry. In Negros Occidental alone, […] The post Negros sustains bid for ‘green’ island in 13th organic festival appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Farm sector gets policy boost from BSP, stakeholders

The agriculture sector only has access to a small fraction of the Philippine banking system resources despite accounting for almost a tenth of the local economy and employing a tenth of the Filipino population, the central bank said on Friday. Given this, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas wants financial institutions and agricultural firms to explore new ways of making bank loans more readily available to farmers who are presently constrained from ramping up production due to funding constraints. "The percentage of loans for production and economic activity for agriculture, along with fisheries and forestry, is a paltry 2.9 percent, while the credit gap currently sits at P367 billion...Keep on reading: Farm sector gets policy boost from BSP, stakeholders.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

Underfunded agri sector gets policy boost from BSP, industry stakeholders

        Friday's forum, co-hosted with the Philippine Chamber of Agriculture and Food, Inc. (PCAFI), aims to showcase financing opportunities for banks and facilitate meaningful interaction between agri enterprises and senior bank executives toward improved agricultural financing.   The agriculture sector only has access to a small fraction of the Philippine banking system resources despite accounting for almost a tenth of the local economy and employing a tenth of the Filipino population, the central bank said on Friday.   Because of this, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) wants financial institutions and agricultural firms t...Keep on reading: Underfunded agri sector gets policy boost from BSP, industry stakeholders.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

Philippines expects exports of buko to US soon

In a potential boost to the country’s coconut industry, green coconut or buko and other fibers are likely to be exported soon to the US......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 17th, 2018

Mga magsasaka sa Caraga, tumanggap ng titulo ng lupa at mga kagamitan

BUTUAN CITY, Nob. 9 (PIA) - Bakas ang tuwa ng mga farmers sa Caraga region nang kanilang natanggap ang Certificate of Land Ownership Award (CLOA) mula sa Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Caraga.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Mga magsasaka sa Caraga, tumanggap ng titulo ng lupa at mga kagamitan

BUTUAN CITY, Nob. 9 (PIA) - Bakas ang tuwa ng mga farmers sa Caraga region nang kanilang natanggap ang Certificate of Land Ownership Award (CLOA) mula sa Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Caraga.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Lopez: ‘Build Build Build’ to boost trade, investment

THE government’s “Build Build Build” infrastructure program will help facilitate greater trade and investment in the Philippines, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said on Thursday. At the Philippine Construction Industry Congress...READ MORE The post Lopez: ‘Build Build Build’ to boost trade, investment appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018