22 July 2019

  • Duterte told to roll out better farm policies
    Experts are urging President Duterte to use his fourth State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday to push for better agricultural policies, as well as Charter change to further boost the country’s economic growth. Bold reforms will address the structural weaknesses of Philippine economy, including low agricultural productivity and anemic agricultural growth, according to […]
  • House urged to review rice trade liberalization law
    By Jovee Marie N. dela Cruz  & Rea Cu The Magsasaka party-list is calling on the House of Representatives to conduct an immediate review of the implementation of the rice trade liberalization law when the first regular session of Congress opens on Monday. In House Resolution 21, Party-list Rep. Argel Joseph Cabatbat of Magsasaka said […]
  • PHL, Turkey to launch training program for BARMM farmers
    The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Thursday said the Philippines and Turkey will launch a joint exchange program to train leaders and farmers of the newly created Bangsamoro region on modern agricultural methods. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said in a statement that Turkey, through its Ambassador to the Philippines Artemiz Sumer, has agreed to […]
  • Rhinos come to the bond market, and other species may follow
    The planned sale of a rhino impact bond, aimed at growing the population of the endangered black rhino, is seen by its backers as a test for the creation of a conservation debt market that could be used for everything from protecting species facing extinction to preserving wildlife areas. The sale next year of the […]
  • Group eyes filing of case vs DBM over rice fund
    A farmers group said it would pursue the filing of a case against the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) before the Ombudsman if it will not release P10 billion for the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) this year. Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) National Manager Raul Q. Montemayor said his group will make good […]

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