• PHL sugar output down 11.3%
    Philippine raw-sugar output in the current crop year (CY) has reached 1.584 million metric tons (MMT) as of April 1, 11.3 percent lower than the 1.786 MMT recorded a year ago, the latest data from the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) showed. Preliminary data released by the SRA showed that raw-sugar production from September 1, 2017 […]
  • DA to scrap ‘corruption prone’ farm subsidies program
    The Department of Agriculture (DA) will establish an “accessible” financing scheme for farmers and fishermen instead of giving them subsidies to curtail corruption and fast-track project implementation. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol made the pronouncement after President Duterte gave his nod to the DA’s proposal to forego its subsidies program “which has been marked with […]
  • DAR turns over postharvest facilities to corn farmers
    Farmers belonging to five different organizations in the town of Libungan, North Cotabato province have received corn postharvest facilities worth P1.59 million, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) said. Implemented through the Mindanao Sustainable Agrarian and Agriculture Development Project (MinSAAD), a foreign-assisted project under the DAR, the provision of the postharvest facilities will benefit 250 […]
  • Imports boost PHL frozen-pork inventory in March–report
    The country’s frozen-pork inventory as of March 26 expanded by 88.78 percent to 23,852.88 metric tons (MT), from 12,634.95 MT recorded in the same period last year, data from the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) showed. Recent data published by the NMIS also showed that the latest frozen-pork inventory was 5.77 percent higher than the […]
  • Palm oil battling image problem, seeks to tap green-energy demand
    Japanese scientists are encouraging Southeast Asia’s palm-oil producers to chop down trees to help save forests. Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (Jircas) and IHI Enviro Corp., a subsidiary of IHI Corp., have developed a way to process scrapped palm trees into methane gas and wood pellets to be sold as feedstock to power […]

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