15 December 2019

  • Govt trains more rice farmers under RCEF-backed program
    The Department of Agriculture (DA) said 22 batches of rice planters are currently undergoing training on seed production and machine operation to improve their productivity and help them compete against their Southeast Asian counterparts. The government is training farmers through the Rice Extension Services Program (RESP), a key component of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund. […]
  • UN: Asia-Pacific countries must take urgent steps to meet zero-hunger goal
    Countries in Asia-Pacific, including the Philippines, must work double time if they are to meet the United Nations’ goal of wiping out hunger by 2030, according to a new report which examined the food security and nutrition in the region. UN agencies said 3 million undernourished people in Asia-Pacific must be lifted out of hunger […]
  • Taiwan leans on R&D to expand fish exports
    Taiwan is exploiting its advantage in research and development (R&D) to further develop its fishery sector and create more products from certain fish species, such as tilapia (St. Peter’s fish). Taiwan’s technique in cultivating tilapia is originally from the Philippines. While it is a known tuna-consuming nation, Taiwan has developed and put into practice various […]
  • ‘Tisoy’ damage to agri hits P1.93 billion
    The value of crops and other agricultural products destroyed by Typhoon Tisoy international code name Kammuri) has climbed to P1.93 billion, the Department of Agriculture (DA) reported on Thursday. As of 8 a.m. of December 5, the DA said the damages and losses covered a total of 47,639 hectares of agricultural areas in Calabarzon, Bicol […]
  • IRRI, government tap cloud computing for rice database
    The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) have unveiled a comprehensive database that can help policy-makers and researchers create new knowledge to improve rice production. Dubbed Ricestats Database, Irri said it intends to create a reference resource by using ontology to combine data into a one-stop accessible database […]

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