Industry News

Rice grain bug leaves P1.7M in damage to rice fields

Saturday, 04 November 2017 00:00

THE Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) on Friday reported crop production losses worth about P1.7 million due to rice grain bug infestation in southern Negros Occidental.

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Low-hanging fruits in the rehabilitation of Marawi

Saturday, 04 November 2017 00:00

The announcement this week by Henry Lim that SL Agritech Corporation, the region’s leading hybrid rice breeder, is partnering with the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) regional government, Go Negosyo and the Department of Agriculture (DA) to develop a 50-hectare model rice village around Marawi is precisely the kind of private sector initiative needed to exploit the low-hanging fruits in building better in war-torn Lanao del Sur.

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ASEAN business to unveil mentorship program for MSMEs

Friday, 03 November 2017 00:00

An initial 180 ASEAN business mentors, who will help micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) of the region scale up, will be formally organized with the launch the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network (AMEN) during the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ABIS) here.

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Mitigation, adaptation measures to disaster prone farms introduced

Wednesday, 01 November 2017 00:00

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- The Benguet State University (BSU) through the Climate Smart Agriculture Center (CSAC), one of the centers of BSU under the Vice president for Research and Extension will be introducing mitigation and adaptation measures to disaster prone areas in Bokod and Kabayan Benguet. Funded by the World Food Programme (WFP), the project aims to come up with farmers who are champions of disaster preparedness and climate change mitigation and adaptation and to develop resilient farms. The project will start this October 2017.

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