Industry News

Science-based data to secure crops amid uncertain climate

Sunday, 13 August 2017 00:00

Even crop-insurance system must adapt to climate change. In the Philippines, where an average of 20 typhoons occur annually, coupled with flooding and followed by severe drought, crop-damage assessment becomes more complicated.

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Butuan rural women train on root crops processing

Thursday, 10 August 2017 00:00

BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 10 -- The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) in Caraga recently conducted a training on root crops processing in support to Gender and Development (GAD) held at San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila Pastoral Center, Ampayon, this city.

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Zamboanga farmers boost rice and rubber production

Thursday, 10 August 2017 00:00

ZAMBOANGA, Aug. 10 -- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), through the support from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), recently launched two of its provincial projects under the Project ConVERGE (Convergence on Value Chain Enhancement for Rural Growth and Empowerment) in the areas of Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur.

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Perhaps, some hope for Phl agriculture

Tuesday, 08 August 2017 00:00

Perhaps buoyed by the surprising positive performance of Philippine agriculture in the first quarter of 2017, there seems to be some blooming of optimism among our civil servants at the Department of Agriculture (DA). It’s been some time since any good news has come to this sector of the economy.

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