October 5, 2016 10:53 am· Comments Off on Region 8 eyes massive cacao expansion in 6 years
TACLOBAN CITY, Oct. 5 –- Intensified intervention for cacao planting in Eastern Visayas is expected to raise the production of dried cacao beans to 5,000 metric tons (MT) in 2022, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said.
October 5, 2016 10:53 am· Comments Off on DA developing Negros Occidental as pilot area for community-based coffee processing enterprise
BACOLOD CITY, Oct. 4 — The Department of Agriculture-Philippine Center for Postharvest Development (DA-PhilMech) is developing Negros Occidental as a model site for community-based coffee processing enterprise.
October 5, 2016 10:53 am· Comments Off on US agri unit remains committed in assisting coffee production in Mindanao
By Digna D. Banzon
DAVAO CITY, Oct. 4 (PNA) — The Agricultural Cooperative Development International/Volunteers on Overseas Cooperative Assistance (ACDI/VOCA) of the United States Department of Agriculture remains committed in assisting coffee production in Mindanao being one of the top of the three high-value crops that are covered under the Mindanao Productivity in Agricultural Commerce and Trade (MinPACT). The other two products are cacao and coconut.
October 5, 2016 10:53 am· Comments Off on Victorias City unveils P5-million organic trading post
BACOLOD CITY, Oct. 4 — Mayor Frederick Francis Palanca led Monday the unveiling of the P5-million Organic Market and Pasalubong Center of Victorias City in Negros Occidental.
October 5, 2016 10:53 am· Comments Off on DA sees higher income for Region 8 farmers from duck raising
By Danica-Ann M. Ultado
TACLOBAN CITY, Oct. 4 (PNA) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) regional office here and the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) have set aside Php 3.5 million to promote duck raising in Eastern Visayas.
October 5, 2016 10:53 am· Comments Off on Coffee confab set in Davao City
DAVAO CITY, Oct. 4 — The 9th Philippine Coffee Summit is set to kick-off next week, October 12 to 13 at SMX Convention Center, SMX Lanang which will be facilitated by the Philippine Coffee Board, Incorporated (PCBI) with the support of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Department of Agriculture (DA).
October 5, 2016 10:53 am· Comments Off on PCA allocates P235M, embarks on aggressive treatment of 'cocolisap' in Basilan
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Oct. 4 –- The national government is optimistic of being able to contain within 60 days the infestation of the coconut scale insects (CSI) also known as "cocolisap" in Basilan province.
October 5, 2016 10:53 am· Comments Off on China super rice yields positive result in Ilocos Nortes field trial
LAOAG CITY, Oct. 4 — A hybrid super rice variety from china found its new home in Ilocos Norte province with its successful field trial initially planted on a three-hectare lot in Der ap sub village of Saoit, Burgos, Ilocos Norte.
October 5, 2016 10:53 am· Comments Off on Chicago agricultural commodities settle mixed
CHICAGO, Oct. 4 — Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) grains futures close mixed on Monday, with corn and soybean futures rising while wheat declining after Friday's quarterly grain stockpiles report.
June 18, 2016 1:59 am· Comments Off on PhilMech bares list of Agrinnovation technologies ready for mass adoption
By Cielito M. Reganit
MANILA, June 17 (PNA) — The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) bared on Friday seven technologies for different agricultural commodities and two technologies specifically for soybeans that it has developed in the past three to four years that are now ready for mass adoption by farmers and agribusiness entrepreneurs.