Ethiopia faces health challenges from El Niño — WHO

December 8, 2015 by · Comments Off on Ethiopia faces health challenges from El Niño — WHO 

GENEVA, Dec. 8 — With Ethiopia in the grip of its worst drought over the last 30 years, the World Health Organization (WHO) Monday said the country has faced health challenges due to El Niño.

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Tourism stakeholders called to conserve water

December 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on Tourism stakeholders called to conserve water 

BAGUIO CITY, Dec. 1 — The Department of Tourism (DOT) Cordillera Regional Office is calling on all tourism stakeholders and partners to help conserve water in light of the El Niño Phenomenon.

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(News Feature)Brown rice consumption reduces rice wastage

November 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on (News Feature)Brown rice consumption reduces rice wastage 

By Filane Mikee Z. Cervantes

MANILA, Nov. 9 (PNA) — With around Php 27 million worth of rice going down the drain daily due to food wastage, Filipinos are encouraged to consume brown rice and be responsible rice consumers in observance of the National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM) this November.

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Guimaras town steps up watermelon production amid El Niño threats

November 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on Guimaras town steps up watermelon production amid El Niño threats 

ILOILO CITY, Nov 10 — Farmers in Sibunag town in Guimaras are slowly shifting to high-value crop production from rice production as El Niño continues to threaten the waterless municipality.

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Cordillera region expected to feel El Niño effects in 2016

November 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on Cordillera region expected to feel El Niño effects in 2016 

BAGUIO CITY, Nov. 10 — The Department of Agriculture (DA) Cordillera Regional Office is designing plans that will suit the needs of the farmers and other agricultural stakeholders to combat the effects of the El Niño phenomenon which is expected to affect the region next year.

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Rainfed rice farmers have until Oct. 31 to insure crops

October 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on Rainfed rice farmers have until Oct. 31 to insure crops 

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 27 — Rice farmers in rainfed areas have until end of October this year to have their crops insured with the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC), according to Clarence Jereza, said PCIC’s marketing and sales division.

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DOT-6 to launch contest advocating water conservation

October 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on DOT-6 to launch contest advocating water conservation 

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 22 -– The Department of Tourism-6 is set to launch a contest that will encourage water conservation among communities in Western Visayas.

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Negros Occidental self-sufficient in aquaculture products – PSA

September 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on Negros Occidental self-sufficient in aquaculture products – PSA 

BACOLOD CITY, Sept. 10 — Negros Occidental continues to be self-sufficient in aquaculture products as it maintains an average production of 8,000 metric tons of aquaculture species per quarter, according to figures from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

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DA-6 strengthens campaign for El Niño mitigation

September 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on DA-6 strengthens campaign for El Niño mitigation 

ILOILO CITY, Sept. 10 — The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 6 is strengthening the ongoing campaign for El Niño mitigation in Western Visayas.

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President Aquino enjoins youth to be prime movers in preserving environment

September 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on President Aquino enjoins youth to be prime movers in preserving environment 

DAVAO CITY, Sept. 10 — President Benigno S. Aquino III called on the youth to be prime movers in caring for the environment, when he met with pupils of the Teodoro Palma Gil Elementary School here on Wednesday.

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