Region 8 eyes massive cacao expansion in 6 years

October 5, 2016 by · 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.

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DA Eastern Visayas reports slight increase in H1 rice yield

October 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on DA Eastern Visayas reports slight increase in H1 rice yield 

TACLOBAN CITY, Oct. 5 — Total rice output for the first six months of the year in Eastern Visayas registered a 3.3 percent increase, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in its July round survey noted.

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Oil, petcham products trading volume witnesses 21% growth

December 8, 2015 by · Comments Off on Oil, petcham products trading volume witnesses 21% growth 

TEHRAN, Dec. 7 — During weekdays ending up to 3rd of December volume and value of trading oil and petrochemical products experienced 21% and 6% of growth, respectively.

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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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Gold bullion trading volume witnesses a 175% growth: IME

October 19, 2015 by · Comments Off on Gold bullion trading volume witnesses a 175% growth: IME 

TEHRAN, Oct. 18 — During weekdays ending up to October 15, while 55 kg of gold bullion were traded on spot market of Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME), its trade volume and value experienced 175% and 178% of growth, respectively.

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Livestock, poultry production continues to increase in Davao region–Alcala

September 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Livestock, poultry production continues to increase in Davao region–Alcala 

By Cherry Mae D. Palicte

DAVAO CITY Sept. 27 (PNA) — For the past five years, the livestock and poultry production volume in Davao region increased by 2.34 percent annually and it has contributed 30.6 percent to the total agricultural output of the country.

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Holcim to spend over Php1.8B to expand cement factory output

August 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on Holcim to spend over Php1.8B to expand cement factory output 

By Leslie D. Venzon

MANILA, Aug. 10 (PNA) — Cement manufacturer Holcim Philippines Inc. is investing up to USD 40 million (over Php1.8 billion) to expand its production capacity from eight million metric tons (MT) to 10 million target by end-2016.

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DA, NFA assure Bicol rice consumers of stable supply, moderate prices

May 13, 2015 by · Comments Off on DA, NFA assure Bicol rice consumers of stable supply, moderate prices 

By Danny O. Calleja

LEGAZPI CITY, May 12 (PNA) – The law of supply and demand is reigning over the flow of stocks and prices of commercial rice in Bicol.

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'Dodong' damages Php2.7-M worth of rice, corn in Cagayan

May 13, 2015 by · Comments Off on 'Dodong' damages Php2.7-M worth of rice, corn in Cagayan 

By Cielito M. Reganit

MANILA, May 12 (PNA) –- The Department of Agricluture on Tuesday reported that an estimated Php2.7 million worth of crops, particularly rice and corn, were lost due to the effects of Typhoon Dodong (Noul).

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DA XI allocates P52-M for cacao expansion program

April 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on DA XI allocates P52-M for cacao expansion program 

By Digna D. Banzon

DAVAO CITY, April 29 (PNA) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region XI has allocated P52 million to support the cacao expansion program for the region this year.

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