Industry News

Agriculture recovery expected in Q4

Sunday, 21 August 2016 00:00

MANILA, Philippines - The local agriculture sector is expected to bounce back in the last quarter of the year following the end of El Niño phenomenon, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said.

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PhilRice keen on Indonesian crop system

Sunday, 21 August 2016 00:00

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) is recommending an Indonesian-inspired cropping system to rice-based farming communities as the Philippines braces for the newest natural phenomenon to hit the country.

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SC voids Davao City ban on aerial spraying in banana plantations

Friday, 19 August 2016 00:00

The Supreme Court (SC) struck down the Davao City ordinance banning aerial spraying in banana plantations, a measure passed during the term of then mayor and now President Rodrigo Duterte.

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Farm output declines in H1

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 00:00

MANILA, Philippines - The prolonged dry spell brought about by the recently ended El Nino episode caused the country’s agricultural production to decline by 3.48 percent in the first half of the year, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported yesterday.

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