Agriculture

Agriculture

Region 12 got P321M worth of projects from DA in 2012

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 12 Feb) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) has delivered a total of P321.18-million worth of agricultural infrastructure projects...

NFA assures South Cotabato rice stocks enough for El Nino

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/28 September) -- The National Food Authority (NFA) in South Cotabato assured local residents that it has enough rice stocks for...

DA, LGUs in Region XI to procure 10 tractors to help mechanize agriculture

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 Sept) – Local government units (LGU) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) in the Davao region will procure 10 farm tractors...

El Nino preparation: GenSan allots P1M for cloud seeding

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/17 September) – The city government has allocated an initial P1 million for the conduct of cloud-seeding operations and other interventions...

‘Less yield but higher income from brown rice’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 September) – Growing brown or “unpolished” rice through organic methods gives less yield but the variety commands a higher price compared...

NFA puts up mobile buying teams in 4 SouthCot towns

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/12 Sept) – The National Food Authority (NFA) in South Cotabato has created a procurement team to plan out the establishment of...

Rice prices P3 higher than SRP in South Cotabato

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/08 September) -- Prices of rice in various public markets in South Cotabato are three pesos higher than the suggested retail price,...

Vegetable areas shrinking with banana plantation expansion, mining

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 August) --  Unabated banana plantation expansion and discoveries of new mining areas have shrunk the areas planted to vegetable, threatening stability...

Fruit, flower and vegetable park to rise in SouthCot town

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/9 Aug) – Tourists visiting South Cotabato will soon experience the abundance of fruits, flowers and vegetables in just one stop as...

South Cotabato rubber production gets boost

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/25 June)—The World Bank-funded Mindanao Rural Development Program (MRDP) has extended P10 million for a rubber production project in T’boli, South Cotabato,...

P24-M rice facility to rise in South Cotabato

STO NIñO, SOUTH COTABATO (MindaNews/18 June)—A P24-million rice processing facility will rise here within the year to support the locality’s palay production, to address...

SouthCot releases P4-M to NFA to help stabilize corn price

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/09 June) --  The provincial government of South Cotabato has released some P4 million to the National Food Authority (NFA) to...

Conflict over water in 2020: mining or agriculture?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/04 June) –  Water will be a source of conflict and could possibly be a reason for war in 2020 if  the...

Weevil infests coco farms in Southwestern Mindanao

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/08 April) -- Another coconut pest with a far more devastating effect has infested farms in parts of Southwestern Mindanao, agriculture officials...
A plantation worker loads fresh pineapples to the conveyor of the harvesting machine at the Davao Agricultural Ventures Corporation (Davco) farm in Calinan, Davao City. MiindaNews Photo by Keith Bacongco

Davao-based agri firm gets GGAP recertification

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 March) – For the fourth consecutive year, Davao Agricultural Ventures Corporation (Davco) has been certified as compliant with the high standards...

Seed subsidy to help farmers in SouthCot during irrigation rehab

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/28 March) – The provincial government of South Cotabato is set to launch a seed subsidy scheme for palay farmers who...

SouthCot luring more agri investors with crop suitability map

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/20 March) – Agriculture personnel in South Cotabato are hoping to lure more major investments in the province’s agriculture sector in...

Coconut leaf beetle infestation rising in Region 12

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/15 March) – Coconut leaf beetles are threatening coconut farms in Southwestern Mindanao, which have already infested at least 12 towns spread...

Davao upland farmers to grow high-value crops

MARILOG DISTRICT, Davao City (MindaNews/24 February) – Farmers in this mountainous district are now eying high-value crops as alternate sources of income with assistance...

2011 palay production in R-12 improves

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/17 February) – Palay and corn production in Region 12 or the Soccsksargen Region posted significant improvements last year as it...

Agri research center in Cotabato getting an upgrade

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/23 January)—Facilities of an agricultural research center are getting an upgrade to further boost the farmers’ productivity in North Cotabato, officials said...

Banana disease in Bukidnon under control; not enough reason to lay off workers

MALAYBALAY CITY  (MindaNews/19 January) -- “This is not enough reason for them to opt to lay off workers or shut down,” the provincial agriculturist...

Q3 palay production in Zambo Peninsula up 32.6 percent

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/02 December) – The National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) said Zamboanga Peninsula's palay production during the third quarter of this year was...

Sultan Kudarat dangles thousands of hectares for coffee expansion

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/8 Nov) – At least 13,401 hectares of land are suitable for coffee production expansion in Sultan Kudarat province, officials said, urging...

DA pushing for RoRo expansion in Sarangani

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/7 Nov) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) is working for the expansion of the Roll On, Roll Off (RoRo) transport...

Agri technicians in Davao just a text away

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/04 October) – Life may have become easier for farmers here since they no longer need to run to the City Agriculture...

DA to boost cassava production in 3 ARMM provinces

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/04 October) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) will distribute 46 units of cassava grater and presser to the three island provinces...
Marilyn Carubio, Technical Adviser of the Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines' Cacao Agribusiness Zone Center checks on the cacao fruits in Talandang, Tugbok District, Davao City on Thursday, September 29, 2011. She said a single cacao tree can yield 1.5 to 2 kilograms of dry beans per harvest which can be sold at P125 a kilo. An hectare of land can be planted with up to 1000 cacao trees. MindaNews Photo by Ruby Thursday More

Davao taps small farmers in bid to become PH’s top cacao producer

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 October) – The City Agriculture Office is tapping small farmers rather than large-scale plantations in the city’s bid to become the...

DA pushes Ceylon Tea production in Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/28 September) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) has established two nurseries in Barangay La Paz, an upland farming village here, and...

Davao aims to be top cacao producer in PH

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 August) -- The city aims to become the country’s top producer of cacao, said City Agriculture Officer Leo Avila. Avila said this...

Moro group embarks on coffee venture, eyes 3,000 hectares of Arabica farms

TACURONG CITY (MindaNews/6 Apr) – A private Moro group is eyeing to plant Arabica variety coffee in at least 3,000 hectares in the next...

Check NorthCot Environment Code first before allowing Bt Talong field testing

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/05 February) – An environmentalist-lawyer has urged legislators in North Cotabato to  look into the province’s Environment Code before they allow the...

Banana exporter plans to expand in Maguindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 Jan) – A banana exporting company is investing P300 million for its expansion in Maguindanao, hoping that peace and order in...

Malaybalay Diocese promotes organic farming

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/19 January) -- The Social Action Center (SAC) of the Diocese of Malaybalay is working with close to 800 Bukidnon farmers in...

Co-ops to address growth disparities in agriculture

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/07 January) -- In typhoon-wracked 2009, Northern Mindanao registered the highest growth rate in agriculture with 4.6 percent compared to...

Loans to 3 firms seen to boost food security in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/04 December) --- Three Mindanao companies have accessed the P50- billion integrated financing program of the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP)...

Sen. Pangilinan wants new envoy to Iran to talk about banana embargo

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/3 Dec) - Senator Francis Pangilinan said he will recommend to President Aquino the immediate appointment of a Philippine Ambassador to Iran...

Guingona seeks probe of effects of US sanctions vs. Iran on RP banana industry

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 Nov) - Senator Teofisto Guingona III has filed a resolution asking the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food to examine the...

Bukidnon's veggie farmers want government package to sustain them

KEBINTON, Impasug-ong, Bukidnon  (MindaNews/10 November) -- Vegetable farmers are going to need not just financing assistance to sustain them in the next 10 years...

Gov't may lift ban on pork exports from Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/08 November) -- Government is eyeing the possibility of lifting its self-imposed ban on pork exports, which was triggered by the discovery...

Palay prices in R-12 steady as NFA increases procurement

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/08 November) - Palay buying prices in South Cotabato province and other areas of Region 12 or Southwestern Mindnao have stabilized...

Forum on Bt eggplant slated in Malaybalay City

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/02 November) - Moves to propagate the controversial Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) eggplant in the country will come under close scrutiny in a...

No results yet on probe of P30M NIA fertilizer project

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/28 Oct) - Close to four months after the Department of Agriculture started investigating the controversial P30-million National Irrigation Administration's...

T'boli abaca farmers get aid, expect higher income

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/26 October)---Members of the T'boli tribe in Kiamba, Sarangani are expecting to earn more from producing abaca (Textilis musa) now that...

Head of the Bt eggplant field tests decline to reveal time and date of...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 Oct) -- The head of the field testing of the genetically-modified Bt eggplant at the University of the Philippines in Mindanao...

BFAR proposes 3 measures to make RP's halal industry competitive

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/19 October) --- Making the country's halal products competitive in the multi-billion dollar global industry requires at least three measures, an...

Alleged NPA rebels attack banana plantation in Magpet

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/19 October) --- An attack allegedly staged by New People's Army (NPA) rebels today against a Japanese-owned banana plantation in North Cotabato...

BFAR to study declining tuna resources

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 Oct) - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) will be conducting a biological assessment study to check on...

Iran's ban on RP bananas creates supply glut, causing prices to dive

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/7 Oct) -- Even this early, Iran's ban on Philippine bananas is already creating a supply glut, causing market prices to dive,...

LBP Region 12 opens new loan facility for palay farmers

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/28 September) – Palay farmers in South Cotabato and other rice-producing areas in the region may now avail of loans through...

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