Mindanao biz leaders say DA not responding to agri industry concerns

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 March) – Mindanao business leaders lashed out at the Department of Agriculture (DA) for allegedly not responding appropriately to address the concerns of the agricultural… »

Banana exporters appeal to gov’t to relax tariff rates

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 9 March) – An association of banana exporters appealed to the Philippine government to re-negotiate with its Japanese counterpart the imposition of tariff rates on the… »

PBGEA sees slow growth for banana industry in 2016

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 December) – The executive director of an organization of banana growers and exporters said the banana industry will experience slow growth next year as the… »

Banana exporters ask help from DA, DTI to know demand abroad

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 November) — The Department of Agriculture and the Department of Trade and Industry should arrange for a business mission abroad to determine the demand for export-grade bananas… »

Typhoon ‘Pablo’ cuts Mindanao’s banana exports

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 December) – Typhoon Pablo (international name Bopha) has significantly reduced Mindanao’s banana exports from January to August this year, data from the Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters… »

Include farmers’ subsistence loan in banana industry rehab fund–PBGEA

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 January)–The rehabilitation package to be loaned out to banana farmers in areas affected by typhoon Pablo should include funds for their subsistence, Stephen Antig, executive director of… »

Pablo aftermath: Davao banana farmers suffer ‘double whammy’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Dec) – Small banana farmers in the Davao Region suffered a “double whammy” of devastation brought by typhoon “Pablo” and the financial crisis in rehabilitating… »

‘Pablo’ destroys nearly P9-B infra, crops in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/8 December) —Typhoon Pablo wrought damage worth nearly P9 billion to agriculture and infrastructure facilities in Mindanao, officials said Friday in a meeting with President Benigno Aquino III… »

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 impact of the United States economic… »

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