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May 16-19, 2013
SMX Convention Center
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"Seed Banking of Rice as a Climate Change Adaptation Practice of Matigsalug Women in Mindanao"
Interveiw with Engr. Leandro Gazmin, Director - AMAS in Mag Agri Tayo, Channel 5.
May 15, 2013PH exports rice from Mindanao
THREE metric tons of aromatic and organic black, brown and red rice is being exported to Hong Kong in a ceremonial send-off in Tefasco Wharf on Wednesday.
May 14, 2013Coop to export black, brown rice
THE Don Bosco Multi-Purpose Cooperative will be holding a ceremonial send-off for the export of black, red and brown rice to Hong Kong at Tefasco Wharf in Panacan, Davao City today, Wednesday.
May 12, 2013Farmers urged to plant black rice
KIDAPAWAN CITY -- The black rice, once considered "forbidden" and food served only for the emperors, now comes to ordinary homes in Central Mindanao.
May 9, 2013Mindanao organic rice penetrates Mid-East market
FIFTEEN metric tons (MT) of Mindanao-produced organic black rice were exported to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates last week, reaffirming Mindanao's position as the premier food source of the Philippines.
May 9, 2013Farmers and Fisherfolks Month held
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) staged the Farmers & Fisherfolks' Month Celebration which started Tuesday this week.
May 5, 2013Earning bigger in farming
GUESS what? It tastes more like a honey, but it's made not from the nectar of flowers that bees collect. It's sweet and thick, and just like a honey, it can also be a healthy alternative to sugar, or even healthier.
April 23, 2013New markets for sugar, banana to sustain growth in exports
GROWTH in agro-based exports may be sustained with the opening up of new markets for sugar and bananas, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda).
April 7, 2013Banana fiber augments Davao del Norte farmers’ income
STO. TOMAS, Davao del Norte -- What is commonly regarded as farm waste is yielding huge income for banana farmers in this town.
April 7, 2013Goat farming is profitable
GOAT farming is gaining ground in the Philippines.
"Goats are very popular among Filipinos because they require low initial capital investment, fit the smallhold farm conditions, and multiply fast," explained the Laguna-based Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (Pcarrd) in its investment briefer.
April 6, 2013PH targets safety system for Indonesia food exports
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) is aiming to obtain country recognition for the Philippine Import and Export of Fresh Food of Plant Origin (FFPO) system in Indonesia to help boost food exports to this country.
March 18, 2013Davao Norte steps up efforts to boost rice production
LOCAL officials, farmers and agri clubs in Davao del Notre have pledged their commitment to the National Year of Rice (NYR) 2013, in support of the country's goal of producing enough rice.
March 17, 2013Golden rice: The answer to malnutrition problem
IF APPROVED by national regulators and proved to reduce vitamin A deficiency in community conditions, golden rice will be available in two to three years, according to the Laguna-based International Rice Research Institute (Irri).
March 15, 2013Davao pushes yam farming to meet market demand
THE City Agriculture Office (CAO) of Davao is pushing for the development of purple yam (ube) tissue culture -- a first in Mindanao.
March 13, 2013Durian processing plant soon to rise in Calinan
A PROCESSING and cold storage facility for durian will soon rise in Calinan, Davao City.
March 13, 2013Agri office extends P41-M rehab aid to Comval farmers
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) has provided P41-million rehabilitation assistance to high-value crops farmers in the province of Compostela Valley.
March 11, 2013Durian Summit set March 13-14
INDUSTRY players will stage the Durian Summit 2013 in Davao City from March 13 to 14 in an effort to improve production and post-harvest facilities not only in the metropolis but also in the Davao Region.
February 17, 2013Study: Postharvest projects most viable livelihood
A WORLD Bank (WB) quality review study for the Mindanao Rural Development Program (MRDP) revealed that pre- and post-harvest facilities are the most viable livelihood projects.
February 15, 2013Policy shift hikes production, farmers' income, DA says
REFORMS in the Department of Agriculture (DA) have brought several positive results for the country's agricultural sector.