Militant farmers are demanding that the government act on what they said was the artificial shortage of rice as calls for Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala started to ring over his department’s alleged failure to meet government targets for rice sufficiency.
By DJ Yap
Farmer and environment groups Tuesday vowed to do everything to stop the release of genetically modified “Golden Rice” to farms and markets in the country owing to health and environmental concerns.
President Benigno Aquino III’s mining policy may yet save some gold-rich areas in Benguet from being dug up in a South African firm’s mining venture that is being opposed by a group of indigenous peoples.
Rescuers with shovels and sniffer dogs chipped away at collapsed hillsides Tuesday as the death toll rose to 94 from a strong earthquake in a farming region of northwest China.
By Michael Lim Ubac
Irrigation officials and employees got a taste of presidential displeasure up close and personal on Tuesday, when President Aquino graced the 50th anniversary of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) at its main office in Diliman, Quezon City.
LINGAYEN, Pangasinan—The agriculture town of Pozorrubio has taken steps toward promoting and developing organic farming, starting with the passage of an ordinance that mandates the local government to provide funds for the venture. The Pozorrubio town council has submitted the ordinance, titled “An ordinance institutionalizing, promoting and developing organic farming in Pozorrubio,” to the [...]
Preliminary work will start to develop Bukidnon and three other provinces into agritourism areas by a company led by agribusiness leader Antonio Tiu.
By Allan Nawal
Businessman Antonio Tiu of AgriNurture Inc., the first and only purely agricultural company listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), must really know what he was talking about when he said that there’s money in agriculture.
The academic community is pushing for agri-tourism as a key to economic growth.
Cagayan Rep. Jack Enrile is pushing for a bill that he filed that seeks to modernize agriculture to bring down income disparities between the country’s rich and poor.
By Anselmo Roque
Observing that onion farmers in San Jose City in Nueva Ecija no longer relied on doleouts, Mayor Marivic Belena decided in 2008 they were ready to become businessmen, embarking on a bridge program aimed at providing them a market.
By Joey A. Gabieta
Most people in the mountain village of Tongonan in Ormoc City have given up the ways of the “kainginero” (slash-and-burn farmers) to become forest guardians.
Quezon coconut farmers on Sunday asked President Aquino to give them hope for the New Year by returning to them the multibillion-peso coco levy fund.