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Farmers displaced by Maguindanao massacre get UN-WFP help

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Farmers of Sitio (sub-village) Masalay in the village of Salman here, who were traumatized and displaced after the massacre of 58 people five years ago, are inching their way back to normal life by planting corn and vegetables.

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DA prepares farmers for Asean integration

Farm mechanization, irrigation and financing will be included in the farming sector’s road map next year to prepare farmers and the country’s agriculture and fishery products for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) integration, a Department of Agriculture (DA) official said.

Posted: November 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

With Nabcor out, a new deal for veggie trading center

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Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala is working out a new management contract for a controversial vegetable trading facility built here for the thriving highland vegetable industry, after the abolition of its supposed caretaker, the National Agribusiness Corp. (Nabcor).

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Farmers ask SC to lift CA order vs Bt eggplant production


A group of farmers from Pangasinan and Bukidnon has asked the Supreme Court to reverse a Court of Appeals decision that stopped the field trial of the genetically modified (GM) eggplant as their livelihood might be adversely affected by the decision.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Drought worsens China’s long-term water crisis

In this Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 photo, a farmer walks by a river in Pingdingshan in central China's Henan province. After a season of record-breaking drought across China, groundwater levels have hit historic lows this year in northeast and central parts of China where hundreds of millions of people live. Reservoirs grew so dry in agricultural Henan province that the city of Pingdingshan closed car washes and bathhouses and extracted water from puddles. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT

The corn has grown to only half its normal height on Yan Shuqin’s ranch in the hills of Inner Mongolia this year, as a swath of northern China suffers its worst drought in 60 years.

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »