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.
TWENTY-SIX-year old Elnard Ympal embraced farming in his native town in Siquijor while his contemporaries found work in the city.
Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz on Friday launched in Sagada, Mt. Province, an antichild labor crusade among upland farming communities as the government pushes programs aimed at reducing child labor in the Philippines before 2015.
To reduce rice importation and be self-sufficient by 2016. These are the major goals of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources and Research Development (PCAARRD), as revealed in a recent Sunday guesting on “Pananaw” on Radyo Inquirer 990 AM.
Wanted: More land for cacao in Mindanao. The head of a group of businessmen and farmers involved in cacao production in the island said demand for cacao is outpacing production that farmers are under pressure to produce more of the bean, which is the main ingredient of chocolate.
By DJ Yap
Nearly 9,000 farmers whose crops were destroyed by last week’s torrential monsoon rains stand to get P100 million in insurance payments from the Department of Agriculture through the Philippine Crop Insurance Corp. (PCIC).