DA to act against those who overprice farm, fishery products

Irene R. Sino Cruz 02/07/2020

CEBU CITY—Happy days will soon be over for those who sell farm and fishery products at unreasonably high prices. This after the Department of Agriculture has assured that they will take action against those people. In a…

Presyo Merkado: Dragon fruit

Immae Lachica 09/07/2019

DALAGUETE, Cebu —This fruit goes by several alternative names. In other parts of the world, it is known as pitahaya or strawberry pear. Some calls it Honolulu queen. In Cebu, and the rest of the Philippines, this…

Agriculture Ministry of Taiwan to train Cebu City farmers

PR 05/08/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas in partnership with Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) launched the “Vegetable Farm Season-Long Training for Cebu Farmers” in Barangay Buot, Cebu City last…

Additional farm school in Cebu to help address dwindling number of farmers

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–The efforts of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) will get a boost when a third farm school will be registered this year. TESDA-Cebu Provincial Director Francisca Opog said the Balamban Intensive Skills…

Sangat piggery farm faces wastewater woes

Tonee Despojo 02/26/2019

LOOK: Scenes from the closure of a piggery farm in Barangay Sangat, San Fernando town that was ordered closed earlier today, February 26, for allegedly discharging untreated livestock waste into the sea. Employees of a piggery farm…

DA-7 urges farmers to be vigilant vs armyworms attack

Irene R. Sino Cruz 02/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Central Visayas has warned farmers of possible attacks of armyworms on their crops. Wilberto Castillo, chief of the Integrated Laboratory Division (ILD) and a crop protection specialist…

First farm school in Central Visayas to open in June in Balamban

Irene R. Sino Cruz 02/12/2019

CEBU CITY — The advocacy to promote farming among the youth receives a boost with the opening of a farm school in the municipality of Balamban in June this year. In its post on Facebook, the Department…

Fuel tax hike worries farm sector

Inquirer.net 12/05/2018

Stakeholders of the agriculture sector are afraid the second round of fuel tax increases next month may not bode well for food producers since the measure will translate to higher production costs. Industry leaders who talked to…

Farm machinery plant deal inked with 30 Korean firms

Inquirer.net 11/22/2018

AT LEAST 30 South Korean companies are set to establish and operate an assembly plant for farm machinery in Batangas to help local producers modernize their farms. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said on his Facebook page that…

Strawberry farm draws tourists

Doris Mae C. Mondragon 07/24/2018

It was the ill-effects of pesticides and toxic fertilizers that drove an engineer-contractor to turn to organic farming and grow hundreds of strawberries in what has become one of Cebu’s top tourist destinations— Sergio’s Strawberry Farm in…

China looks to replace US farm goods

AFP 07/04/2018

American cherries are tantalizingly sweet. They are so loaded with sugar and low on water that China’s home-grown cherries cannot compete on taste or texture. But this alone may not be enough, said Zhao Xiaoyu, a Beijing…

4Ps beneficiary manages own organic demo farm

PR 06/03/2018

I wanted to learn more about farming because this is what I know and where we get our income,” said Francisco Elardo in Cebuano as he tends his plants in their family backyard in Barangay Taytay, Badian…

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