Govern agriculture right

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 09/27/2022

No doubt, agriculture now deserves top attention among the three economic sectors, over industry (mostly manufacturing) and services (with its mix of low- and high-value activities). The global food crisis that COVID-19 and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine…

A country of label lovers

Inez Ponce de leon - @inquirerdotnet 07/20/2022

Is the Philippines really an agricultural country? The label is so pervasive that it’s almost taken for granted. A closer look at the numbers shows a different story. Agriculture’s contribution to our gross domestic product (GDP) has…

Negros Oriental offers farm-work-fitness experience to visiting tourists

Doris C. Bongcac 06/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Tourism in Central Visayas (DOT-7) and the province of Negros Oriental are offering a different kind of tourism experience with its farm-work-fitness tour that will include a visit to a…

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…

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