Investing in our farms

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 01/05/2021

If we do things right henceforth, agriculture could well be the game changer for the Philippines’ post-pandemic economic future. After all, it was the only major economic sector that defied the economic downturn, posting positive growth while…

Swine fever fears prompt strict checks on pig farms, pork

08/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) has ordered strict certification of live animals and processed pork products that are to be moved and traded across the country as fears rise that  African swine fever has…

OFWs in New Zealand dairy farms abused, says report

Inquirer.net 08/21/2017

In New Zealand farms, Filipino migrant workers in “desperate situations” face widespread mistreatment. Abuse, exploitation, being underpaid and being exposed to dangerous conditions are just some of the circumstances that Filipinos encounter while working in the dairy…

No freebie for big bizmen

Victor Anthony V. Silva 02/21/2017

Group: Free use of irrigation facilities should only be for small farmers While small farmers in Cebu welcomed initiatives of the present administration to make true President Duterte’s campaign promise of free irrigation, they said not all…

Sirao flower farms to welcome more guests

Dominic D. Yasay 02/11/2017

THE MUCH raved about flower farms at Sitio Tawagan in the mountain village of Sirao, Cebu City will widely open their gates this Valentine’s Day for couples and families who fancy spending the love day amid a…

Villages lose P5M in crops

Inna Mejia 01/24/2017

Crop losses incurred by 13 mountain barangays in Cebu City have reached over P5 million with five hectares of farm land affected by last week’s downpour, the City Agriculture Office said yesterday. Asst. City Agriculturist Arleigh Gesta…

Rains damage P.5-M crops in Cebu

Izobelle T. Pulgo 01/23/2017

The low pressure area (LPA) that brought continuous rains in Cebu over the past two weeks has caused more than P500,000 in damage to crops in the three local government units. Assistant provincial agriculturist Roldan Saragena said…

Cloud seeding mulled for Cebu to offset dry spell

Victor Anthony V. Silva 01/24/2016

PLANS to conduct cloud seeding to offset the El Niño dry spell were considered by Cebu province and the Department of Agriculture (DA-7), but a top DA official said it needs further study. Joel Elumba, DA-7  technical…

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