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Alcala approves country’s halal standards

Manila, Philippines – The country is now on the road to carve a niche in the $3 trillion halal market after Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala approved the national halal standards for farm and fisheries on September 7, 2011. Alcala’s imprimatur completes a process that started several ago and involved not only Islamic clerics but […]

Manila, Philippines – An Australian study has become a source of pride for the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) since it claimed Asian farmers harvested an extra $1.46 billion through the use of rice varities the institute had developed. The Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) assessed the impact of IRRI’s research on improving […]

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