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Oxfam notes backward PHL agriculture

A British-based development organization has called for increased investments in farming and fisheries if the country wants to be sufficient in food for keeps.

Manila, Philippines – White and yellow onions will come aplenty in the next two weeks after the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) approved the importation of 4,000 metric tons (MT) of the commodity. BPI Director Dr. Clarito Barron said he signed the authorization last week in anticipation of the heavy demand for the two types […]

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Enough rice

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Manila, Philippines – Longtime rice industry observer Manuel Q. Bondad believes there is enough rice for the entire country in spite of the damage wrought by typhoon “Pedring” in Luzon farms. Bondad, a retired banker now engaged in farming, said even if the palay losses due to Pedring breach 760,000 metric tons (MT), the total […]

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Manila, Philippines – Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Proceso J. Alcala has pledged to support the culture of bees or apiculture for honey and as an adjunct enterprise to orchard fruit production. Alcala made the commitment during a meeting early this month of apiculture industry stakeholders at the National Apiculture Research, Training, and Development Institute […]

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