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Partnering with foreign agencies will help the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) develop the country’s carabao industry, the head of the agency Arnel del Barrio, said in a recent international conference in Munoz, Nueva Ecija. During the International Conference on Carabao-based Enterprise Development (CBED) held at the PCC National Headquarters on…

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When it comes to providing after-sales service for farm tractors and other farm machines, All Certified Equipment Trading Corp. (ACETC) can claim to be leader that has made it possible for Massey-Ferguson tractors to be the prime choice by operators of large plantations. ”One proof of this [quality after-sales service]…

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DAVAO CITY: The Anflo Banana Corp. (ABC) is adding China to its current portfolio of export markets by forging a partnership with GoodFarmer Banana Trading Corp. “We are excited to partner with GoodFarmer because we know they are good in what they do,” said Alex Valoria, president of the Anflo…

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The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) has taken a major role in helping the country further develop its coffee industry, as Mindanao is well positioned to take the lead in the production of the commodity. PhilMech spearheaded the hosting of the Coffee Expo in Butuan City, Agusan…

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The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech), through a project funded by the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCARRD), has developed a device that instantly measures quality of cacao beans. The device is portable and easy to use.…

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THE Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Cagayan Valley (Region 2) on Thursday said it has dispersed 210,000 fingerlings to underutilized bodies of water under its Balik-Sigla sa Ilog at Lawa (BASIL) project. Apple Joy Usquisa, BASIL-Region 2 project leader, said at least 20,000 fingerlings were dispersed in…

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With most children of farmers choosing to go to the urban areas to seek work, a shortage in laborers to work in farms is getting more pronounced in some regions of the country. The choice of some farmers or businessmen is to give up farming or to mechanize. For Edgardo…

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A 50-hectare hybrid rice model farm will be established by the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao and SL Agritech Corp. to help farmers in Marawi City recover from the recent five-month battle that devastated the city. Provincial agriculturists from Lanao del Sur are identifying a contiguous land area that has…

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GERONA, Tarlac: Philippine weather patterns affect farmers the most, especially during rainy season when typhoons destroy visit the country. But in this town, farmers have learned how to deal with weather disturbances. Ronjie Daquigan used to harvest 30 cavans of palay (unmilled rice) in a single cropping from his 5,000-square…

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MUÑOZ CITY, Nueva Ecija: To boost efforts in developing the carabao industry toward food and nutrition security and livelihood, some 200 scientists, agricultural entrepreneurs and practitioners from the Philippines and Asian countries attended a two-day global meeting here which kicked off on Thursday. The International Conference on Carabao-Based Enterprise Development…

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