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The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) held a one-day training for more than 2,800 farmers, agricultural extension workers, students and other stakeholders early this week, with the aim of helping the yield per hectare of the country’s rice farms that is currently pegged at 4 to 5 metric tons per…

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THE Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) believe human ecology as a field of study will help address the problems or needs faced by the Southeast Asian region particularly on climate change, natural resource degradation, and food security and nutrition. This idea was promoted…

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ROME: Global food prices declined marginally in November, as lower dairy prices offset a sharp increase in sugar and vegetable oil quotations, according to the latest Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) Food Price Index issued on Friday. The index averaged 175.8 points in November, down 0.5 percent from the previous…

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Countries should tap into the power of science and technology, and have collaborative policies for agriculture development in order to address the issue of food security, according to an official of Monsanto. “When countries became more open and have collaborative policy and regulation, agriculture development and competitiveness will increase,” said…

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THE German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the largest German government support organization in the field of international academic cooperation, has awarded nine more doctoral and master’s degree scholarships in the field of agriculture to Southeast Asians, of which three are for Filipinos. The German government scholars will be able to…

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TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan: It is all systems go for the development of the eel industry in the country with the Eel Management Plan (EMP) formulated by technical experts, according to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR). Evelyn Ame, the plan’s focal person and concurrent BFAR-Cagayan Valley Training Division…

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In 2013, Veterinarian Leonilo Dela Cruz founded the Golden Beans and Grains Producers Cooperative that consolidated lands of its farmers-members and eventually ventured into producing soybean-based products. Today, Golden Beans can boast of being one of the top cooperatives when it comes to processing soybean, and its success story started…

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The use of a web-based geographic information system (GIS) can greatly help concerned government agencies in agriculture to map out their development programs, projects and strategies, according to the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech). PhilMech, an agency under the Department of Agriculture (DA), is developing a web-based…

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PILA, Laguna: A pilot site for the school and home gardens (SHG) program of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has won an international award for its exemplary achievements in education and sustainable development (ESD). The Labuin Elementary School (LES) in this third…

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The cacao industry in Mindanao is aiming to become the country’s top producer of quality cacao products that can be exported to other countries, with the effort being spearheaded by the Cacao Industry Development Association of Mindanao (CIDAMi) In a presentation made during the recent Asean Agricultural Summit 2017, Dante…

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