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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Philippines

New gilts for Philippine-based Thai Conglomerate

One of Asia Pacific region’s largest Agribusiness conglomerates, Charoen Pokphand Philippines (CP) has taken delivery of 1,500 genetically-improved AC1 gilts at its newly-built unit at CP Farms, in Tinang, Tarlac in Central Luzon.

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Saturday 09 November 2013

Philippines

ASEAN Countries have big potential for Islamic Finance: Zubair Mughal

There are multiple opportunities in Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries to promote Islamic Finance, through which Halal Industry can be flourished rapidly in the region. These views were expressed by Muhammad Zubair Mughal, Chief Executive Officer, AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics (CIBE) during his speech at “First National Halal Forum” in Manila which was organized by Department of Science and Technology, Government of Philippines at a local hotel (Shangri-La Makati) on 29th- 30th October, 2013, in order to grow Halal Industry and Economy on both regional and international level.

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Wednesday 12 June 2013

Philippines

Pilot dairy farm

The Camiguin Pilot Dairy Farm, consisting of 25 dairy cows, has been funded by P140,000 of National Diary Authority funding.

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Thursday 30 May 2013

Philippines

Loans for poultry farmers

The Bank of the Philippines Island (BPI) is to aid the country’s poultry producers with the launch of its BPI Agribusiness Solutions that offers loans to livestock and poultry producers in Mindanao.

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Tuesday 28 May 2013

Philippines

Foreign farm investment

Agricultural Secretary Proceso J. Alcala is right: Big local and foreign corporations should invest in agriculture, not only to ensure food security, but also to accelerate countryside development.

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Sunday 26 May 2013

Philippines

Exprting cattle feed

The Department of Agriculture in partnership with corn industry groups recently sent an initial shipment of 24 metric tons (MT) of corn feed silage for cattle to Busan, South Korea.

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Saturday 25 May 2013

Philippines

A look at farming

Last week I discussed the rebirth of the Filipino cuisine and noted its implication on the agriculture sector, specifically the growing demand for reliable supplies of high-quality fruits and vegetables.

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Tuesday 21 May 2013

Philippines

LDP Farms Food Corporation

LDP Farms Food Corporation, supplier of day-old chicks to Philippine poultry integrator San Miguel, has signed an agreement with Petersime to expand their hatchery in San Fabian with an extra setting capacity of 576,000 eggs per week.

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Saturday 18 May 2013

Philippines

3.3% growth in farm production

Agriculture grew by 3.3 percent to P352.5 billion in the first quarter of the year, with the crops, fishery, poultry and livestock subsectors expanding in January to March, the Department of Agriculture said Friday.

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Saturday 11 May 2013

Philippines

Government turns down farmers requests

The government has turned down farmers’ demand for ban on foreign direct investment (FDI) in the farm sector and on the import of genetically-modified (GM) crops, in the upcoming Agriculture Development Strategy (ADS).

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Wednesday 08 May 2013

Philippines

Time to modernise farming

Among the three main sectors of the Philippine economy, agriculture is the most neglected in terms of investments and development.

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Sunday 14 April 2013

Philippines

Help for small farmers

The Land Bank of the Philippines further strengthened its support to small farmers and fisherfolk with loan releases amounting to P39.9 billion from January to December 2012, benefiting 772,892 small farmers and fisherfolk.

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Friday 12 April 2013

Philippines

Help for farmers

The Land Bank of the Philippines further strengthened its support to small farmers and fishermen with loan releases amounting to P39.9 billion from January to December 2012, benefiting 772,892 small businesses.

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Friday 01 March 2013

Philippines

Organic farming

Located near the national highway and the Agriculture Research Training Center(ARTC), the project will serve as one-stop-shop among consumers patronizing organically – produced vegetables, poultry and pork.

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Monday 25 February 2013

Philippines

Organic farming

Personnel of the Provincial Veterinary Office (PVET) conducted lectures on organic duck raising and upgraded native pig production to farmers and members of women organizations of the remote community of Natkak in barangay Camandag recently.

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Sunday 10 February 2013

Philippines

GM grain

Golden rice, a new strain that boosts vitamin A levels and reduces blindness in developing countries, is about to be sown in the Philippines – and is the new battleground crop.

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Sunday 03 February 2013

Philippines

Heavy rains hit farmers

Heavy rains on 26 December last year caused flooding and damages to agricultural crops, fisheries, livestock and poultry.

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Friday 25 January 2013

Philippines

Farming growth

Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala said the crops subsector played a major role, as palay (paddy rice) and corn posted record harvests of 18.03 million metric tons (MT) and 7.41 million MT, respectively.

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Sunday 20 January 2013

Philippines

Farming and fishing

To establish an inventory of the agricultural and fishery resources of which data collected will be used by policymakers and planners the National Statistics Office (NSO) will conduct the 2012 Census on Agriculture and Fisheries (CAF).

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Saturday 19 January 2013

Philippines

Farming and fishing

To establish an inventory of the agricultural and fishery resources of which data collected will be used by policymakers and planners the National Statistics Office (NSO) will conduct the 2012 Census on Agriculture and Fisheries (CAF).

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Wednesday 02 January 2013

Philippines

Biodiesel

The Energy Department is studying a proposal from the Agriculture Department to increase the biodiesel blend to 5 percent from the present 2 percent.

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Sunday 23 December 2012

Philippines

Farmers hit by typhoon

The secluded valley that sheltered Jerry Blanco's banana crop from communist and Muslim rebellions offered no refuge from Typhoon Bopha, which left him destitute in seconds.

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Philippines

Who on earth would invest in the Philippines

The Asian Development Bank has urged the Philippines and its neighbors to invest more in agriculture, saying that food production must increase to avoid supply shortage and steep price increases over the medium term.

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Thursday 20 December 2012

Philippines

Indian River Meeting Celebrates Success

Members of the Indian River (IR) Association recently gathered in Manila, Philippines, to talk about country progress, demand for IR birds and best practise husbandry. The three day event also welcomed new Grandparent (GP) customers; Bounty Fresh Foods, Philippines and Al-Noor Chicks, Pakistan.

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Monday 19 November 2012

Philippines

Farm secotr booming

In a statement, Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala said the modest growth was led by the crops, livestock and poultry subsectors, citing estimates by the DA’s Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS), during a media briefing at the sidelines of the ninth National Organic Agriculture Congress in Cebu City.

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Monday 05 November 2012

Philippines

Poultry farm problems

Maosit rebels in the Philppines have raided a poultry farm in the south of the country and burned two buildings after the owner ignored their extortion demands, a military spokesman has confirmed.

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Thursday 18 October 2012

Philippines

More farmers switch to poultry

Rice farmers in the Philippines are turning to egg production to have regular income, reports the Business Mirror Philippines.

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Saturday 29 September 2012

Philippines

Tobacco farming and tax

Tobacco farming and tax

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Friday 14 September 2012

Philippines

Grain market nin Asia

Asia should cut rice trade barriers and stabilize prices, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said Thursday, as concerns grow of a supply crunch similar to one that led to the 2008 global food crisis.

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Sunday 19 August 2012

Philippines

Big plans from PIC Genetics

Foremost Farms has signed an agreement with PIC genetics to optimise production and improve quality and efficiency of its sow operations, in Manilla the Philippines.

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Friday 17 August 2012

Philippines

Farming on the move

Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala in a statement said the modest growth was bannered by the poultry, crops and livestock subsectors, which grew by 5.5 per cent, 1.5 per cent and 0.5 per cent, respectively.

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Saturday 21 July 2012

Philippines

Poultry famers cancer stike

Poultry and pig producers have agreed not to push through with their planned 'market holiday' after the Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) vowed to enforce quarantine inspection on agricultural products that enter the Philippine ports.

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Tuesday 10 July 2012

Philippines

Bananas for the USA

Local bananas will finally be able to break into the American market after officials of the Department of Agriculture (DA) confirmed that multinational Dole Philippines will “soon” export bananas from Mindanao to the United States.

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Saturday 07 July 2012

Philippines

Farm investment

The Board of Investments(BOI) has approved two agricultural projects with combined cost of P102 million.

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Tuesday 03 July 2012

Philippines

Farming stories

A search for best agriculture stories has been launched to recognize the chroniclers of Philippine agriculture who shared inspirational insights on the best stories that have shaped the lives of our people.

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Philippines

Pig farmers not happy

Hog raisers are planning to question the implementation of a directive from the Department of Agriculture that stops traders from selling the meat eight hours after the animal is slaughtered.

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Sunday 17 June 2012

Philippines

Natural Farming Seminar - July 5, 6, and 7, 2012

Bohol Coco Farm are pleased to inform you of the 3rd Natural Farming Training Seminar to be held on July 5, 6, and 7, 2012 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) at Bohol Coco Farm in Libaong, Panglao , Bohol.

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Wednesday 13 June 2012

Philippines

Banana farming and exports

Malacañang is eyeing the export of bananas to Singapore to help local banana farmers affected by the stricter entry requirements imposed by China, which allegedly found pests in the fruits from the Philippines.

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Wednesday 06 June 2012

Philippines

The dairy trade

Dairy Confederation National Chairman Danilo Fausto bared this before the more than 500 participants of the 15th Dairy Congress and Expo which opened at the Hotel Supreme, 16 to 18 May.

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Monday 04 June 2012

Philippines

TopPigs genetics

Topigs Philippines and QJJ Group build genetics base

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Wednesday 30 May 2012

Philippines

Bananas for China

Reports of Philippine bananas rotting at Chinese ports as trade dispute between the two countries escalates.

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Monday 21 May 2012

Philippines

Smuggling pigs

The leaders are AGAP party-list Rep. Nicanor Briones; ABONO party-list chairman Rosendo So; Edwin G. Chen, president, Pork Producers Federation of the Philippines, Inc.; Daniel Javellana Jr., chairman, National Federation of Hog Farmers, Inc.; Gregorio San Diego Jr., president, United Broilers Raisers Association; and Ernesto Ordonez, chairman, Alyansa Agrikultura.

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Sunday 13 May 2012

Philippines

Help for pig farmers

The Philippines’ economically stunted growth in hog and poultry industries, along with the issues of unfair completion surrounding the illegal imports of meat and meat products has prompted Department of Agriculture to schedule meetings with leaders in the hog and poultry industries, according to Philippine Informatino Agency.

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Thursday 26 April 2012

Philippines

Breeding pigs flown in from USA

Over 1,000 PIC breeding pigs head for San Miguel Foods

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Tuesday 10 April 2012

Philippines

The growing dairy industry

The Philippines is one of the fastest growing economies in Asia and has a population of over 93 million.

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Thursday 29 March 2012

Philippines

Korean farm investment

South Korean businessmen are eyeing investments in infrastructure, agriculture, and natural resources, according to the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA).

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Friday 24 February 2012

Philippines

Coconut sugar

Philippine government and private sector representatives are meeting next month to craft a master plan on coconut sap sugar and how the industry can get into the global market for a sugar alternative

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Thursday 23 February 2012

Philippines

The sugar market

Philippine government and private sector representatives are meeting next month to craft a master plan on coconut sap sugar and how the industry can get into the global market for a sugar alternative

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Monday 20 February 2012

Philippines

Pig genetics from Canada

Topigs Philippines recently imported 1111 top SPF genetics from Canada to set up a new nucleus farm for San Miguel Foods, Inc. (SMFI) in the Isabela province of the country.

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Tuesday 31 January 2012

Philippines

UK animal feed

Ufac-UK has appointed First Fil-Bio I/E Corporation, as their sole distributor in the Philippines. First Fil-Bio, based in Bulacan Province, near Manila, distributes veterinary and feed supplements throughout the islands. Under the recently signed exclusive agreement with the company’s president, Henry Ibasco, Ufac-UK will be supplying protein and energy supplements for use in diets by the country’s rapidly-growing pig and poultry industries. Ufac-UK will also be providing support at field level as well as nutritional expertise, through regular visits by its UK-based technical staff.

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