An aquamarine and agriculture production ventures between two multinational groups and the Philippine government has taken off after the agreement was signed four months ago.
Basilan Gov. Jim Salliman announced on Monday, June 6, that for the next three years he shall focus on boosting the productivity of Basilan residents by investing in modern farming technology adaptable in the island province.
Food is fundamental to the efforts to tackle climate change, according to a scientist who has spent decades tracing the interactions between global warming and what we eat.
Vice President Leni Robredo emphasized the need to modernize agriculture and support local farmers to be able to compete with foreign importers.
Residents of Amai Manabilang, Lanao del Sur will benefit from a joint corn and soya production venture of the Southern Philippines Development Authority (SPDA) and a bloc of local and foreign benefactors.
Rice farmers in Zamboanga Sibugay were not optimistic of the coming harvest season as the farmgate price of palay or unhusked rice plunged to season low at P15 a kilo.
Farmers’ fears on the transfer of the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) to the Department of Finance (DoF) were unfounded, Agriculture Secretary William Dar said.
A community of Ilocano farmers in Manubuan, Matalam, Cotabato are on their way to rice self-sufficiency with accessible irrigation water, high-yielding seeds, sufficient soil nutrients, and farm equipment.
At the mouth of the wide but shallow Kabasalan River where fresh water meets the sea, 76 fisherfolk families have found a virtual gold mine – oyster (talaba) farming.