Written by the Web Team   The People`s Republic of China will help increase the productivity of Filipino farmers for the next five years as the second phase of its technical cooperation project begins this month. To be implemented until 2016, the Philippine-Sino Center for Agricultural Technology (PhilSCAT) project, aims to breed new hybrids using the Philippine’s local and China`s rice germplasm and to introduce China`s hybrid rice varieties in […]

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Written by Charisma Love B Gado   Asia has one of the highest prevalence of vitamin A deficiency in the world with 33.5 percent pre-school children affected. In the Philippines and Bangladesh, four out of every ten children aged 6 months to 5 years and two in every ten pre-school children, respectively, are estimated to be vitamin A-deficient. With what statistics insist, mothers like Ma. Cecilia Anama, 34, from Tanza, […]

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Written by Charisma Love B Gado   Grain drying technologies are important for many agriculture sub-sectors. The renewed emphasis to sustainability, eco-friendliness and integration in grain farming has led towards considerable progress in the development of these technologies to help farmers and stakeholders enhance product quality and reduce costs. Regional Manager Jeffrey Tu of Taiwan-based Suncue International Marketing said, “By recognizing the significance of integrating this technology to the production […]

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Written by Alfred Franco T Caballero   These days, farmers in Tabuc, Kalinga are getting high on hybrid rice. One among them is Michael Lumas-i. Like the proverbial early bird, he is one of the firsts to reap the benefits from hybrid rice. In fact, his success with hybrid rice is reflected in his being the recipient of the first ever Gawad Saka Outstanding Hybrid Rice Farmer Award. Lumas-i started […]

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Written by the Web Team   Numerous studies and tests show that biotechnology and its products, specifically crops being grown and studied in the Philippines, are safe and helpful to humans. These products are not dangerous. They are, in fact, developed to reduce cost, improve quality, and reduce environmental damage due to input-intensive conventional cropping systems. In the forum Straight from the scientists: the facts about delayed ripening papaya, Bt […]

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Written by the Web Team   Dr. Gelia T. Castillo, national scientist and member of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) Board of Trustees, challenged Mindanao farmers to improve their yield during the Farmers’ Field Day and Forum in PhilRice Agusan in Basilisa, Remedios T.  Romualdez, Agusan del Norte, Sept. 22. Close to 1,000 farmers, students, representatives of local government units, and members of the press from Regions 10, 11, […]

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Written by GMA News   The Department of Agriculture (DA) chose to refrain from advancing some rice imports for 2012 despite lack of grain of the government in the remaining months of 2011. “The most we can do is to conduct a tender by the first quarter. That is the likelihood, that is feasible at the moment,” Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala told reporters on Thursday during the 2012 budget hearing […]

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Jennifer A Ng, Business Mirror   FARMING as a source of income remains unattractive as farmers&earned an average of P17,000 in 2009, according to figures disclosed&by Agriculture officials. Sen. Francis Pangilinan said this bodes ill for the country’s effort to&produce enough food to support its growing population. “Definitely [if farmers continue to earn less], it could pose a threat to&our efforts to achieve food security,” said Pangilinan at the sidelines […]

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Written by Amado P Macasaet, Malaya   Lito Banayo, administrator of the National Food Authority, is beginning to think that there is a need for higher authorities to stop aiming for self-sufficiency in rice and instead use the land to produce high-value crops. He explained to Malaya Business Insight in a sought interview that it has been proven that, apart from obvious government indifference to agriculture, the country cannot hope […]

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