Recently, the world turned its attention on food, hunger, and malnutrition. The Global Hunger Index 2013, released last week by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), shows that global hunger in developing countries has fallen by 39% since 1990. Of the 842 million hungry people in the world, 553 million live in Asia and the Pacific. In the Philippines and other countries, the level of hunger remains serious, despite […]

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Written by Michelle V Ramo, Philippine Daily Inquirer   The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has issued the necessary guidelines to implement the new and stricter Agri-Agra law amid protests from the country’s banking sector. The law’s amended version, Republic Act No. 10000, calls for stricter implementation of the provisions of the law that is meant to boost the country’s agriculture sector by requiring banks to lend more. The law essentially […]

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The first ever Filipino and the first woman to receive the Asian-wide Senadhira Rice Research Award is a PhilRice breeder. Thelma F. Padolina, a chemist-turned-breeder, who has been breeding for more than 30 years, will receive this award on Oct. 30 during the International Rice Congress in Bangkok, Thailand. “When I was informed that I am chosen to receive the award, I was overwhelmed with joy. This award is important […]

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More than 100,000 upland rice farmers are encouraged to organize into groups and register their associations for them to easily access government programs. Ruben B. Miranda, national coordinator of the Upland Rice Development Program (URDP) said that a formally organized group is indispensable in fostering progressive rice farming communities. “It`s easier for agricultural workers to reach organized and registered groups because systems are in place. Well-placed systems also facilitate easy […]

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Written by the Web Team   The Korea Project on International Agriculture (KOPIA) through the Rural Development Administration is helping farmers earn millions by partnering with farmers’ cooperatives. “This is our way of helping the cooperatives and its members become millionaires,” Dr. Norvie Manigbas, project leader said. The Sinibaan Farmers Association in Dingle, Ilo-Ilo and the Bohol Farmers Multipurpose Cooperative in Pilar, Bohol received registered seeds (RS) during the Farmers’ […]

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The Korea Project on International Agriculture (KOPIA) through the Rural Development Administration is helping farmers earn millions by partnering with farmers’ cooperatives. “This is our way of helping the cooperatives and its members become millionaires,” Dr. Norvie Manigbas, project leader said. The Sinibaan Farmers Association in Dingle, Ilo-Ilo and the Bohol Farmers Multipurpose Cooperative in Pilar, Bohol received registered seeds (RS) during the Farmers’ Filed Day on Oct. 6 and […]

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Written by Dr Emil Q Javier Why not? There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why . . . I dream of things that never were, and ask why not? . . . Robert Kennedy. More liberal trading among nations across all products and services will bring more economic benefits in the aggregate. But as always more benefits will accrue to some; others will […]

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