Former agri chief Piñol to advise Marcos on food security 

Former agriculture secretary Emmanuel “Manny” F. Piñol with National Security Adviser Clarita A. Carlos. — MANNYPIÑOL FACEBOOK PAGE FORMER agriculture secretary Emmanuel “Manny” F. Piñol on Thursday announced that he will be advising the national government on food security.   The position was offered by National Security Adviser Clarita A. Carlos, Mr. Piñol said in a […]

Former Agri chief returns to department as undersecretary 

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. on Monday named a new Agriculture undersecretary, who previously headed the department, days after a controversy on sugar importation broke out.   In a Facebook post, Mr. Marcos said he appointed Domingo F. Panganiban as Agriculture undersecretary.  Mr. Panganiban served as agriculture secretary in 2001 under the administration of Joseph E. […]

Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries to Improve Food Security for Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 8, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries (MAFI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with PLS Plantations Berhad, a leading agrofood company in Malaysia, to conduct an in-depth study and put forward a proposal for the national food security programme. YBhg Dato’ Haslina Binti […]

Filipino-owned ADAMCO raises P1B via note issuance of Development Bank of the Philippines and Security Bank

Leading agricultural machines and equipment dealer Ada Manufacturing Corp. (ADAMCO) has successfully raised P1 billion via the issuance of notes supported by state-run Development Bank of the Philippines and Security Bank Corp. The proceeds of the fund raising activity via the issuance of five-year corporate notes arranged by GIV Capital Holdings Corp. will be used […]

World Bank recommends farm consolidation to achieve scale

FARM consolidation in order to achieve efficiencies through scale is required to transform agriculture in the Philippines, where farmers tending small plots have become the norm, the World Bank said. “To succeed, efforts at clustering and consolidation need to be voluntary, built on trust and confidence, and collaborative relationships among stakeholders whether they are farmers, […]

Mango farmers seen needing tech infusion to better meet export demand

The Department of Science and Technology (DoST) said mango farmers need to upgrade their planting and cultivation know-how if they are to meet the export market’s requirements for supply and quality. At a virtual conference Thursday conducted by the DoST’s Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD), participants said mango […]

Israel says ready to aid PHL in energy, software, agriculture

ISRAEL is ready to participate in the Philippines’ efforts to upgrade its technology, particularly in the energy sector, software, and agriculture, its ambassador said. “My vision is to see Israel and the Philippines partnering in innovation… and working together to introduce… relevant technologies which can benefit the development process here in the Philippines,” Israeli Ambassador […]

Agricultural output expected to come in flat in third quarter

By Revin Mikhael D. Ochave, Reporter THIRD-QUARTER GROWTH in agriculture output is expected to be flat after typhoons disrupted production, analysts said. Pampanga State Agricultural University Professor Roy S. Kempis said in a phone message that he projects growth to be negative to flat, weighted on the contraction side. “I believe that growth figures will […]

FDI-friendly policy review underway for agriculture

A REVIEW of policy is ongoing to make agriculture more attractive to foreign direct investment (FDI), with a view to supporting the sector’s modernization, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said.  Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar said during a virtual 9th Session of the Economic Fora organized by the Department of the Interior and Local Government […]

Reduced agriculture budget allocations questioned in House committee

A MEMBER of the House Committee on Agriculture and Food has queried the Agriculture department over its reduced budget allocations for farm-to-market roads (FMRs) and other programs. Nueva Ecija Rep. Estrellita B. Suansing at the committee hearing Tuesday noted a “disconnect” in the Department of Agriculture’s priorities, citing the reduced 2022 budgets for FMRs. “The […]

Exporters call for global product compliance standards

Exporters are urging the government to implement global product quality compliance standards to improve international trade.  Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. in a statement Friday said the use of global supply chain standards would promote product safety and improve business transition to digital systems.  Philexport President Sergio Ortiz-Luis, Jr. during his opening remarks at the GS1 Philippines […]