1982 Ventures backs Indo AgriTrading Marketplace PasarMIKRO

JAKARTA / SINGAPORE, Jan 14, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – 1982 Ventures has invested in PasarMIKRO, an Indonesian-based Agri Commodity Marketplace startup that empowers disadvantaged farmers by simplifying transactions for both farmers and traders. Since their pilot in December 2020 PasarMIKRO has helped farmers to trade and finance the distribution of over 5,000 […]

ADB backs RoRo services for streamlining agri supply chains, raising farmer prosperity

ROLL-ON, ROLL-OFF (RoRo) ship terminals are expected to help farmers streamline their supply chains, eliminate middlemen, and raise incomes while keeping consumer prices in check, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said in a blog post. In the Asian Development Blog, author Eugenia Co Go said the ADB found that middlemen who ship produce to distant […]

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 […]

More fertilizer subsidies seen needed to shield farmers from high global prices

INCREASED FERTILIZER subsidies are required if farmers are to deal with higher global prices for the farm input, Agriculture experts said, after a key Senator called for immediate government intervention to prevent farmers from going further into debt for the next planting season. “Current fertilizer prices are burying local farmers deeper in debt even before […]

House resolution calls for investigation into vegetable smuggling

HOUSE LEGISLATORS have called for an investigation into smuggled Chinese vegetables being distributed in domestic markets. The minority Makabayan bloc, led by Bayan Muna Rep. Eufemia C. Cullamat, filed House Resolution 2263 Wednesday requesting an investigation by the House Committee on Agriculture and Food. According to the resolution, farmers have reported diminished demand for their […]

Bayer starts project on farmer safety

Bayer Crop Science will start a pilot project in some towns that seeks to encourage farmers to wear personal protective equipment when applying crop protection products.  The agricultural company said the project would give farmers a safety kit consisting of two filter face masks, a pair of nitrile gloves and goggles.  The initiative will be implemented in vegetable-producing areas of Buguias and La Trinidad in Benguet and rice […]

Nestlé, TESDA sign deal to train Mindanao Robusta coffee farmers

NESTLÉ PHILIPPINES, Inc. and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) have entered into a partnership to train agricultural workers in sustainable coffee farming in the southern Philippines, with the aim of increasing the domestic supply of coffee beans. On Wednesday, Nestlé and TESDA signed a memorandum of agreement for an initiative called the […]

Capitol launches ECD program to aid Cebu farmers, fisherfolk

CEBUANO farmers and fisherfolk get another opportunity to bring their livelihoods back, even expand their businesses further, now that the Capitol’s Enhanced Countryside Development (ECD) Program will finally roll out in the entire Province. The Cebu Provincial Government, represented by Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, signed a memorandum of agreement with three government banks Friday, March 5, […]