The Department of Agriculture (DA) must “blacklist” rice importers who are not using their approved sanitary and phytosanitary import clearances (SPSICs), the Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura (Sinag) said over the weekend.
Ahead of COP28, the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) urges global leaders to shift gears and drastically and urgently scale-up climate finance for small-scale farmers and small agribusinesses.
Butuan City—The P3.8-million grant to the local government unit (LGU) of Carmen, Surigao del Sur is expected to boost the logistical support of the government in the production and marketing of farm products in the municipality, an official said Tuesday.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said it will launch a global roadmap for the simultaneous achievement of a world free of hunger by 2030, while not breaching the 1.5 Celsius degree threshold at the upcoming COP28 meeting in the United Arab Emirates.
Europe’s flooded fields are delaying sugar harvesting and threatening to wipe out 15 percent of beet crops still to be collected in France, one of the region’s biggest growers of the sweetener.
Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez on Sunday said the recent apprehension of a suspected large-scale onion smuggler marks a “crucial milestone” in the government’s ongoing battle against the smuggling and hoarding of agricultural products.
A pasture system in Andorra, hay milk in Austria, areas growing chestnuts, white ginger and waxberries in China, flood-spreading gardens and a walnut cultivating region in Iran and an all-female fishery in the Republic of Korea have become the latest additions to Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS).
India, the world’s top rice exporter, is expected to maintain its curbs on overseas sales well into next year, a move likely to hold the staple grain at close to its highest price levels since the food crisis of 2008.
Global food import bill could reach $2 trillion by the end of the year, some $35.3 billion or 1.8 percent higher than in 2022, according to a report published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
The government and the private sector are intensifying efforts to revitalize agriculture through youth education to help prevent the imminent shortage of food due to the aging of farmers.
San Miguel Food and Beverage Inc. (SMFB) said its income in January to September grew by 4 percent to P27.5 billion from the previous year’s P26.34 billion, mainly due to the strong performance of its beer and spirits business.
Australia, a top exporter of wheat, barley and canola, experienced the driest October in more than 20 years and the fifth driest in records going back to 1900 as an El Niño weather pattern continues to bring dry, hot conditions to the country, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
Davao City—The conduct of the National Cacao Congress 2023 in this city on November 16-17 is seen as a great opportunity to showcase local cacao and gain insights on how to improve its production, an official said Tuesday.
Current agrifood systems impose huge hidden costs on people’s health, the environment and society, equivalent to at least $10 trillion a year, according to a ground-breaking analysis by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), covering 154 countries.
THE P20 per kilo rice “aspiration” is not yet possible today but the Department of Agriculture will follow the directive of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. to “modernize, irrigate and mechanize” to make the price of the commodity affordable, newly designated Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel, Jr. said.
FILIPINO consumers should spend their Noche Buena budget wisely, particularly on ham, as they might feel the pinch of an increase of around 4 percent in the prices of meat products due to rising production costs, according to an official of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).