5 June 2020
Bayani Brew, a social enterprise that helps Filipino farmers via its organically farmed drinks, donated 25,000 pieces of protective masks and almost PhP 400,000 worth of products to frontliners of 20 hospitals in Metro Manila and Bulacan, Philippines. “We are not a big company yet, but we believe that we all have to take part in the ongoing effort to recover from the turmoil… Read more
3 June 2020
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28 May 2020
A farmer in Region 5 (Bicol) has harvested a record 15.73 metric tons per hectare (MT/ha) of rice that is above the national average of about 4.07 MT/ha. Genaro Tamon of from Magarao, Camarines Sur on May 12 recorded a harvest of 286 sacks (about 55 kilos each) from his one-ha farm. That is more than thrice the national yield-per-ha average based on the latest quarterly data from the… Read more
By Jam Pascual25 June 2020
Over the next two months, Delbros Group and Good Greens + Co. will donate 20 to 30 hydroponic boxes to select schools which have the capacity to grow 168 lettuces, per school, every 45 days. Most schools don’t teach you how to grow your own food. Home Economics classes tend to stop at the cooking-your-own-food part, which is only one aspect of self-sufficiency. On top of that, farming… Read more
By David Tristan Yumol22 May 2020
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 22) – Agriculture Secretary William Dar reported on Thursday that ₱5.4-billion worth of agricultural produce from farmers and fishermen were sold to consumers amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. Dar told in the Senate Committee of the Whole hearing on the government's COVID-19 response that among the said figure, ₱2.9 billion came from… Read more
7 May 2020
As COVID-19 exposed the sorry state of the country’s agriculture sector, a lot of Filipinos will feel the need to grow their own food within their houses. This is called urban agriculture wherein people resort to home gardening for their steady supply of staple vegetables. Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) Director Glenn B. Gregorio said… Read more
1 April 2020
A plant-based ice cream company in Portland, OR is empowering the women who farm its coconut supply in the Philippines. Through a new partnership with the Water Agroforestry Nutrition Foundation (WAND), the ice cream company, Coconut Bliss, founded the Coconut-based Women Entrepreneurship Initiative and recently donated US$20,000 to the program.  Funding for this… Read more
By Lade Jean Kabagani6 March 2020
MANILA — Local farmers in Mindanao will soon get free training on financial literacy from banking institutions. The foundations of two financial institutions — the Landbank Countryside Development Foundation, Inc, (LCDFI) and UCPC-CIIF Foundation Inc., (Cocofoundation) on Thursday signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao… Read more
By Marje Pelayo16 March 2020
The Department of Agriculture (DA) is implementing measures to ensure the unhampered movement of food and agricultural products to Metro Manila under the 30-day community quarantine. Fast lanes intended for food trucks and delivery vans will be designated in all 65 entry and exit points in Metro Manila. Agriculture Secretary William Dar told reporters on Monday (March 16) that he already… Read more
By Louise Maureen Simeon11 March 2020
The Philippines has enough food supply to meet demand, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said as it appealed to consumers not to engage in panic buying amid the increasing cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country. Agriculture Secretary William Dar assured the people yesterday that there is a sufficient supply of rice and other prime commodities in the market with the public… Read more
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