The Bureau of Soils Water Management has started cloud seeding operations in the region, an official of the Department of Agriculture 11 said.
The National Food Authority (NFA) of Davao reported on Monday, March 28 that based on their survey, there will be no big price hike for rice throughout the El Niño period in the region.
A local association of commercial hog raisers want the government to take steps to open export markets.
Groups advocating organic farming worry on the possible contamination of cornfields in Mindanao after a study conducted by farmers’ group Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (Masipag) showed a white corn variety in Bukidnon tested positive with the genetically modified Round-up Ready (RR corn) hybrid traits.
A group asked farmers to invest in the production of milk and other dairy products to fill the supply gap in the market.
The Cacao Industry Development Association of Mindanao (Cidami) said on Monday that there is an increasing demand of cacao this year in terms of its production and exportation.
City Council on Wednesday invited concerned agencies on the matter of alleged fake rice that is proliferating here.
City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte during his program Sunday, warned fake rice importers to stop importing products that may harm the consumers.
The palm oil industry has “broken its promise” for 30 years of being in the Philippines, said groups in a statement after they recently held an oil palm conference here.
Should the long dry spell caused by the El Niño phenomenon continue, it will affect at least 7,000 hectares of crops and 11,000 farmers in the city, the City agriculturist here said.
The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) exspressed optimism of a “better-shaped” Mindanao this year based on the island’s remarkable economic growth last year.
The Philippine Palm Oil Development Council wants government to support its road map of developing 300,000 hectares for oil palm in the next ten years with Mindanao as a main investment area.