Agriculture

WORLD FOOD DAY

WORLD FOOD DAY

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11 months ago

Rocelio Tabay, head of the Davao City Technical Committee on Organic Agriculture, expresses his support for the celebration of World Food Day in the city which highlights family farming and its role in achieving food security. This year’s World Food Day celebration carries the theme “Family Farming: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth”. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com)

RICE

RICE

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11 months ago

Speaking before media during iSpeak forum Thursday, MASIPAG Representative Fidel O. Carpesano says that some rice traders tend to mix cheap rice, which are heavily bombarded with pesticides, to locally produced and organic rice leaving consumers unsure of food safety. (Medel V. Hernani/davaotoday.com

Farmers to lose lands in DavOr palm-oil shift

Farmers to lose lands in DavOr palm-oil shift

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11 months ago

Survivors of Typhoon Pablo doubted that the government’s plan to shift to planting palm oil from coconut trees in Davao Oriental will help them recover from the 2012 disaster, saying it will only “intensify land-grabbing” of their farm and ancestral lands.