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.
“When we complained, they told us that every company has its own policies,” he said
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)