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How to feed a billion people (and get rock-hard abs)

Apr 22, 2017 - 3:55 PM

By protecting fisheries, humanity can raise yearly wild seafood yields by 100 million metric tonnes – enough to feed a billion people every day, forever

How to feed a billion people (and get rock-hard abs)

Zamboanga farmer grows 'rainbow corn'

Apr 14, 2017 - 3:18 PM

Known as glass-gem corn in Central America, the rainbow corn variety is introduced in Zamboanga by farmer Mark Basaluddin

Zamboanga farmer grows 'rainbow corn'

Think tank to Duterte: Allow rice importation, end NFA monopoly

Apr 11, 2017 - 7:42 PM

'Neither allowing the National Food Authority to solely import rice, nor stopping all rice imports, is good for the Filipino consumer or the Filipino rice farmer,' says an economic policy think tank

Think tank to Duterte: Allow rice importation, end NFA monopoly

Rappler Talk: Ex-Usec Halmen Valdez on Cabinet rift

Apr 10, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Dismissed Palace undersecretary Halmen Valdez talks about rice, the Cabinet, and the issues that divide the President's appointees

Rappler Talk: Ex-Usec Halmen Valdez on Cabinet rift

PH asks Australia to open market for banana growers

Mar 26, 2017 - 11:05 PM

Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, once an agriculture chief, raises the Philippines' two-decade concern in his meeting with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop

PH asks Australia to open market for banana growers

Piñol urges farmers to use guide map for crop planning

Mar 26, 2017 - 6:29 PM

The color-coded guide map provides data that farmers need to identify the type of crops suitable for their land

Piñol urges farmers to use guide map for crop planning

WATCH: Tapping youth volunteerism for public service

Mar 24, 2017 - 11:42 PM

Candon Youth Movement engages Ilocos Sur youth for projects on public health, agriculture, and education

WATCH: Tapping youth volunteerism for public service

Mexico threatens to ditch corn imports from U.S.

Mar 21, 2017 - 1:33 PM

Mexico is now threatening to buy from elsewhere, worrying corn growers in some of the very same US states that voted heavily in favor of Trump

Mexico threatens to ditch corn imports from U.S.

Indonesia summons UK envoy over coral reef destruction

Mar 17, 2017 - 12:45 PM

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Panjaitan says it could take up to 100 years to restore the corals in Raja Ampat

Indonesia summons UK envoy over coral reef destruction

IN PHOTOS: Extensive coral reef damage caused by British cruise ship

Mar 14, 2017 - 9:38 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Photos sourced by Rappler show the damage at Crossover Reef, after cruise vessel Caledonian Sky rammed into the coral reefs

IN PHOTOS: Extensive coral reef damage caused by British cruise ship

Indonesia says captain of cruise ship that destroyed coral reefs may face imprisonment

Mar 14, 2017 - 8:23 PM

The Indonesian government vows to take action, and slams Captain Keith Michael Taylor who was steering the cruise at the time of destruction.

Indonesia says captain of cruise ship that destroyed coral reefs may face imprisonment

British cruise ship destroys one of world's best coral reefs

Mar 13, 2017 - 12:39 AM

(UPDATED) The incident caused damage to Crossover Reef in Raja Ampat, Indonesia, which has been voted among the best diving spots in the world.

British cruise ship destroys one of world's best coral reefs

WATCH: Helping farmers through agricultural biotechnology

Mar 06, 2017 - 6:59 AM

The UP Genetic Researchers and Agricultural Innovators Society strives to uphold awareness on the ways, means, and science behind agricultural biotechnology to help students and farmers alike

WATCH: Helping farmers through agricultural biotechnology

Agriculture dep't hires Badjao magna cum laude to help sea gypsies

Mar 04, 2017 - 6:58 AM

The Department of Agriculture hires Roben Abdella to help handle the government's livelihood and education program for the country's sea gypsies

Agriculture dep't hires Badjao magna cum laude to help sea gypsies

Gene editing mulled for improving livestock

Feb 21, 2017 - 10:19 AM

Scientists and consumer groups say there is not enough evidence yet to shed light on the potential risks of gene editing, particularly regarding its trickle-down effects on the environment and the ecosystem

Gene editing mulled for improving livestock

South Sudan suffering 'man-made' famine

Feb 20, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Nearly 5 million people are facing starvation and famine, the government says

South Sudan suffering 'man-made' famine

Lawin-struck farmers push for sustainable aid

Feb 17, 2017 - 4:26 PM

People’s Disaster Risk Reduction Network Executive Director Esteban Masagca explains that in the crafting of a new recovery plan, the farmers and the most affected people should be involved

Lawin-struck farmers push for sustainable aid

News Briefs: February 17, 2017

Feb 17, 2017 - 1:46 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Friday, February 17

News Briefs: February 17, 2017

Sandiganbayan affirms dismissal of Joc-joc Bolante plunder case

Feb 14, 2017 - 7:10 PM

In its denial of the prosecutors' motion for reconsideration, it says the prosecutors 'ignorantly accused the court of going beyond its authority to determine probable cause'

Sandiganbayan affirms dismissal of Joc-joc Bolante plunder case

Farmer killed by gunmen in Capiz land dispute picket

Feb 13, 2017 - 10:01 PM

Five others are injured after violence erupted at the Nemesio Tan estate in Pilar, Capiz

Farmer killed by gunmen in Capiz land dispute picket

News Briefs: February 9, 2017

Feb 09, 2017 - 1:46 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Thursday, February 9

News Briefs: February 9, 2017

News Briefs: February 3, 2017

Feb 03, 2017 - 12:16 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Friday, February 3

News Briefs: February 3, 2017

Long live coffee

Feb 02, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Guiel Albiola belongs to a new generation of coffee traders and farmers who are fighting to keep the industry alive

Long live coffee

Trump rushes to control communication of U.S. agencies

Jan 25, 2017 - 9:42 AM

Press Secretary Spicer: 'I don't think it's any surprise that when there's an administration turnover, that we're going to review the policies.'

Trump rushes to control communication of U.S. agencies

4 things to know about the Mendiola Massacre

Jan 21, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Agrarian Reform Chief Rafael “Ka Paeng” V. Mariano, then secretary-general of Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas, is one of the many farmers who were at the Mendiola protest in 1987

4 things to know about the Mendiola Massacre

Coco levy fund scam: Gold for the corrupt, crumbs for farmers

Jan 21, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Part 1: Many coconut farmers have died waiting in vain, and with them went the hope they would one day reap the 'rewards' of what's seen as among the biggest scams of the century

Coco levy fund scam: Gold for the corrupt, crumbs for farmers

DOLE widens ban on child labor in agriculture

Jan 18, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The agriculture sector, which employs more than 85,000 children, has the highest incidence of child labor in the country

DOLE widens ban on child labor in agriculture

UN FAO, New Zealand aid Cotabato drought-affected areas

Jan 14, 2017 - 3:11 PM

Through a $3-million grant from the New Zealand government, FAO is currently supporting the recovery of 10,475 farming and fishing households in the province of Cotabato

UN FAO, New Zealand aid Cotabato drought-affected areas

Lanao del Sur forms council to manage river basin

Jan 13, 2017 - 7:05 PM

Lanao del Sur governor Soraya Adiong says failure to protect the lake will have a negative impact not only on the lives of the Maranaos but all Mindanaoans

Lanao del Sur forms council to manage river basin

Agriculture officials in Davao City charged with graft

Jan 11, 2017 - 3:35 PM

The DA-Davao City officials earlier admitted that no pre-bidding conference was conducted, but claimed they were not involved in the process

Agriculture officials in Davao City charged with graft

Oriental Mindoro takes stock of Typhoon Nina damage

Dec 31, 2016 - 12:26 PM

The typhoon inflicted casualties, damage to agriculture and infrastructure, and left many people in Oriental Mindoro still without electricity as they welcome the new year

Oriental Mindoro takes stock of Typhoon Nina damage

Typhoon Nina destroys at least P25-M worth of crops

Dec 28, 2016 - 2:05 PM

The typhoon that made landfall on Christmas Day also leaves at least P83.46 million worth of damage to infrastructure, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

Typhoon Nina destroys at least P25-M worth of crops

Landbank to provide P115B in loans to small farmers, fishermen by 2022

Dec 25, 2016 - 11:54 AM

Landbank will initiate a 're-engineering' of the credit facilities for small stakeholders in the agriculture sector, and encourage them to enter into 'corporatives'

Landbank to provide P115B in loans to small farmers, fishermen by 2022

Top businessmen pledge support for Sulu's economic revival

Dec 20, 2016 - 1:40 PM

Tycoons like Manny V. Pangilinan, Ramon Ang, and Lucio Tan declare their support for the Duterte administration's bid to unleash the economic potential of violence-stricken Sulu

Top businessmen pledge support for Sulu's economic revival

P2 billion allotted for free irrigation in 2017 budget

Dec 18, 2016 - 2:12 PM

The P2 billion will cover the maintenance expenses of irrigation facilities that the National Irrigation Administration charges from farmers

P2 billion allotted for free irrigation in 2017 budget

Agricultural smugglers to face stiffer penalties

Dec 17, 2016 - 5:27 PM

The draft implementing rules and regulations of Anti-Agricultural Smuggling Act of 2016 aim to impose stiffer penalties for smugglers of agriculture products

Agricultural smugglers to face stiffer penalties

CA defers Piñol's appointment to next year

Dec 13, 2016 - 3:45 PM

Commission on Appointments member Josephine Ramirez-Sato questions the agriculture chief's stance on lifting the importation quota and the transfer of DA bureaus

CA defers Piñol's appointment to next year

Joc-joc Bolante, De Lima ethics case, global warming | Evening wRap

Dec 12, 2016 - 11:48 PM

Watch the evening newscast with David Lozada

Joc-joc Bolante, De Lima ethics case, global warming | Evening wRap

Sandiganbayan junks Joc-joc Bolante plunder case

Dec 12, 2016 - 3:00 PM

The anti-graft court says there is no evidence that the former agriculture undersecretary pocketed P50 million or higher from the fertilizer fund scam

Sandiganbayan junks Joc-joc Bolante plunder case

Aceh earthquake: A family crushed to death in their sleep, and how one son survived

Dec 10, 2016 - 4:29 PM

The couple was heard crying out for help, but their faint voices faded quickly. In the end, they died with their two young daughters. Only their 13-year-old son made it out alive.

Aceh earthquake: A family crushed to death in their sleep, and how one son survived

IN PHOTOS: Dark scenes from the Indonesia earthquake

Dec 08, 2016 - 10:51 AM

The 6.5-magnitude quake kills at least 97 and injures hundreds more.

IN PHOTOS: Dark scenes from the Indonesia earthquake

PCC's 2017 priorities: Int'l shipping, cement, power, agriculture

Dec 05, 2016 - 9:25 PM

The Philippine Competition Commission will review these 4 sectors next year to check for possible anti-competitive measures

PCC's 2017 priorities: Int'l shipping, cement, power, agriculture

1.4B jobs depend on pollinators – report

Nov 29, 2016 - 8:02 AM

A study warns of a dire threat to human welfare if the falls in bee and butterfly numbers are not halted

1.4B jobs depend on pollinators – report

WATCH: Help farmers adapt to climate change

Nov 24, 2016 - 1:41 PM

Oxfam in the Philippines calls on the government 'to protect the people who grow our food, especially the most vulnerable small-scale women farmers'

WATCH: Help farmers adapt to climate change

Rodrigo Duterte, PH economy, United States | 6PM wRap

Nov 17, 2016 - 7:06 PM

Watch the 6PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

Rodrigo Duterte, PH economy, United States | 6PM wRap

PH GDP, Zika cases, fake news | 12PM wRap

Nov 17, 2016 - 12:52 PM

Watch the 12PM newscast with Mara Cepeda

PH GDP, Zika cases, fake news | 12PM wRap

PH GDP grows by 7.1% in Q3 2016

Nov 17, 2016 - 10:05 AM

The Philippines is 'the fastest-growing among major Asian emerging economies that have already released data for the quarter,' says NEDA

PH GDP grows by 7.1%  in Q3 2016

Peter Laviña is new NIA head – Piñol

Nov 15, 2016 - 10:58 AM

The incoming head of the National Irrigation Administration says among his goals is to provide free irrigation services to farmers

Peter Laviña is new NIA head – Piñol

Super Typhoon Lawin leaves P4.7B agri damage in Isabela

Nov 05, 2016 - 3:40 PM

Rice crops suffered the most with recorded P2.7 billion worth of damage, according to latest information from the Provincial Agricultural Office

Super Typhoon Lawin leaves P4.7B agri damage in Isabela

US-PH relations, Rodrigo Duterte, Philippine Air Force | 12PM wRap

Oct 24, 2016 - 2:07 PM

Watch the noontime wRap with Maria Ressa

US-PH relations, Rodrigo Duterte, Philippine Air Force | 12PM wRap