Rappler's latest stories on agriculture
The government's economic team says the Department of Agriculture must improve farmers' productivity to bring food prices down
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol will visit typhoon-hit Isabela after President Rodrigo Duterte scolded him for being unable to attend the recent command conference
President-elect Jair Bolsonaro huddles with his inner circle at the home of a wealthy backer in Rio de Janeiro to start forming what advisor Gustavo Bebianno calls 'a combat vanguard' for the new administration
One of the supposed Lumad at Mocha Uson's 'protest' at the University of the Philippines Diliman campus is linked to a paramilitary group, say Lumad rights advocates
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol warns that traders who will not follow the SRPs would face jail time and a fine of up to P1 million
'This is not the first massacre of farmers in Philippine history. Filipino farmers have long fought for genuine agrarian reforms... They ask for land, not bullets.'
The actress and former Miss World titleholder lends her support to the Department of Agriculture and the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization
PRESS RELEASE: The event will be held on October 16 at Jerome's Bar, Visayas Avenue, Quezon City
We can diversify a lot more when it comes to what we should eat
A Department of Agriculture-National Food Authority team will check rice shipments at the source, to ensure the quality of the imported grains to be sold to Filipino consumers
The investment aims to bring food supplies to the National Capital Region and stabilize food prices
President Rodrigo Duterte signs Administrative Order No. 13, removing non-tariff barriers in the importation of agricultural products
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol previously said the Philippines would have a rice problem if the country relied on imports to meet demand for the staple
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol plans to ask Congress for additional funds to rehabilitate Typhoon Ompong-hit areas
Farmers are left with nothing to harvest after floods inundate their fields
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says 'it would be wise to be innovative' as inflation soars
The rising prices of agricultural goods are seen as the 'main drivers of inflation,' and the Department of Agriculture headed by Secretary Emmanuel Piñol 'must act quickly'
Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says agencies like the Bureau of the Treasury and Department of Finance should be booted out of the National Food Authority Council
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says the funds will come from private millers and traders
Pilit ang palusot, at balubaluktot ang mensahe ng gobyerno, tungkol sa krisis sa bigas – dahil sablay ang istratehiya sa simula pa lang
'Maybe the laws are weak or are unenforceable. All we have to do is to improve on those laws, not necessarily fire people,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
Putting a cap on prices may sound like a good idea, but it may actually lead to a rice shortage
Vice President Leni Robredo also slams the 'conflicting' statements of several government agencies on the ongoing rice crisis
The agriculture secretary even envisions a 'trading center' for smuggled rice in the Zamboanga-Basilan-Sulu-Tawi-Tawi region, saying that's the practice there anyway
851 out of 1,502 passed the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineer Licensure Examination
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says the presence of bukbok or weevils proves that imported rice 'has not been sprayed with chemicals'
'Farmers never had it so good until today,' says Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol
The proposal comes after Zamboanga City and Basilan both declared a state of calamity over rice prices reaching as high as P70 per kilo
(UPDATED) The Department of Agriculture allows the importation of galunggong or round scad as the closed fishing season nears
'You cannot squeeze milk from a thin and hungry cow!' says Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol
But opposition lawmakers argue the bill 'totally abandons' Filipino farmers and puts local agriculture 'in danger of extinction'
Look more closely into rice cartels and smuggling, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia urges the Department of Agriculture
House Bill No. 7735 creates the Rice Fund, which would be used to modernize rice farms, fund postharvest facilities, transportation and infrastructure projects, and provide rice scholarships
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says businessmen see rice hoarding as ‘inventory management'
A large part of Sweden, as well as Denmark, southern Norway and northern Finland, is currently experiencing a period of extreme heat which, according to weather forecasts, is unlikely to end soon
The Philippine Statistics Authority says the Philippines' agricultural imports rose while exports declined, which widened the trade deficit by 41% to $1.83 billion
The Department of Agriculture gives suggested retail prices for rice, fish, onions, and garlic to stabilize prices
The fair takes place from June 14 to 17 at the Central Square, Bonifacio High Street
The prosecutors tell the Sandiganbayan's 6th Division that suspending Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr from office would prevent him from intimidating witnesses and committing acts of malfeasance
Sugar prices are now at almost P3,000 per 50-kilogram bag, prompting the government to import to stabilize prices
La Viña has now been appointed to 3 different government entities – Social Security System, Department of Tourism, and now Department of Agriculture
(UPDATED) Lifting rice import quotas means cheaper rice for consumers, but may hurt Filipino farmers if they can't compete with their counterparts in countries like Vietnam
'Fisherfolk are the reason why we as consumers, both locally and abroad, are able to satisfy our appetite for tuna and all kinds of seafood. It’s time that we finally give considerable attention to them. '
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) data reveals loans extended toward agriculture and agrarian reform are nowhere near what the law mandates
The fire in Sitio Palanan, Barangay Basra, reaches 5th alarm, and burns to the ground some 200 houses
The Philippine Statistics Authority reports that crops and livestock production slowed down, while fisheries fell to negative territory
(UPDATED) Some 4.7 million metric tons of rice is produced between January to March of this year, up 6.8% from the same period last year. Corn production is at 2.5 million metric tons, gaining some 4.2% year-on-year.
The proposed amount is more than twice the average allocation, and could be the agency's largest budget if approved
Department of Agriculture-Cagayan Valley topped regional offices in budget utilization for 2017, says Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol