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'How I wish that in the future, the Senate may have a more strict way of selecting chairpersons for committees. Put someone in the agricultural committee who does not forget that their service is for the country and the people.'
Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Cafe seats 240 diners and is open to people aged 21 and over
Hydroponics is a method of growing plants without soil, using water fortified with mineral nutrients and oxygen instead.
They grow flowers, vegetables, and herbs without synthetic fertilizers, and raise their animals without antibiotics, steroids or growth hormones
You may decide not to stay long, but the lessons will stay with you forever
Joanne Ramos's debut novel is disturbingly close to the reality of many Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW)
'We have a history of pearl fishing of over one thousand years... but because of overfishing in Hong Kong, we only have very few of them left,' says former investment banker turned scientist Yan Wa-tat
(UPDATED) The DENR says the fish kill is not expected to affect supply and prices of tilapia, but the public is advised to continue to check their fish purchases for freshness
Though the Department of Agriculture said El Niño would have little effect on national production especially for rice, the dry spell does hurt 1st quarter production of the crops subsector
How a humble cut flower farm in Atok, Benguet, is upping the local tourism landscape
President Rodrigo Duterte, in his speech during the Kaamulan Festival in Malaybalay City, says he will distribute land to farmers
The BOLD Awards aims to shine a spotlight on bold and breakthrough projects in a number of fields, such as crowdsourcing, open innovation, and other technology-related sectors
President Rodrigo Duterte also argues that the current bill's proposed coconut trust fund may benefit wealthy coconut farmer owners more than smallholder farmers
Ipat Luna of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources wants livestock farms to develop wastewater treatment facilities
United Nations agencies estimate that 10.3 million people in North Korea are in need of humanitarian assistance
The primary goal of the Internet Research Agency (IRA) is to deepen divisions in US society and convince Democrat-favoring liberals – including Latinos, youths and the LGBTQ community – not to vote, a report says
Economic managers urge the Department of Agriculture to invest in modern farming tools to improve farmer productivity
The Bright Leaf Awards honors the most outstanding stories on agricultural issues and best farming practices
Keeping indigenous knowledge systems, practices, and beliefs alive will allow communities of smallholder farmers to maintain their culture and the balance in their ecosystem without sacrificing their livelihood
An international team of scientists finds that predatory raptor birds are 4 times rarer in areas of plateau where wind turbines are present
'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.'
We can diversify a lot more when it comes to what we should eat
'They declared that we are already in the stage of retrieval, but for me, God only knows who will be dead and who will be alive,' says Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan
Itogon, Benguet Mayor Victorio Palangdan hopes that in 5 years, his town will no longer be dependent on mining
As coconut pollinators, kiwot bees have helped the farm increase its yield by as much as 50%
The former Maguindanao governor is already facing 197 counts of corruption charges before the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan
PRESS RELEASE: Organizations are coming together to help ease the suffering of fellow farmers in other parts of the country
One of the problems faced by shops offering organic food is a Japanese obsession with how fruit and vegetables look and are packaged
The retired American boxer pampers himself in the natural wonders of El Nido and Samal Island
Benjamin Maggay, former mayor of Cervantes, notices that whenever their farmers use chemicals, they develop lung problems two to three days after
(UPDATED) The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency says that based on Chinese intelligence reports, the shabu laboratory discovered in a farm in Ibaan town 'was organized by a Hong Kong-based kingpin'
Robinsons Retail Holdings announces a P18-billion share swap deal to purchase the grocery chain operator from the Dairy Farm Group
’We need to change the mindset that PWDs are limited and that they can’t do anything,’ says PWD advocate Rhodora Fresnedi
As of June 2016, almost 600,000 hectares of agricultural land remain undistributed. Landowners stall the land acquisition and distribution process through various methods.
'We want to show the world that we don't need dirty energy to power development,' says Guimaras Governor Samuel Gumarin
Dicamba is used to great effect against a weed that plagues the region, Palmer amaranth, or pigweed. The problem with dicamba is that it vaporizes easily and is carried by the wind, often spreading to nearby farm fields – with varying effects.
We take a look at the roots – literally and figuratively – of the crop of Ilocos’ cuisine and culture
Puentespina Farms' cacao beans make it to the top 50 entries at the 2017 International Cocoa Awards
Helping farmers should form part of companies' corporate strategy and not just fall under their corporate social responsibility, say experts at the 2nd Global Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship Conference
The program aims to encourage travelers to try farm tourism as an activity
Being ambitious is not a bad thing. Small in geography need not mean 'small-country mentality and policies.'
'We'll have to make do with whatever was given to us,' says Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol
Sustainable food production and consumption are crucial in reducing carbon footprint, thereby mitigating climate change
For Kai Farms' Karla Delgado, organic doesn't have to be expensive
RiceUp Filipino Farmers is a social enterprise that helps local farmers become resilient and self sustaining even when the odds are not in their favor
The President instead proposes to build a new medium sized facility and improve existing 7 regional prisons
Microinsurance adaptation and risk mitigation help build the resilience of the agricultural sector
In a budget hearing lawmakers express support for the Department of Agriculture s original budget proposal of P220 billion significantly higher than the P60 6 billion that economic managers set
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says the farm to market road program should get at least P20 billion in the 2018 budget
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