PBBM banks on cold storage warehouses to stabilize onion prices

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Tuesday assured onion producers in Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan (Mimaropa) of the necessary state interventions like putting up cold storage facilities to stabilize the price of the agricultural product during peak harvest season. The establishment of cold storage warehouses will benefit both onion growers and consumers, according to…

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Liberalization of foreign investments in rice, corn sector sought

MANILA – Officials of the Department of Agriculture (DA) and Board of Investments (BOI) and economists on Wednesday expressed support for the liberalization of foreign investments in the rice and corn industry to boost food production, increase farmers’ income, and foster greater competition to benefit consumers. At a roundtable discussion at the House of Representatives on…

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DA seeks liberalization of foreign investments in rice, corn sector

Econokmists and officials of the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Board of Investments (BOI) have expressed support for the liberalization of foreign investments in the rice and corn industry to boost food production, increase farmers’ income, and foster greater competition to benefit consumers. At a recent House roundtable discussion on bills seeking to increase investments in the rice and corn…

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PBBM admin continuously aiding farmers affected by El Niño

The Marcos administration is continuously providing assistance to farmers affected by the El Niño phenomenon in Western Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, and other regions. Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Joey Villarama, the spokesman for the Task Force El Nino, said there are almost 4,000 farmers affected by the dry spell in the two regions. “Mas qualitative po,…

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DOST trains Camiguin cacao processors on Food Safety

THE Department of Science and Technology (DOST) trained cacao processors in Camiguin on Food Safety and current Good Manufacturing Practices. The two-day training was conducted on January 24-25, 2024 at Maslog, Balbagon, Mambajao. Eager to upskill employees directly involved in its daily processing, Mama Jita’s Food Processing enrolled 18 of its employees in the training,…

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