Category Archives: banana industry

Consumer groups in Japan monitor campaign on “Ethical bananas” from Philippines

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 07 August) — Civil society organizations and consumer groups in Japan will start a monitoring system on bananas exported from the Philippines, following the launch of “Ethical Banana” campaign last July 28 in Tokyo to promote environmental protection and social justice for the Filipino farmers. Chinkie Pelino-Golle, Executive Director of the […]

Davao banana exporters eye wider market in Russia

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 October) – Banana exporters in the Davao Region are exploring opportunities to expand their market in Russia, a business leader said. Edwin Sotto, Philippine Exporters Confederation (Philexport) 11 executive director told MindaNews at the sidelines of Monday’s Kapehan sa Dabaw that some of the big banana players have been sending trial shipments […]

Exporters push for abolition of tariffs on PH exports to Japan

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 Octobers) – Exporters in Davao Region called on President Rodrigo R. Duterte to negotiate with Japan for the lifting of tariff rates imposed on Philippine products during his three-day state visit there on October 25 to 27. Philippine Exporters Confederation (Philexport) 11 executive director Edwin Sotto told Kapehan sa Dabaw Monday that […]

Creation of banana council and research center through law, not EO – Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 October) — President Rodrigo Duterte supported the call of the banana industry players to establish a Philippine Banana Industry Council and Banana Research and Development Center to address concerns besetting the industry, but not through an executive order. At the National Banana Congress here last Friday, Duterte said he did not sign […]

DA to set up P100 M one-stop-shop lab in Bago Oshiro

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /09 October) — Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol announced that his department will establish a one-stop-shop laboratory facility worth P100-million in Bago Oshiro in Tugbok District here. In a statement posted on the secretary’s Facebook page Saturday, Piñol said the laboratory will handle plant disease, animal disease, water and soil analysis. He singled […]

Biz group pushes for Banana Industry Development Council

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 Sept) – The Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc. (Philexport) in Davao Region called on the government to create a Banana Industry Development Council (BIDC) that will “do the planning and handle the overall development” of the banana sector. Philexport-Davao president Ferdinand Marañon told Kapehan sa Dabaw Monday that the proposed council will focus […]

Banana industry in Region 12 seeks financing assistance for farmers, fisherfolk from gov’t

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/16 Sept) — Banana industry stakeholders in Region 12 are pushing for the reopening in the region of a government credit facility for small farmers and fisherfolk. In a resolution, the Soccsksargen Banana Industry Council (Sobic) urged the Department of Agriculture central office, through Secretary Emmanuel Pinol, to facilitate access for farmers […]

Region 12 banana industry gets P12-M grants from DA

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/16 Sept) — The Department of Agriculture in Region 12 has allocated around P9 million in additional grants to assist the production requirements of the region’s thriving banana industry. Dr. Jocelyn Torres, chief of the DA-12’s High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP), said the funds will be utilized for the acquisition of […]