Category Archives: Farmers

PRDP allots P212 million for small enterprises

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 3 Aug) – The Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) said it has earmarked some P212 million for enterprise development that can be accessed by farmers and fisherfolks until next year. PRDP-Mindanao information unit head Sherwin Manual told reporters Wednesday that their Investments in Rural Enterprise and Agriculture and Fisheries Productivity (I-REAP) […]

There’s hope for Cotabato’s rubber industry – Sec. Piñol

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 1 June) – Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol has assured farmers in North Cotabato that there’s hope for the rubber industry here despite the continued decline of the buying prices of the rubber’s raw materials in the locality. Piñol is in North Cotabato for his “Biyaheng Bukid” program where he visited on Thursday […]

Piñol orders release of unused DA equipment to farmers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 July) – Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol has ordered the release of P2-billion worth machineries and equipment stored in different warehouses of the Department of Agriculture (DA) all over the country to farmers and local government units within two months starting Thursday. This after he learned that there are several unused farm equipment procured […]

South Korean food producers set sights on Halal Market

SEOUL – South Korean processed food companies and farmers are ramping up efforts to tap into the rapidly growing global halal market as they face tougher competition from cheaper rivals and unfavorable foreign exchange rates, industry watchers said Monday. Halal food refers to food products that are prepared in a specific way according to Islamic … Read more