Jollibee pursuing initiative to expand small-farmer sourcing

JOLLIBEE Foods Corp. (JFC) is pushing to expand sourcing from smallholder farmers via partnership programs, its social responsibility arm said.

Ireland planning dairy export push targeting Philippines, Malaysia

IRELAND’s Food Board, known as Bord Bia, said it hopes to grow dairy exports by about 15 million euros over a three-year campaign targeting...

Heavy rains flood homes and crops in northern France

SAINT-ETIENNE-AU-MONT, France — Days of heavy rains in northern France have caused rivers to overflow and flood houses and fields, prompting the evacuation of...

New DA chief expected to focus on growth, program execution

THE recently appointed Secretary of Agriculture’s industry background indicates that he will be mainly concerned with production growth, but analysts warned that he also needs to keep an eye on farming sustainability.

FAO calls on PHL to increase investment in resilient agriculture

THE Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations said on Sunday that the Philippines should invest more in resilient agriculture. “There is a...

Seaweed touted as low-cost animal feed

BAGUIO CITY — The Department of Agriculture (DA) is proposing the use of seaweed as an alternative source of animal feed, citing its ready...

Marcos hands over agri secretary post to fishing magnate

President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. has resigned from his additional role as Agriculture secretary and named a fishing tycoon to take over during a time of high food prices.

India braces for 8% sugar output dip as cane crop suffers- trade body

MUMBAI - India's sugar production is likely to fall 8% to 33.7 million metric tons in the 2023/24 marketing year, which starts on Oct. 1, a...

‘Climate-smart’ rice irrigation project planned for Nueva Ecija

THE National Irrigation Administration (NIA) said it is planning to roll out a climate-smart irrigation project in Nueva Ecija, a major rice-producing province in...

How can sustainable agriculture make the fashion industry greener?

IZMIR, Turkey — In between rows of sprouting cotton crops, the dried-out stems of wheat and sugar beet carpet a stretch of farmland near...

Brazil food sector accounts for 74% of emissions

SAO PAULO — Food production in Brazil, the world’s biggest beef and soybean exporter, accounted for 74% of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions in...

DA sets best-case scenario for palay output at 20 million MT

OUTPUT of palay, or unmilled rice, could hit 20 million metric tons (MT) in the best-case scenario put forward by the Department of Agriculture...
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