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09:25:34 AM | Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

QUEZON CITY, April 28 -- The National Food Authority (NFA) has set for May 4, 2018 the reopening of offers from the governments of Vietnam and Thailand, the two countries with a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on government-to-government rice importation with the Philippines, for the supply of 250,000 metric tons of food security buffer stocks.

09:12:04 AM | Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

The government is considering increasing its palay-buying price to ensure that the National Food Authority (NFA) will have enough cheap rice to sell to the poor.


10:53:22 AM | Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

WHILE the Philippines consumes as much coffee as countries such as the United States, Brazil, Japan and the European Union (EU), the country is also looking to be one of the top producers of top-grade coffee around the world.

10:49:00 AM | Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

MANILA, April 17 (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has directed the country's food security agency to build up its rice buffer stock to the equivalent of 60 days of national consumption, by buying more locally-produced grains and imported varieties, the agriculture minister said on Tuesday.

10:43:54 AM | Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Philippines — Various groups reported yesterday that the “affordable” P39 per kilo rice boasted by the National Food Authority (NFA) could not be found in markets in Metro Manila and the provinces.

10:39:28 AM | Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday "expressed his intent" to place the National Food Authority under the Office of the President following reports that Philippine supply of its staple grain is at a dangerously low level.
10:35:50 AM | Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Naval forces seized a foreign cargo vessel loaded with 1,359 metric tons of smuggled rice and apprehended its 15 Chinese and Bangladeshi crew off Olutanga Island in Zamboanga Sibugay, officials said yesterday.

10:32:44 AM | Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- There are huge environmental and agricultural challenges for a country like the Philippines which is, unfortunately, in the cross-roads of the ongoing effects of climate change because, despite all appearances of being industrialized, the archipelago is still an agricultural country. 

10:30:25 AM | Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

FOLLOWING the reported "artificial" rice shortage in the country, President Rodrigo Duterte will meet private traders at Malacañan Palace on Thursday, April 5, Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. said.

10:25:19 AM | Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Amid the blistering 40-degree heat, farmers, investors, bankers and other business partners from the different sectors of the shrimp industry gathered at the CPF shrimp farm in Zambales to witness the successful harvest of white shrimp (also known as Vannamei) from the pioneering Best Small Farm project.