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03:37:08 PM | Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

WHAT’S 5.41 years, or 65 months, or 1,950 days? That’s how long it takes to get all the requirements before genetically modified (GM) products can be released in the market.

03:33:00 PM | Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Farmer-leaders from various parts of the province gathered together for a two-day training and to get to know more about modern biotechnology.

01:56:39 PM | Friday, May 4th, 2018

THERE were empty tables and chairs at the office of the National Food Authority (NFA) where it conducted its first bidding of the year for rice imports under the government-to-government (G2G) scheme on April 27. The venue was not jam-packed despite the fact that the NFA was under pressure to replenish its depleted stockpile, which fell to less than a day of the country’s total national rice consumption.

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.