Philippines

30 September 2019
A visiting ranking official of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Monday led the launch of a new Food for Progress project focused on strengthening sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) regulatory systems in the Philippines. USDA Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney met with Philippine Agriculture Undersecretary Rodolfo Vicerra and Health… Read more
3 October 2019
Today marks the return of the Department of Tourism Food and Travel Festival, ‘Kain Na.’ We are very excited for this year’s Kain Na,” said Tourism Undersecretary Edwin Enrile as he read the remarks of Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat. “Kain Na!, will not only showcase our richly diverse Filipino culinary heritage but also serve as a venue for business-to-business meetings in the… Read more
By Sofia Tomacruz27 September 2019
Filipina agriculture entrepreneur Cherrie Atilano joins 26 others as a high-level ambassador to the UN's Scaling Up Nutrition Movement, which seeks to eliminate all forms of malnutrition United Nations Secretary-General Antonió Guterres has appointed Filipina agriculture entrepreneur Cherrie Atilano as a high-level ambassador to the UN's Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, which… Read more
By Dr. William Dar12 September 2019
I must state that we should never waste time in attracting more of the youth to the agriculture sector, as the average age of our farmers is from 57 to 60 and most of them may retire in the next few years. And I believe that a big portion of our fisherfolk may also be in that age range. With aging farmers and fisherfolk, we cannot by any means attain and ensure the country’s food security… Read more
By Mary Judaline Partlow18 September 2019
DUMAGUETE CITY – Some 200 farmers and local officials attended on Wednesday a seminar on urban agriculture of the Agriculture Training Institute (ATI) in Region 7 (Central Visayas) at a mall here. ATI is the training arm of the Department of Agriculture. In an interview, Doris Isabel Racho, ATI-7 public information officer, said the Agri-Talk is in line with a national government program… Read more
12 September 2019
The Asian Food and Agriculture Cooperation Initiative (AFACI) has awarded the communications head of the Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) as the 2018 Most Outstanding Principal Investigator (PI) of the ATIN project in the Philippines. This is the second time that BAR Applied Communications head Julia Lapitan was given the prestigious award, besting representatives from 13… Read more
By Bianca Velasco6 September 2019
Groups urge Filipinos to buy local rice and support Filipino farmers as they feel the severe effects of the rice tariffication law. Read more here: https://www.rappler.com/move-ph/239348-what-people-can-do-help-rice-farmers-philippines Read more
By Karla Rey17 September 2019
Based on a report issued by the Asia Roundtable on Food Innovation for Improved Nutrition, the World Health Organization estimates 23.6 percent of Filipino adults above the age of 18 are overweight. In the report, Dr. Cecilia Acuin, Chief Science Research Specialist at the Nutritional Assessment and Monitoring Division at the Food and Nutrition Research Institute, noted that women… Read more
By Benguet State University4 September 2019
The Northern Philippines Root Crops Research and Training Center of Benguet State University (BSU-NPRCRTC), in partnership with the Department of Agriculture Bureau of Agricultural Research, is promoting orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) in order to solve vitamin A deficiency in the Cordillera Administrative Region.Based on the survey conducted by researchers from BSU-NPRCRTC, it showed that… Read more
By Yvette Tan
Everyone knows what fast food is. But have you heard of ‘slow food?’ we find out what exactly that means. What is the Slow Food Movement? Slow Food [ slowfood.com ] is an international organization dedicated to preserving indigenous plants and livestock as well as traditional recipes, cooking methods, and foodways AKA how society interacts with its food, from growing to harvesting or… Read more
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