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By Matilde V. Maunahan5 June 2017
The Postharvest Horticulture Training and Research Center (PHTRC) was given the Outstanding Institution Award by the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP). NRCP gives the award to institutions that have supported and contributed to the growth and development of basic sciences, humanities, and arts in the Philippines. PHTRC was commended by NRCP for being the only Philippine… Read more
2 June 2017
The National Food Authority (NFA) through its Industry Services Department (ISD) has been accredited as Cooperative Training Provider by the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) from April 25, 2017 to April 24, 2018. “The accreditation strengthens the role of NFA in empowering farmers’ cooperatives and organizations via capability building programs,” according to NFA… Read more
5 June 2017
SAN JOSE DEL MONTE CITY, Bulacan– In cooperation with the local government of this city, Departments of Agriculture and Social Welfare and Development, and SM City San Jose del Monte, the Kabalikat Sa Kabuhayan (KSK) a total of 201 farmers in 54 barangays in this City were able to finish the 12-week lecture and hands-on technological training. The graduation ceremony that was held at the… Read more
24 March 2017
The Philippines and Myanmar have agreed to further discuss agriculture and food processing investments under a Joint Commission on Bilateral Cooperation to address the challenges of food security, Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez announced. This was among the cooperation agreed during the official visit of President Rodrigo Duterte in Myanmar after meeting with Myanmar President U Htin… Read more
19 May 2017
PRESS RELEASE, 19 May 2017: Biotech/GM corn production in the Philippines rebounds in 2016 as the country remains to be the top grower of biotech or genetically modified (GM) crops in Southeast Asia, and ranks as the twelfth biggest producer of such crops in the world, according to the latest report from the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA). ISAAA… Read more
By Henrylito D. Tacio9 April 2017
PRESIDENTIAL Proclamation 1414, signed in 2007, stipulates “the policy of government to promote safe and responsible use of modern biotechnology and its products as one of the several means to achieve and sustain food security, equitable access to health and services, sustainable and safe environment and industry development.” Biotechnology, coined by Hungarian… Read more
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