Agriculture

mussels, farm, sea

MinDa steps up aquaculture dev’t in Zamboanga Sibugay

The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDa) is looking to establish king crab and oyster hatcheries in a town in Zamboanga Sibugay to develop the aquaculture industry in the region. MinDa chair Emmanuel Piñol said in a Facebook post on Thursday they were in talks with Iloilo-based Southeast Asia Fisheries Development Center (Seafdec) for the provision of …

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Enter the dragon fruit

Luis Macalincag already saw the great potential of dragon fruit as a viable long-term investment when he was just 23 years old. Straight out of college, he borrowed P500,000 from his grandfather and invested it in his agriculture venture. Now 34, he continues to reap the benefits of his foresight and hard work through Agbeam …

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ham, smoke, bacon

Gov’t sees green shoots of recovery

High inflation seen persisting throughout the year and vaccine hesitancy may slow the Philippines’ economic recovery, but the government is still confident that rebound from the pandemic-induced recession is just around the corner. In an economic bulletin Monday, Department of Finance (DOF) Undersecretary and chief economist Gil Beltran noted the 20.7-percent growth in total external …

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Seeing green

As a kid, summer meant total freedom from the responsibilities of school, which for me meant climbing trees to pick and enjoy the fruits in season. To this day, bayabas, santol, aratilis and mangga are the comfort foods that I eagerly await each summer. I have always had a close kinship with the outdoors, whether …

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coffee, coffee beans, cup

Tesda and Nestlé to boost coffee production skills with joint training program

Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) and Nestlé Philippines announced their partnership to upskill workers and trainers in the agriculture sector through the Tesda registered Coffee Production Level II Program and Scholarship. This progressive Robusta coffee production training program provides enterprise-based competency training in coffee farming to aspiring agripreneurs, particularly smallholder farmers and indigenous …

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electricity, power poles, power lines

AEV profit jumps 276% as businesses pick up

Conglomerate Aboitiz Equity Ventures (AEV) saw a 276-percent year-on-year first quarter net profit growth to P7.6 billion, driven by the sharp earnings rebound across its power, banking, food, real estate and infrastructure businesses. Excluding non-recurring items, AEV’s core net income for the first three months of 2021 amounted to P7.8 billion, up by 243 percent …

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Aboitiz keeps ‘economic engines’ running toward recovery

Over a year into the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, the Aboitiz Group is ready to march toward recovery with renewed —yet prudent—optimism. Like most other organizations, the Aboitiz Group encountered setbacks last year given quarantine restrictions that have dampened consumer demand and investor appetite. And yet the group’s strategic business units (SBUs) that operate in various …

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