Wild bees are worth some $1.5 billion to key fruit and vegetable crops in North America, according to new research that warned declines in these pollinators threatens the productivity of economically important agriculture.
Agriculture Secretary William Dar probably knew there must be something wrong in the way the Department of Agriculture (DA) is currently dealing with its stakeholders, primarily the farmers, that he had to ask the agency’s officials to “re-think” their current strategies.
As much as 210,000 Manila Water customers in the east will experience water service interruption for 8 hours starting tomorrow night as the Ayala-led company undertakes maintenance activities in its Siruna Pumping Station in Brgy Mambugan, Antipolo City.
The country’s largest stalled mining project, which late Environment Secretary Regina Paz Lopez wanted to permanently stop, already got back its Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) from the Philippine government.
Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. (BAVI), the owner of Chooks-to-Go, said it “continues to be a trailblazer in pivoting amid an extraordinary time” after it posted a double digit increase in its operating income despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
While the nation still struggles to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the country’s corn farmers are losing a lot of their yield to fall armyworms, a dangerous transboundary insect with a high potential to spread rapidly.
Amid growing government opposition, at least based on social media of legitimate accounts (not trolls), the Duterte administration was able to manage to do one thing right and an environmental justice watchdog is happy about it.
To appease Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura (SINAG), which is now looking for the quarantine facilities that the Department of Agriculture (DA) has promised to build last year, the agency said the construction of the country’s first border inspection facility is in fact starting soon.