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Workers arranges sacks of NFA rice at a warehouse in Visayas Ave, Quezon City. According to the NAtional Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), the Duterte administration has decided to import more rice by lifting the quantitative restriction (QR) on the product. The QR protects local farmer by preventing the influx of cheap rice imports. (MArk Balmores)

BSP exec: Ending rice import quota would benefit farmers

By Philippines News Agency Removing the quantitative restrictions (QR) on rice importation would be advantageous to farmers, a ranking central bank official said. The Philippines has…


University of the Philippines League of Agricultural Biotechnology (UP-LABS), in cooperation with Monsanto Philippines and other institutional partners, recently held the country’s first student-led National Biotech Summit in UP Los Baños, which highlighted the potential of agricultural biotechnology.

Monsanto, UP group hold National Biotech Summit

Student leaders from agricultural-based colleges and universities across the Philippines recently gathered in the country’s first student-led National Biotech Summit held in UP Los Baños…


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Preventing infestation sans chemicals

By Zac B. Saria Eggplant is one of the favorite vegetables in the country. Unfortunately, it is also the favorite crop of insect pests so…