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Super Typhoon Yolanda-hit farmers to reap bountiful harvest—UN

A farmer sprays pesticide on a rice field as the sun sets in the Super Typhoon Yolanda-stricken town of Santa Fe, in Leyte province, on Feb. 17, 2014, as the Philippines marks 100 days since the devastating storm. Farmers in the Philippines will soon reap a harvest after using emergency seed supplies to grow crops following the devastating Yolanda that struck during planting season, the UN food agency said Monday, March 10.  AFP

Farmers in the Philippines will soon reap a harvest after using emergency seed supplies to grow crops following a devastating typhoon that struck during planting season, the UN food agency said Monday.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

UP among world’s best in agriculture studies, but drops English


For two years in a row, the University of the Philippines (UP) was ranked among the world’s best in terms of Agriculture and Forestry, the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject showed.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino: Yolanda reconstruction priority; continued foreign aid a must

President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

More than 100 days after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hammered Eastern Visayas, President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday appealed for continued foreign assistance, saying helping victims get back on their feet has remained his top priority.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

FAO: Typhoon-hit Philippine farmers risk ‘double tragedy’

The devastation wrought by Super Typhoon Yolanda has drawn an outpouring of support from the German people—more than 176 million euros, or about P10.7 billion, for relief and rehabilitation efforts in the affected regions. AP FILE PHOTO

Farmers hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan face a “double tragedy” without urgent aid to clear land and irrigation channels and plant their crops, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned Wednesday.

Posted: November 28th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Compostela Valley to turn land once notorious for marijuana into food basket


An upland community that was once notorious as “home” to marijuana plantations is slowly transforming into the food basket of Compostela Valley.

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Ilocos Norte, Hawaii revive talks for ties

ilocos norte map

Ilocos Norte provincial officials have started talks with their counterparts in Hawaii and the Ilocano community there to revive sisterhood ties to boost cooperation in agriculture and education.

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Mural paying homage to Filipino leader of 1965 US grape strike unveiled in Milpitas

Part of the mural detail depicting Larry Itliong (with glasses, sixth from left), Cesar Chavez (seventh from left) and Dolores Huerta (seventh from left)

Johnny Itliong, 48, choked up twice while addressing the crowd at the unveiling ceremony of the mural honoring his father and other farm workers at this city’s library auditorium last Saturday, Oct. 12.

Posted: October 18th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

First in Asia: Philippine bananas to be sold in US

Photo from official account of Philippine Embassy in the United States. @philippinesusa.

The first batch of fresh Philippine bananas has finally arrived in the United States, the Philippine Embassy in the US announced Sunday.

Posted: September 15th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

More pests resistant to GMO crops—study


More pest species are becoming resistant to the most popular type of genetically-modified, insect-repellent crops, but not in areas where farmers follow expert advice, a study said on Monday.

Posted: June 11th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

In Vietnam, a Cuban rat poison finds new market

A Vietnamese salesman displays several grains of salmonella-based rat poison on his tongue in Hanoi,Vietnam. AP

His wares banned in much of the world, the Vietnamese salesman hawking a rat poison laced with salmonella sought to prove the bait was as safe as claimed. He sliced open a packet with a pair of rusty scissors, dipped his finger into the sticky, bad-smelling rice, brought out a few grains and then chewed them gingerly.

Posted: May 31st, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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