Organics

Gov’t allots P1.2B for organic agri program

Published by rudy Date posted on November 20, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno S. Aquino recently instructed the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to allot at least two percent of the DA’s annual budget for national organic agriculture program.

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Organic farming gets budgetary support

Published by rudy Date posted on November 9, 2011

President Benigno Aquino III has directed the Department of Agriculture to ensure that two percent of its annual budget is allocated for organic farming projects. That means organic farming is assured of a P600-million share in the department’s P30 billion budget for the year.

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Summit to push for organic farming

Published by rudy Date posted on November 7, 2011

Natural and organic farming in the country is expected to get a big boost with the holding of the 8th National Organic Agriculture Conference (NOAC) in Tarlac City from November 9 to 11, where about 800 organic farming practitioners, advocates and enthusiasts from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao are set to meet and exchange ideas.

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Organic advocates voice concern for ‘natural’ food

Published by rudy Date posted on March 8, 2011

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The debate between natural and organic products has risen in recent years with the increased popularity of organic products.

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Only 10% of farmers into organic farming

Published by rudy Date posted on February 9, 2011

SAMAL, Bataan: About 90 percent of the total number of farmers in the country is still dependent on the expensive imported inorganic fertilizers with only a little over 10 percent practicing organic farming, a leader of a nongovernmental organization said over the weekend.

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Export potential seen for Phl herbal products

Published by rudy Date posted on February 7, 2011

MANILA, Philippines –  Visit a Health Express store and you will find six herbal products there with labels that Filipinos from remote provincial areas might readily understand.

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Organic farm growers submit road map

Published by rudy Date posted on February 2, 2011

THE Organic Producers and Trade Association Philippines Inc. (OPTA) on Tuesday presented to the Department of Agriculture a roadmap for organic agriculture for the next three to five years.

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DA to commercialize organic pesticide for banana

Published by rudy Date posted on December 22, 2010

THE Department of Agriculture plans to commercialize an organic pesticide for bananas to help prolong the shelf-life of the fruits during transit to overseas markets.

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Taking organic a step higher

Published by rudy Date posted on October 25, 2010

Mounting health concerns over the widespread use of chemical-based pesticides and fertilizers, along with the increasing preference for healthier food through more sound growing practices, underscore the need to further promote the same in the local agricultural scene.

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Going organic

Published by rudy Date posted on October 9, 2010

Not too many are familiar with AANI, the acronym for Agri-Aqua Network International Inc. which started in the country fifteen years ago primarily to disseminate agricultural and aqua culture technology. This is the organization that is now actively promoting organic farming in the Philippines, supplying our small and medium farm enterprises with the technology needed…

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Republic Act No. 100681 (An Act Providing for the Development and Promotion of Organic Agriculture in the Philippines and for other purposes)

Published by rudy Date posted on June 18, 2010

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Organic farmers set up market

Published by rudy Date posted on July 5, 2009

NAGA CITY – Pushing their advocacy to put natural products in the mainstream market, practitioners of organic farming have opened a market here along the commercial strip of Magsaysay Avenue.

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Nueva Ecija organic farm promotes medicinal plants

Published by rudy Date posted on April 16, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – Green as far as the eye can see. This is what greets farmers every day at the Leonie Agri Corp. (LAC) farm, a 42-hectare verdant tract in the northern Nueva Ecija town of Sta. Rosa.

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