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Will Banning the Use of "Sinandomeng" and "Angelica" to Market Certain Types of Rice Lead to Lower Prices?

Agriculture secretary targets allegedly incorrect varietal names to stop overpricing

The National Food Authority Council (NFAC), the inter-agency advisory body that is tasked with stabilizing rice prices, has approved Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol’s proposal to stop rice traders from selling their products under allegedly false or non-existing varieties.The widespread practice of marketing ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | October 08, 2018 05:00:00
News and Events

Duterte Praises the Zobel de Ayalas and Aboitizes as Responsible Business Owners

Though often critical of the elite, the president asks where would Davao and Makati be without the two wealthy families

President Rodrigo R. Duterte praised the enterprising families of the Zobel de Ayalas and the Aboitizes, two of the wealthiest families controlling sizeable portions of the economy, in a speech last November 18 in Davao City.The president spoke at the launch of ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | November 22, 2017 10:00:00
Business Ideas

5 distinct food products from Bohol

The province’s pasalubong entrepreneurs take pride in their creations

They say the best place to experience any destination is through one’s stomach.While that may be debatable, the fact remains that one of the Filipinos’ favorite pasalubongs aren’t just key chains, but also food.In the island province of Bohol, there’s a growing ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 12, 2016 12:00:00
Business Ideas

A blooming business: Chrysanthemums

Start your flower business now.

Chrysanthemum is one of the leading cutflowers and potted plants now in high demand in the international market. The domestic market has already increased demand both for cutflowers and potted plants and local production cannot cope, thus the importation of this cutflower ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | November 16, 2011 01:00:00
Business Ideas

Starting a pepper farm

A crop that you can start in your own backyard.

Sweet Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) also known as capsicum, kampana, or lara is the most widely used condiment all over the world. It is consumed fresh, dried or processed. Sweet pepper is a warm and dry season crop. It germinates well at ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | November 09, 2011 04:00:00
Business Ideas

Starting a lettuce farm

Lettuce is not only good for salads, it's good for your wallet too.

As more people become willing to change their lifestyle and spend more on healthy food, why not try the health trend and get into planting fresh vegetables? Lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) is the most popular salad vegetable. Its high fiber but low ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | November 02, 2011 02:00:00
Business Ideas

Hitting the sweet spot: How to get into the honey market

The country has been importing honey to meet local demand

Thinking of ways to get more from your idle land or farm? Consider beekeeping or apiculture to augment your income. It is also serves as a great complement to fruit production and organic agriculture since it enhances flower and fruit production the ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | September 26, 2011 11:00:00
Business Ideas

Exporting tuna is now cheaper

Export fee slashed to 0.2 percent

Tuna is one of the natural resources that Filipinos have mastered in. From the fresh tuna exported to satiate the demand for sashimi in Japan, to the canned tuna that health buffs across North America and Europe, the Philippines is the leading ...

September 12, 2011 01:00:00
Startup Tips

9 tips for growing garlic as a business

Garlic is a profitable spice

With a new Bureau of Customs commissioner in the next few weeks, we can only hope that there will be less smuggled spices like garlic proliferating in our market. The native garlic is by far more flavorful than its imported counterparts.If you ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | September 02, 2011 11:00:00
Startup Tips

Thinking of farming? Join the Agri Expo this weekend

Expo to run from August 11 to 14

If you are thinking of going back to the basics and start your own farm, then the 7th Agriculture and Fisheries Technology Forum and Product Exhibition is the event for you this weekend.A project of the  Bureau of Agricultural Research of the ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | August 09, 2011 03:00:00
Business Ideas

Support pours in for the local onion industry

The Department of Agriculture considers onions as a cash crop

If you think business is all about opening a store or restaurant in Metro Manila think again. Business opportunities are plenty, from Metro Manila and other big cities throughout the countryside.Sometimes, it’s even right at your backyard.Who thought that the lowly onion ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | August 04, 2011 05:00:00
Business Ideas

Local agriculture gets boost from supermarkets and hotels

What local agricultural product can you supply?

In the next few days, more and more local products will be available in supermarkets, groceries, hotels and restaurants throughout the country.The government has called on the private sector to patronize, sell, and use local agriculture and fishery products.“The private sector’s commitment ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | August 01, 2011 01:00:00
Business Ideas

DTI monitors markets to ensure fair prices

Stormy weather not an excuse to hike prices

If you are thinking of doing unscrupulous methods to earn the extra buck this week, this is not the time to do it. Even with the threats of the incoming storm, make sure that your weighing scales are tuned properly and the ...

July 26, 2011 08:00:00