Indonesia to talk at UN forum on palm oil

The Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) will attend an upcoming summit on the development of the oil palm sector at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Palm oil is Indonesia’s main non-oil and gas export, contributing US$18.5 billion in exports last year. The sector also absorbs more than 5 million workers and encourages economic growth in rural areas.

CFA opens registration to another Special Lecture Series

You are invited to attend the Agribusiness Executives’ Program (AEP) Special Lecture entitled “THE 3 CONTRASTING STRATEGIES: Food Security, Food Reliance and Food Sovereignty”  by Dr. Paul Teng, Senior Adviser, Director’s Office, National Institute of Education of the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, on September 21, 2017, 10:00 am to 12:00 nn at Jade Function Room of Marco Polo Davao Hotel. Participation fee is

Is Eating Tilapia Healthy?

by Dr. Rafael Guerrero III, PhD Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) is the second most important farmed fish in the Philippines next to milkfish or “bangus.”  Our country produces over 250,000 metric tons of tilapia from culture in  freshwater ponds and lake cages every year.  Per capita consumption of tilapia among Filipinos is 3 kg/yr compared to 2.5 kg/yr for milkfish and 1.6 kg/yr for roundscad or

Vietnam shrimp exports up 15% past $1.5bn

Vietnam earned US$1.56 billion from shrimp exports in the first half of 2017, up 15.7 percent annually, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Processors (VASEP). Of the figure, white leg shrimp export earnings were estimated at nearly 955 million USD, up 20.4 percent while tiger prawn export revenue hit 421 million USD,

Indonesia to barter coffee, palm oil, and rubber for Russian jet fighters

Indonesian state-owned trading company PT Perusahaan Perdagangan and Russian state-owned company Rostec have signed a memorandum of understanding to barter Indonesian agricultural commodities for Russian jet fighters. “The barter deal, which is under the supervision of the two governments, will involve 11 Sukhoi SU-35 jet fighters and several commodities like coffee, palm oil, tea and

Bananas find export appeal

Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL), which last month became the first company to officially export bananas from Cambodia, has secured more orders for the fruit and will ship another 100 tonnes of bananas from its plantations in Ratanakkiri province today, a company representative said. The order will be transported overland to port facilities in Vietnam