Protect your customers’ lives

“An estimated 600 million, almost one in 10 people in the world, fall ill after eating contaminated food and 420,000 die every year.” – WHO Protect the lives of your customers! Learn food safety from receiving to serving. ServSafe is a one-day training course with certification exam. It is a widely-recognized food safety program registered under the

Govt OKs P354M for coffee industry

The government has alloted P354.6 million to help the Philippine coffee industry increase its production to 214,626 metric tons (MT) by 2022. According to Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, the industry is expected to grow further after the Philippine Coffee Industry Roadmap 2017-2022 was signed last March. “The resources to achieve the growth targets are in

US to PHL: Reduce barriers to farm trade

Washington called on President Duterte to liberalize agricultural trade between the Philippines and the United States by reducing the barriers to imported farm products. In the 2018 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers of the US Trade Representative (USTR), Washington pressed Manila to make the concessionary rates under Executive Order 23 permanent. The

DA must rejoin NFA Council

  It was in May 2014 when former President Benigno S. Aquino III decided to transfer the supervision of four agencies attached to the Department of Agriculture (DA) to the Office of the President (OP). Removed from the supervision of the DA were the National Food Authority (NFA), the National Irrigation Administration, Philippine Coconut Authority

Singapore working with its aquaculture industry to bolster food security

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) extends substantial support in boosting farm productivity.  Technology-sourcing trips and technology-matching sessions abroad are organized by AVA to enable local farmers to learn from other countries’ best practices, and partner with solution providers and technology developers. For instance, a recent technology-sourcing trip in Norway exposed Singaporean farmers to the