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Storm-stricken banana farmers seek gov’t help

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SMALL banana growers in the Davao del Norte and Compostela Valley provinces are asking for government assistance after their farms were severely damaged in the wake of a supertyphoon.

Posted: December 8th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Banana growers in Mindanao lose $318M

Cavendish bananas from Mindanao. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines, the world’s third largest exporter of bananas, lost a quarter of its crop in Typhoon “Pablo,” an industry group said Thursday, adding that it has also likely spread a destructive pest.

Posted: December 7th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Aquino urges banana exporters to diversify market

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Arakan, North Cotabato women wash Cavendish bananas ready for export as this  mountainous town has become a center for agribusiness in Central Mindanao area. With GSP privileges, the Philippines will be able to export bananas, among others, to the US without having to pay corresponding tariffs.  PHOTO BY PINOY GONZALES/PDI CONTRIBUTOR

President Benigno Aquino on Monday told banana exporters reeling from the stringent rules imposed on their product by China not to put all their eggs in one basket and to diversify their market.

Posted: May 15th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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