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Future of PH bananas looking bright

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Agriculture officials are anticipating a boost for Philippine banana growers as current talks on the possible export of the commodity to United States territories “look bright.”

Posted: June 16th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

DA chief to lobby for eased import tariffs on bananas

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Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala. FILE PHOTO

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala has told banana exporters he will personally lobby for the lowering of tariff for Cavendish banana in Korea and Japan.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Mindanao group starts exporting organic banana variety to Japan in new scheme

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Cavendish bananas from Mindanao. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

After successfully exporting organic rice to Hong Kong and the Middle East, the Don Bosco Foundation for Sustainable Development (DBFSD) has started exporting banana to Japan after it launched its organic “Balangon” banana variety in Makilala, North Cotabato.

Posted: October 20th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PH seeking new export markets for sugar, bananas

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Cavendish bananas from Mindanao. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines is seeking new markets for sugar and bananas to boost agro-based exports, the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) said.

Posted: April 23rd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Rehab of banana plantations set

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International Finance Corp. (IFC), the private sector funding arm of the World Bank, is working with partners to design new insurance products that aim to protect Filipino farmers against costly typhoon-related losses.  AP/BULLIT MARQUEZ

Japanese firm Sumifru Banana Corp., Land Bank of the Philippines and banana growers in areas hard-hit by Typhoon “Pablo” are set to sign a tripartite agreement to rehabilitate affected banana plantations in Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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