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DA-12 Allots P848-M to Cut Palay Postharvest Losses

The Filipino Department of Agriculture will invest at least P848.4 million in postharvest facilities and related infrastructure in a region comprised of 4 provinces over the next 4 years. A recent government assessment finds the region’s postharvest losses of palay to currently reach around 12%. http://www.mindanews.com/top-stories/2013/08/22/da-12-allots-p848-m-to-cut-palay-post-harvest-losses/

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Agriculture Department Working on 3 PPP Projects

The Grains Central Project underway in the Philippines seeks to rehabilitate, expand, and enhance existing corn trading and processing centers nationwide. There are 11 corn Postharvest Processing and Trading Centers proposed to be included in the project. http://www.sunstar.com.ph/breaking-news/2013/07/15/agriculture-department-working-3-ppp-projects-292605

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Agri Dept. Reveals P12.193-B PPP Projects Co-funded by Korea Eximbank

The Grains Central Project underway in the Philippines seeks to rehabilitate, expand, and enhance existing corn trading and processing centers nationwide. There are 11 corn Postharvest Processing and Trading Centers proposed to be included in the project. http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/317572/economy/agricultureandmining/agri-dept-reveals-p12-193-b-ppp-projects-co-funded-by-korea-eximbank

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The Potential of Mechanization in Agriculture

The Philippines’ Department of Agriculture continues to allocate funding for farm mechanization, as well as subsidize farm machinery for qualifiying farmer organizations. Experts say increased mechanization can increase production by 5% and reduce postharvest losses by 5% to 10%. The government hopes to attract more young people to farming for employment. http://www.manilatimes.net/the-potential-of-mechanization-in-agriculture/12160/

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375 Farmers Graduate from Radio University

The Department of Agriculture program to curb rice losses called, ‘University-on-the-Air on Rice Postharvest and Mechanization‘, recently graduated at least 375 farmers. The use of radio allows farmers to participate without spending money on transportation. The government expects the program to cut losses by a minimum of 5%. http://www.sunstar.com.ph/tacloban/local-news/2013/06/01/375-farmers-graduate-radio-university-285334

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18 More Rice Processing Complexes for Region 6

The Department of Agriculture in the Philippines is aiming to build 18 more small rice processing complexes this year. Each complex costs P6 million to construct, or approximately USD 143,000. http://www.panaynewsphilippines.com/top-stories/4182-18-more-rice-processing-complexes-for-region-6.html

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Central Mindanao Rice Program Gets Higher Budget This Year

Philippines Central Mindanao region will receive a 50% increase in the rice program budget from the previous year. Close to half of the total allotment will be used for postharvest facility development and infrastructure improvement. http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Economy&title=Central-Mindanao-rice-program-gets-higher-budget-this-year&id=69836

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Government Eyes 32 New Tramlines This Year

At least 32 tramlines will be built in the Phillippines by August 2013 in effort to raise farmers’ incomes through reducing postharvest losses. The Department of Agriculture expects lower transportation costs to contribute to a decrease in loss from 25% to 5%, and farming communities in hilly and mountainous regions are being targeted. http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/304285/economy/agricultureandmining/govt-eyes-32-new-tramlines-this-year

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Govt to Set up 28 Rice Processing Centers this Year

The Filipino government will establish 28 rice processing centers this year to reduce postharvest losses. The National Rice Program will allocate P431 million to the project. http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/301907/economy/agricultureandmining/govt-to-set-up-28-rice-processing-centers-this-year

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Corn Center to Help CamSur Farmers Cut Post-Harvest Losses

A corn postharvest processing center in the Phillipines was inaguarated on March 18. The P42 million center will benefit 1,000-2,000 farmers and reduce postharvest losses by up to 5%. http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Economy&title=Corn-center-to-help-CamSur-farmers-cut-post-harvest-losses&id=68068

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