Philippines to import 300,000 tonnes of corn World

Philippines to import 300,000 tonnes of corn

The Philippines is seeking to import 300,000 tonnes of corn to cover a shortfall in the domestic supply caused by the El Nino dry spell and to prepare for the expected dramatic growth of local hog and poultry sectors, said Philippine Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol on May 21.
Typhoon Mangkhut damages Philippine rice production World

Typhoon Mangkhut damages Philippine rice production

Typhoon Mangkhut cost the Philippines a total of 250,730 tonnes of paddy rice after it hit across the nation’s northern provinces over the weekend, according to initial official estimates. The figure exceeded a previous forecast by 60 percent.