PHILIPPINES: Higher banana profits linked to ground spraying

Source: Business World Online   Small banana farmers will earn more if they shift from aerial to manual or ground spraying, according to a study commissioned by environmental group Interface Development Interventions, Inc. (IDIS). The unpublished study, “Financial Assessment of Shifting from Aerial to Ground Spray in Banana Plantations in Davao Region,” reported a 19% […]

PHILIPPINES: Del Monte Pacific to expand fresh pineapple exports

Source: GMA News    Fruit grower and canner Del Monte Pacific Limited is going full blast into fresh pineapple exports, expanding its core business of selling processed products under the Del Monte brand, company officials said Monday. “What we are promoting is fresh pineapple… It’s better than the processed pineapple,” Ignacio C.O. Sison, chief financial […]