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Urea

 

White crystalline solid containing 46% nitrogen is widely used in agricultural industry as animal feed additive and fertilizer.

 


 

 

 

 



Discovery of Urea:

 

Urea was discovered by Hilaire Rouelle in 1773. It was the first organic compound to be artificially synthesized from inorganic materials in 1828 by Friedrich Woehler, who prepared it by reaction with potassium cyanate with ammonium sulfate. This disproved the theory that the chemicals of living organisms are fundamentally different from inanimate matter and started the discipline of organic chemistry.

 

Advantages of Urea Fertilizer:

 

  1. Urea can be applied to a soil as a solid or solution or to certain crops as a foliar spray.
  2. Urea usage involves little or no fire explosion hazard.
  3. Ureas high analysis, 46%N, helps reduce handling storage and transportation lost over other dry N forms.
  4. Urea manufacture release few pollutants to the environment.

 

Urea Do's and Dont's

 

  1. Store separately from ammonium nitrate.
  2. Do not use small, fast-moving augers to move the urea.
  3. Do not exceed a spreading width of 50 feet when urea is applied
  4. Do not place in direct contact with corn seed,
  5. Oil reserves is the total volume of crude oil that is known or believed to exist in the country oil fields (data is shown on a billion of barrels)
  6. Keep rates of nitrogen applied together with small grain in drill to 10 1b. on dry soils, 20 lb. when soil is moist.
  7. Apply urea on sod crops when atmospheric temperature is below 60 degrees F.
  8. When urea is broadcast on soils of high pH (above 7.5), the material should be incorporated into the soil as soon as possible.

 

Current Urea Supply

 

Up to 10 million metric tons per year per buyer. We are affiliated with one of the four major world suppliers of urea, which guarantees positive delivery to clients complying with procedures. Contact us.

 

 

 

Coal

 

Coal is a solid, dark-colored fossil fuel found in the deposit if sedimentary rock. Is a fossil fuel that is burned to electricity and is used in the production of steel and cement. Natural gas projects in the Philippines have come largely at the expense of the country's struggling coal industry.  Coal mining subsidiary produced 1.9 million short tons of coal in 2002.  While coal represents a declining share of the Philippines fuel mix overall, there are several small coalmines under development, mainly on the southern island of Mindanao.

 

The Philippines consumed 5.7 million short tons of coal in 2002, 3.8 million short tons of which were imported.   Indonesia , China , and Australia are major exporters of coal to the Philippines . World Trade Organization (WTO) regulations require that the Philippines lift import restrictions on coal. Since the 1970s, when the National Coal Authority was created, Philippine coal importers have been required to obtain a government certificate of compliance before importing coal, allowing the authorities to force importers to buy domestic coal each time they purchased coal from abroad.

 

In the downstream coal sector particularly the utilization if coal for power generation and cement manufacturing, companies which can introduce clean coal technologies in existing and future power / cement plant to minimize adverse effects of coal on the environment and still be coal on the environment and still be competitive.

 

Current Coal Supply

 

500,000 up to 3 million metric tons per year per buyer. We guarantee supply to clients meeting our documentary and payment procedures. Contact us.

 

 

 

Soybeans

Soybeans belong to the legume family and are native to East Asia . They have been an important protein source in the Orient for millions of people for over five thousand years. Soybeans have been in the Western world since the 20th century. Soybeans can be grown on a variety of soils and a wide range of climates, ranging form tropical Brazil to snowy island Hokkaido in the north of Japan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corn

 

Corn is one of the more popular crops because of its multifarious uses for human food, animal food, and raw material for industry. Corn is an important human food about one-fifth of the population depends on the white corn as a staple grain. Over 60% of the seed planted for the grain corn in the Philippines is supplied by traditional varieties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virgin Coconut Oil

 

The Philippines is one of the world's leading exporters of coconut products, including coconut oil and copra (dried coconut).

 

The Philippines is the world's second largest producer of coconut products, after Indonesia . In 1989 it produced 11.8 million tons. In 1989, coconut products, coconut oil, copra (dried coconut), and desiccated coconut.

 

 

 



 

Benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil :

 

  • Promotes weight loss, high in lauric acid,-a powerful naturally occurring antibacterial and antiviral
  • Boosts the immune system, prevents growth of bacteria, fungi, and yeast infection)
  • High in d-alpha tocopherol – natural Vitamin E. Helps protect against skin cancer
  • Functions as an antioxidant, prevents premature aging & wrinkling
  • Keeps skin healthy, soft & smooth, reduces the risk of cancer

 

 

 

Dried Fruits: Mango, Pineapple, Papaya, Guava,Tamarind, Dried Guyabano.

 

The Philippines is known for fine exotic quality of fruits. With its persistence it has come out strong in the global market environment. Philippine fruits are recognized world-class and win in the most discriminating markets. Philippine mangoes and its natural aroma made the Philippine brand number one selling brand in the US.


Dried fruits in the Philippines pass through advanced fruit drying technology including state-of-the-art automated fruit dehydrators.

 

Selected whole fresh fruits undergo mechanical dehydration under strict sanitary conditions to naturally preserve the quality. Only the choicest dried fruits are selected for color, texture and flavor.

 

In over 37 years , our products are increasingly patronized in 27 countries which include Austria, Italy, Canada, The Netherlands, China, New Zealand, Japan, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Dubai Iran, Norway, Singapore, Thailand and Asian countries.

 

The Philippines ranks number 9 among the major mango producing countries in the world with an estimated share of 2.3% of the total production (19.5 million mt). In Asia, the Philippines ranks number 6, sharing 3.3% of the total mango production in the region which amounted to 14.3 million mt.

 

The area devoted to mango production increased from 64,9690 ha in 1994 to 93,928 ha in 1998. This means an annual growth rate of 8.9%. Production on the other hand, increased from 508,127 mt in 1994 to 917,471 mt in 1998 with an annual growth rate of 16.0%.

 

In 1998, the leading regions in mango production include Ilocos (290,969 mt), Cagayan Valley (177,215 mt), Southern Tagalog (148,5345 mt), Western Visayas (83,379 mt) and Central Luzon (65,369 mt). The national average yield of mango in the Philippines is 9.2 tons per hectare, which is relatively low compared to other Asian countries which reported an average yield of 20 t/ha or higher.

 

Approximately 90% of the mango produced in the country is consumed as fresh fruits. Mango ranks next to banana and pineapple in export. Only 8 to 10% of the total production is exported. The export markets include Hong Kong (82%), Japan (16%) and Singapore (0.38%). Fresh mangoes comprise 80% of the total export with the rest as processed products like dried mango, puree, juice and frozen products. In 1998, the value of mango export was US$51,347,000 representing 10.79% share of the fruit export. The per capita consumption of mango in the country increased from 5.74kg in 1991 to 12 kg in 1998.

 

 

 

  Banana

 

Banana is one of the most common and grown fruit crops in the Philippines . It is also one of the country's major dollar earners, and has consistently ranked next to coconut oil and prawns in terms of value earnings during the last five years.

 

 

The Philippines ranks 4 th among the banana producing countries in the world sharing 6% of the world output (FAO, 1998). The leading banana producing countries include India , sharing 17% of the world production; Equador, 13%; Brazil , 9%; China , 6% and Indonesia , 5%. Other important banana producing countries include Costa Rica , Colombia , Mexico and Thailand with an aggregate share of 12.9%.


During the last five years, the area devoted to production of banana in the country ranges from 326,900 ha in 1994 to 337,082 ha in 1998 with an average growth rate of 0.2%. Production, on the other hand, increased from 3.2 million mt in 1994 to 3.56 million mt in 1998 or an average growth rate of 0.22%. The value of production also increased from P 10.564 billion in 1993 to P 14.981 billion in 1997 or an average annual growth rate of 8.6%.

 

Of the different cultivars, ‘ Saba ' accounts for the highest production of 39%. This is followed by ‘Cavendish' (32%); ‘Lakatan' (13%); ‘Latundan' (8%); ‘Bungulan' (5%); and other cultivars (3%).

 

On regional basis, Southern Mindanao tops banana production with 1,580,963 mt in 1998 and accounts for 44.4% of the national production despite utilizing only 14.2% of the total area. This is followed by Central Mindanao, CARAGA, Cagayan Valley and Western Visayas which produced 343,601, 232,196, 229,463 and 228,247 mt, respectively.

 

The trend for banana export is increasing. In 1994, 1,172,200 mt was exported and increased to 1,38,700 mt in 1999 or an average increase of 2.5% annually. Export consisted of fresh fruits representing 90% with the remaining balance in the form of chips, crackers, catsup, flour and blossoms. The foreign markets for Philippine banana include Japan , 63%; South Korea , 9%; United Arab Emirate, 7% and Taiwan , 6%. The cultivar exported is largely ‘Cavendish'. While there is a big demand for ‘Lakatan' and ‘Latundan' in the export markets, the country has limited supply. Likewise, there is a big demand for export of banana chips but the Philippines suffers from shortage of raw materials which is largely ‘ Saba '/ ‘Cardaba'. Banana is utilized as food (46%), export (34%), processing (16%) and feed/ waste (4%).

 

As to local demand, the annual per capita consumption is only 22 kg which is considered low. For better nutrition, it is suggested that consumption be doubled to 44 kg/year. 

 

Management of banana farms is characterized by dichotomous nature. On one side is a highly managed farm which uses the state of the art technology in growing banana as exemplified by large plantations catering to export markets. On the other side are production systems with minimal input as done by small farmers in the country. 

 

In terms of marketing, the middlemen and traders are the main players in the domestic market. The export industry, on the other hand, is in the hands of multi-national companies. In the countryside, bananas are sold on finger count basis while in the urban areas; these are sold on weight basis.

 

 

 

 

 
 
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