Posted August 29, 2016
FARMERS can now take full advantage of the onset of technology as mobile apps designed to improve agriculture have been developed by young Filipino information technology experts.
The two Android mobile solutions were “FarmHelp” and “Krops,” both will be acquired by the Department of Agriculture (DA) as Secretary Manny Piñol believed that these two major innovations “could revolutionize Philippine agriculture.”
The apps, when installed will give Filipino farmers access to any information about plant and animal diseases and the weather forecast, and also guide him on where to sell his products or buy his farm supplies.
Posted August 23, 2016
Listed agribusiness company, Calata Corporation, has partnered with a US-based investment group and a Macau-based gaming operator to create a real estate and investment trust (REIT) for P65 billion, 14-hectare casino resort on Mactan Island, Cebu. Expected to be opened in 2020, the Mactan development will have a 3 luxury hotels, an entertainment complex featuring a full-scale casino, and retail shopping
Posted August 23, 2016
Stronger sales drove Calata Corp.'s net profit 27% higher in second quarter. This brought the six-month net income to P99.99 million, 51% year-on-year increase from P66.2 million.
Posted June 27, 2016
Calata Corp., the listed distributor of agricultural products, is investing P650 million to introduce data-driven farming practices to the local agricultural sector. Calata has partnered with Austrian company Pessl Instruments GmbH which develops and distributes climate monitoring and other technologies for farming.
Posted June 21, 2016
Joseph Calata became one of the youngest chairmen of a publicly-listed corporation through a mix of persistence, gumption, and unwavering vision.
"Don't think about the money yet. Think about growing the business. The money comes at the end."
- Joseph Calata
Posted June 03, 2016
Recognizing the need to motivate small and medium enterprises which make up the backbone of the Philippine economy, PLDT Smart SME Nation recently hosted BIG Talks, a conference that brings together entreprenuers and encourages them to take their business to the next level. BIG Talks is in line with PLDT Smart SME Nation's "MAKE IT BIG" campaign, which aims to empower entrepreneurs to make it big, no matter what stage their business is in.
Posted May 03, 2016
Calata Corp., the listed distributor of agricultural products such as feeds and fertilizers, reported a net income of P154.040 million last year, 18 percent more than the P130.263 million posted in 2014.
Posted November 08, 2015
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, agricultural company Calata Corporation broke the world record for the largest serving of roast pork by piling up a huge mound of lechon at the Quezon City Memorial Circle on Sunday.
Posted October 29, 2014
LISTED Philippine agriculture conglomerate Calata Corp. said it signed a strategic partnership agreement with the local subsidiary of Topigs Norsvin International, allowing the company to tap into Topigs’ genetic expertise in hog breeding.
Posted June 30, 2014
Calata Corp. has teamed up with Japan's Marubeni, one of Japan's largest and most diversified general trading companies, for agricultural product testing that could lead to a possible joint venture.
Posted June 22, 2014
Entrepreneur Joseph Calata is the proverbial young man in a hurry. Pushing 34, he is making a bid to have a huge stake in the country’s food supply chain.
Posted June 17, 2014
Calata Corp. said that it has finalized its acquisition of Brookfields Meat Inc., the meat business of the Galicia Group, which is a major supplier for Puregold.
Posted February 16, 2014
Calata Corporation organized an International Polo Tournament called the Calata Polo Cup in Buenos Aires, Argentina to show support to its Argentinian partners.
Posted December 02, 2013
Calata Corp. acquired a controlling stake in the meat business of the Galicia Group, a company that supplies pork, beef and chicken meat to SM Supermarket and other supermarket chains.
Posted November 05, 2013
The leading agriculture conglomerate in the country introduced their own brand of product called "Golden Bean" that will certainly benefit farmers especially in the hog and poultry industry.
Posted October 16, 2013
Growing a 'mom-and'pop' business into an empire. Joseph Calata, 33, the youngest billionaire in the Philippines, visited Auckland, New Zealand to explore opportunities.
Posted October 07, 2013
Calata Corp. has partnered with Chinese firm New Hope Group (NHG) to “aggressively pursue” agribusiness opportunities in the country.
Posted October 06, 2013
An agribusiness entrepreneur who gained fame for being the youngest billionaire in the Philippines hopes his visit to New Zealand will help further modernise his country’s agricultural sector.
Posted September 19, 2013
Calata supports Daet City by giving scholarship grants to the children of farmers as well as give livelihood and human development programs in the whole province.
Posted September 11, 2013
Calata Corp. and LPGMA Partylist Group signed a memorandum of agreement that will pay for the schooling of more than 500 scholars in Isabela.