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‘WE WILL RICE PROGRAM’ TO AID QUEZON FARMERS – DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) led by Secretary William Dar, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to solidify the implementation of the “We Will Rice Program” among the Yovel East Research and Development, Inc. and the Yakap at Halik Multi-Purpose Cooperative Quezon 1 (YHMPCQ1). The said program, which was launched by Yovel East, adheres to […]

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DA READY TO ASSIST MARCOS AS NEXT AGRI CHIEF

Following the announcement of President-elect Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. to temporarily lead the Department of Agriculture (DA), Agriculture Secretary William Dar said he and the entire OneDA Family are more than willing to brief and assist him attain food security and food sovereignty amid the impending food crisis.  “We welcome the decision of President-elect Ferdinand R. […]

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DA PILOTS DRIP IRRIGATION TECHNOLOGY IN PAMPANGA

As part of the efforts to modernize the farm systems adapted in production areas, the government is investing in irrigation technologies to increase rice production and attain sufficiency in the near term.     Agriculture Secretary William Dar visited the Rice-Based Drip Irrigation Fertigation Showcase at the Pampanga State Agricultural University (PSAU). “Drip irrigation is an […]

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DENR FIELD EXECS GET EXCELLENCE AWARDS – SAMPULNA

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) honored its best-performing field officials in 2021 during the “Gabi ng Parangal at Pagpupugay,” in celebration of the agency’s 35th founding anniversary and the Philippine Environment Month. The Environmental Awards for Governance and Leadership Excellence or the EAGLE recognizes the outstanding DENR officials’ exemplary leadership and major […]

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DA DEVELOPS CHEAPER FEEDS FOR BANGUS, TILAPIA

To alleviate the increasing production cost of aquaculture, the Department of Agriculture (DA), through the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (NFRDI) and the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center-Aquaculture Division (SEAFDEC-AQD), initiated the development of an efficient, sustainable, and low-cost feeds for milkfish and tilapia. The new formulated feed, developed by Dr. Roger Edward Mamauag […]

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PH OPENS TRANSBOUNDARY ANIMAL DISEASES CENTER

Agriculture Secretary William Dar led the inauguration of the country’s first Center for Transboundary Animal Diseases (CenTrAD) at Central Luzon State University (CLSU) in Munoz, Nueva Ecija. CenTrAD, a joint project between the Department of Agriculture (DA) through its Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) and CLSU, will break new ground in the emergency management of […]

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DA’S PRIORITIES FOR MARCOS ADMIN’S FIRST 100 DAYS

The Department of Agriculture (DA), led by Secretary William Dar, has prepared a list of priorities in agriculture for the first 100 days of the incoming administration as part of the agency’s transition document. Dar presented the list of priorities as he discussed updates on the major DA programs and projects amid the challenges confronting […]

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DA LAUNCHES BINHI NG PAG-ASA PROGRAM – DAR

The Department of Agriculture through the Agricultural Training Institute (DA-ATI), in partnership with the Office of Senator Grace Poe, expanded its program for young farmers and fishers through the launching of the “Binhi ng Pag-asa Program (BPP).” The BPP, which kicked off in 2017, aims to empower young people to become competent agripreneurs and agricultural […]

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DAR TO FARMERS: USE MICROBIAL-BASED FERTILIZER

With the increasing prices of chemical fertilizers, further worsened by the Russia-Ukraine war, the Department of Agriculture (DA) is massively promoting the use of “Bio N,” a microbial-based fertilizer. “Given the exigencies of the times, we have to massively promote the use of Filipino-developed technologies to enhance crop productivity and incomes of our farmers and […]

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JUNE IS PH ENVIRONMENT MONTH – SAMPULNA

In celebration of the 2022 Philippine Environment Month this June, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is highlighting efforts toward the protection and sustainable use of the country’s natural resources through activities that call for collective and transformative action for the protection and restoration of the planet. With the theme, “Aksyon Para sa […]