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LOCAL ONIONS WORTH P2.5M SOLD THRU DA MARKET LINK

In line with his vision of increasing farmers’ and fishers’ income, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has directed the Department of Agriculture (DA) to directly link food producers to consumers and institutional buyers, thereby removing the middle men. In compliance with the President’s directive, the DA enhanced its market linkage initiative to assist farmers’ cooperatives and […]

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DA TO BOOST MARKET LINKS FOR AGRI PRODUCTS

In line with the standing order of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to enhance government support packages that will improve the lives of Filipino farmers and fishers, the Department of Agriculture (DA) is intensifying market linkages through contract farming with hotels, restaurants, and other institutional buyers on the procurement of surplus harvests. The program will be […]

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FARMERS SELL P2.5M WORTH OF ONIONS TO KADIWA

In line with his vision of increasing farmers’ and fishers’ income, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has ordered the Department of Agriculture (DA) to directly link food producers to consumers and institutional buyers, thereby removing the middle men. In compliance with the President’s directive, the DA enhanced its market linkage initiative to assist farmers’ cooperatives and […]

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PH TO EXPORT HIGH-QUALITY DURIAN TO CHINA

The administration of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is committed to implementing strategies to ensure high-quality fruits for export, including durian, which is subject of an export deal with China amounting to $2-billion. The Department of Agriculture (DA), which the President currently directly heads, is taking the lead in strengthening the production of Grade-A durian through […]

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DA: ‘ORION’ PROGRAM TO BOOST PH ONION INDUSTRY

Under the leadership of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the Department of Agriculture (DA) shall set up the Optimization and Resiliency In the Onion Industry Network (ORION) Program to support the local industry, and increase production and income of onion stakeholders of the country. Upon the directive of the President, the DA conducted a stakeholders’ meeting […]

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59 NUEVA ECIJA FARMER COOPS GET FARM MACHINERY

Fifty-nine farmers’ cooperatives and associations (FCAs) in Nueva Ecija were awarded farm machinery as part of the Mechanization Component of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF), the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (DA-PHilMech) said. DA Senior Undersecretary Domingo Panganiban and DA-PHilMech Executive Director Dionisio Alvindia, together with representatives from the office of […]

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PH, DENMARK TO EXPLORE AGRI-FISHERY COOPERATION

Senior Undersecretary Domingo Panganiban of the Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) welcomed Franz-Michael Mellbin, Ambassador of Denmark to the Philippines and Palau, to discuss areas of cooperation towards increasing productivity and sustainability of the agri-fishery sector, most especially the fisheries and swine industries. Mellbin offered insights on the potential of semen importation from Denmark, which […]

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CHEAPER IMPORTED GARLIC DRAW MARKET BUYERS – DA

With the rising demand for garlic in the household and various industries, consumers continue to prefer to buy the imported variety over the local produce. Based on recent market monitoring, more garlic users prefer imported bulbs, which are sold at P80 per kilo rather than the locally produced garlic sold at P300/kilo. The wide price […]

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DA, SEED COUNCIL AIM FOR BETTER FARM PRODUCTION

The government continues to forge cooperation with various entities to ensure that the Filipino farmers are extended with the best services and support to improve and increase farm production. “The Department of Agriculture (DA) has developed a longstanding and fruitful partnership with the National Seed Industry Council (NSIC) over the years,” DA Senior Undersecretary Domingo […]

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DA-BPI MARKS 93RD FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY

The Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Plant Industry (DA-BPI) highlighted the importance of a proactive plant industry in ensuring food for the country during the celebration of the Bureau’s 93rd founding anniversary recently. “I see that the Bureau of Plant Industry has succeeded in performing functions in the various fields of endeavors like seed production, crop […]