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DA: TYPHOON KARDING-HIT FARMERS TO GET GOV’T AID

The Department of Agriculture is ready to distribute needed assistance to farmers affected by Typhoon Karding, which destroyed properties and livelihood in various parts of Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Ilocos Region, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, and Bicol Region. Aside from rice seeds, corn seeds, and vegetable planting products, DA will distribute necessary drugs and medicines to […]

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DA: RICE, MEAT SUPPLY ENOUGH FOR HOLIDAYS

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has assured that the Philippine agriculture sector remains capable of producing enough rice and meat to meet the holiday demands. The Department of Agriculture relayed that the supply outlook provided by the agency’s National Rice Program reported an increase in local palay production. According to the agency, a big chunk […]

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DA BRINGS BATANES GARLIC TO METRO MANILA

With the assistance of the Department of Agriculture (DA) and its Kadiwa truck, the Itbayat Garlic Producers Association from Batanes delivered 600 kilograms of garlic to the DA Kadiwa Center in Quezon City recently. The DA-Regional Field Office (RFO) in Cagayan Valley assisted the Itbayat farmers in transporting their products from the Sual Port in […]

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DA-JOLLIBEE FOUNDATION PARTNER-UP FOR FARMERS

The Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Credit Policy Council (DA-ACPC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Jollibee Group Foundation (JGF) to provide financing and capacity building to small farmers and to tap farmers’ cooperatives and associations (FCAs) as lending partners. As per the signed MOU, the partnership is composed of six components: ● […]

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DA GIVES P100-M WORTH OF AID TO ONION FARMERS

The Department of Agriculture (DA) allotted more than P100 million worth of interventions to support the country’s onion industry by improving productivity towards self-sufficiency and ensuring that onion farmers’ cooperatives and associations (FCAs) have ready markets for their produce. Based on the Philippine Onion Industry Roadmap 2021–2025 recently published by the DA, the country needs […]

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PH HAS ENOUGH SARDINE SUPPLY – DA

The country remains sardine-sufficient for the year. Based on current data from both the Philippine Statistics Authority and the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR), the sufficiency level for sardine or tamban is pegged at 222.58% for the first quarter of 2022, and 409.06% for the 2nd quarter. For this year, DA-BFAR forecasts annual production […]

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YOUNG FARMERS CHALLENGE WINNERS START PROJECTS

About 1,700 newly awarded provincial winners of the FY 2022 Young Farmers Challenge Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) through the initiative of Senator Imee Marcos, gear up for the implementation of their proposed agriculture and fishery business enterprises. Starting August 29 until September 30, 2022, the enterprises will be monitored for nomination and […]

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DA HOSTS LIVESTOCK EXPO, LAUNCHES GAWAD LIVESTOCK

The Livestock Expo Philippines 2022 formally opened at the World Trade Center Manila, Pasay City bringing together more than 3,500 stakeholder participants from all over the globe on its first day. First held in the country in 2011, the Livestock Expo is considered to be the premier international trade platform for industry stakeholders. It is […]

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FARMER COOPS TO SUPPLY ONIONS TO FAST FOOD CHAINS

While the supply situation of white onions in the country has become a growing concern, onion farmers have been working with the Department of Agriculture Agribusiness and Marketing Services (AMAS) to directly sell their produce to institutional buyers. In a consultation meeting attended by DA, SINAG, onion growers, traders and buyers, farmers expressed their strong […]

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PH, NETHERLANDS PARTNER UP FOR SEED PROJECT

The Philippine and Dutch governments have started initial discussion for the conduct of the National Seed Technology Park-Knowledge Transfer Project (NSTP- KTP), which aims to support the development of an improved seed sector focusing on an effective seed quality system, plant variety protection, and capacitated public-private seed production system. Representatives from the Philippines’ Department of […]