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DA EXPANDS NBP URBAN AGRI-GARDEN – DAR

To provide hope and livelihood opportunities to persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City, the Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) sealed a partnership to implement the “Bagong Buhay sa Gulay” project, complementing […]

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DA ADDS P300M FOR ASF RECOVERY LOANS – DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA), through its Agricultural Credit Policy Council (ACPC), has allotted an additional P300 million for lending to backyard and semi-commercial raisers in “green zones” or areas free from the African Swine Fever (ASF). “The additional amount will help support our continuing efforts to revive the country’s hog industry,” said Agriculture Secretary […]

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DA TO BOOST, SUSTAIN CORN, LIVESTOCK YIELDS — DAR

With a record first semester yield of 8.8 million metric tons (MMT) this year, the country expects to harvest an all-time high of 20.4 MMT, topping last year’s bumper crop of 19.4 MMT. “We want to replicate what we did in rice with the rest of the agri-fishery sector, particularly in emerging commodities where we […]

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‘BALANCED PESTICIDE USE’ KEY TO SAFE FOOD – DAR

“With the initiative of our Regional Field Office here in Region 2, we are institutionalizing what I call a balanced pesticides use strategy,” Agriculture Secretary William Dar said during the mass labeling of pesticide residue-safe vegetables and fruits at the Nueva Vizcaya Agricultural Terminal (NVAT) recently. Dar directed Regional Director Narciso Edillo and High-Value Crops […]

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DA PILOTS LGU-LED AGRI SYSTEM IN QUIRINO PROVINCE

The Province of Quirino will be the first to implement the Province-led Agriculture and Fisheries Extension System (PAFES) in the Cagayan Valley Region. Agriculture Secretary William Dar, Department of Agriculture (DA) in Cagayan Valley Regional Director Narciso Edillo, and Quirino Governor Dakila Cua formally launched the PAFES Program at the Provincial Capitol recently. “We would […]

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JAPAN TO BUILD COLD-STORAGE FACILITY IN BENGUET

Agriculture Secretary William Dar and delegates from the Japan Agricultural Exchange Council (JAEC) met and discussed the status of the latter’s proposed Safe Vegetable Production with Marketing Technology Improvement project in the Philippines. The initiative aimed to capacitate farmers to improve production through the Safe Vegetable from Rich Soil (SAVERS) technology, which enriches the soil […]

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DAR LAUNCHES BOOK ON PHILIPPINE AGRICULTURE

To serve as inspiration and motivation in attaining the shared vision and goals of the Department of Agriculture (DA), Secretary William Dar launched a book titled, “Bringing hope, Winning hearts,” a compilation of quotes, containing his thoughts and aspirations for Philippine agriculture. “Communication comes with the obligation of sharing to the world what we have […]

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YOUNG FARMERS CAN END WORLD HUNGER – DAR

Agriculture Secretary William Dar said agriculture offers today’s young generation a chance to make a difference by growing enough food to feed not only the hungry in the Philippines, but also in other countries. Speaking to members of various youth organizations and individuals, Dar emphasized that youth involvement is critical in the current state of […]

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POULTRY SECTOR IS CRUCIAL TO PH AGRI GROWTH – DAR

“The Philippine poultry sector performs a crucial function in our pursuit of agricultural development – where farmers and fishers can have the dignity of being self-sufficient even as all Filipinos are allowed access to adequate food,” Secretary William Dar said during his opening address for the Philippine Poultry and Livestock Virtual Summit. Dar added that […]

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PH TO IMPORT 60,000 MT OF FISH – DAR

To augment current local fish production, maintain sufficient supply, and make it affordable to consumers, particularly in the last quarter of the year (Q4) and in conjunction with the closed fishing season, Agriculture Secretary William Dar has approved the issuance of a Certificate of Necessity to Import (CNI) of 60,000 metric tons (MT). Dar made […]