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DA LAUNCHES BLUEPRINT FOR PH FOOD SECTOR

As part of the 2022 National Farmer’s and Fisherfolk’s Month celebration, the Department of Agriculture (DA) launched the National Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization and Industrialization Plan (NAFMIP) 2021–2030 that shall serve as a directional plan for the sector’s growth in the coming years. “This Farmer’s and Fisherfolk’s Month, we recommit to ensuring that our economy […]

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BANANA FARMERS ARE DA’S ACTIVE PARTNERS – DAR 

The Department of Agriculture (DA) led by Secretary William Dar formally recognized the Cavendish banana stakeholders and key players for their contribution to the development of the Philippine banana industry which has continued to benefit rural communities and the country’s economy. “Despite the crisis, the health emergency situation, pest and disease, and the changing weather […]

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RICE PRODUCTION SET TO HIT ANOTHER RECORD HARVEST

The country’s rice production is on track for another record year, mainly because of government interventions, continued funding support from rice tariffs, and favorable weather. “Barring adverse weather conditions for the remaining weeks of the year, we are confident that we will hit another record palay (paddy rice) production this year,” said Agriculture Secretary William […]

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‘BLUE ECONOMY’ PROJECT TO START EARLY 2022 – DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is in the final stage of getting the approval to implement the Fisheries and Coastal Resiliency (FishCoRe) Project worth $200 million (P10 billion) funded by the World Bank (WB). Seen to benefit 500,000 fisherfolk and stakeholders in the fisheries and aquaculture sector, the seven-year project is the first WB project […]

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1ST PH URBAN AGRI HYDRO HUB OPENS IN QC – DAR

Intensifying the food production initiatives of the Department of Agriculture (DA) through the promotion of urban farming, a newly-opened “Urban Agri Hydro Hub Learning Center” was inaugurated recently at The Pop Up Katipunan in Quezon City. “This launch serves as our first step in reaching our goal. Today, we established our country’s first urban farming […]

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DA BIOTECH CENTER OPENS IN MUÑOZ, NUEVA ECIJA

Agriculture Secretary William Dar led the inauguration of the state-of-the-art Crop Biotechnology Center (CBC) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) that will develop various plant products to help ensure food security and enhance the competitiveness of Philippine agriculture. The facility – located in the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) complex, in the Science City of […]

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BSU GIVES DAR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Agriculture Secretary William Dar received the first “Kalsa Centennial Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Benguet State University (BSU) during its alumni centennial celebration. The award — named after “Kalsa,” the Ibaloi word for “gong,” and a symbol of unity and diversity — is bestowed on individuals who continuously bring honor to the university through […]

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DAR TO LGUS: BUY PALAY DIRECTLY FROM FARMERS

Agriculture Secretary William Dar urged anew local government units (LGUs), particularly those in top rice-producing provinces, to help the government buy palay directly from farmers to prop up prices this main cropping season. “It is that time of the year again, wherein we are counting on the continued support of LGUs, including multi-purpose farmers’ cooperatives […]

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DA, BUCOR PARTNER UP FOR URBAN AGRI PROJECT – DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) firmed up a new partnership for the Urban Agriculture Project (UAP), which involves the use of available BuCor lands for food production. Agriculture Secretary William Dar and BuCor Director-General and Undersecretary Gerald Bantag formally launched the “Gulayan sa Pamahalaan” under the UAP with a […]

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DA LAUNCHES ‘BANTAY SA ASF SA BARANGAY’ – DAR

In partnership with local government units, private sector, and veterinary and hog raisers’ groups, the Department of Agriculture (DA) formally launched in Batangas City the national hog repopulation and “Bantay sa ASF sa Barangay” twin program, with a combined public and private investments of P29.6 billion, aimed at effectively controlling the dreaded African swine fever […]