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DA: MORE INVESTMENTS TO BOOST AGRI SECTOR

The Department of Agriculture will pour more investments to agriculture as part of the national government’s support to local farmers and fishermen. During a visit to the Sentrong Pamilihan ng mga Produktong Agrikultural in Sariaya, Quezon, Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel, Jr. stressed the importance of extending support to farmers from production to marketing and […]

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LOCAL TOBACCO TO MEET SMOKE-FREE GRADE — DA

Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel, Jr. is confident Philippine tobacco could make the grade for new smoke-free products that could help reverse the decline in local leaf production and boost earnings for millions of Filipino farmers dependent on the high-value crop. Speaking at the inauguration of the P2.2-billion manufacturing facility of Philip Morris International and […]

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DA SENDS AID, FARM EQUIPMENT TO BICOL FARMERS

As part of the national government’s continuing support to Bicolano farmers, Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel, Jr. led the distribution of more than P75.03 million worth of financial aid and farm equipment in Pili, Camarines Sur recently. This includes P10.64-million financial aid under the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Rice Farmers Financial Assistance to benefit 2,128 […]

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TIU LAUREL FORMS STUDY TEAMS TO BOOST FOOD YIELD

Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr. has created three teams to prepare and finalize the feasibility studies of priority infrastructure projects of the Department of Agriculture (DA) that will boost food production, particularly of rice and corn. Tiu Laurel designated Undersecretary for Special Concerns and for Official Development Assistance Jerome Oliveros as a chairperson across […]

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PH, CZECH REPUBLIC EYE AGRI TRADE COOPERATION

The Philippines and the Czech Republic have reached mutual understanding on several agricultural issues to improve bilateral trade and widen technology transfers between the two countries, particularly in livestock and dairy production and water management.  Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel, Jr. and other officials of the Department of Agriculture recently met with a delegation from […]

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DA DECLARES: SULTAN KUDARAT IS BIRD-FLU FREE

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has declared Sultan Kuradat as avian influenza-free province, allowing movement of birds including chickens, duck and other poultry products within and outside the province. Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr. declared Sultan Kudarat province AI-free following the negative AI test results from surveillance activities and more than 90 days after […]

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DA LINES UP MORE ACTIVITIES FOR WOMEN’S MONTH

On the third week celebration of the National Women’s Month, the Department of Agriculture (DA) puts spotlight on the women in the Philippine livestock, poultry, and fisheries subsectors. The DA-Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point System, under the leadership of Undersecretary for Attached Agencies and Corporations Agnes Catherine Miranda, steered the 2nd leg of the Women’s […]

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TIU LAUREL LAUNCHES KADIWA, DA PROJECTS IN BATAAN

Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel, Jr. turned over P5-Million under the Enhanced Kadiwa Financial Grant for the establishment of a permanent KADIWA in Limay, Bataan as part of the government’s push for food security and higher income for farmers.   The P5-million KADIWA project will benefit 28 farmers’ cooperatives and associations with a total 3,826 members. The project […]

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TIU LAUREL EYES PH AS TOP WORLD SEAWEED EXPORTER

The Department of Agriculture underscored the need to increase support for local seaweed producers to boost the potential of the second biggest export earner in Philippine aquaculture. DA Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel, Jr. pointed out the local seaweed industry’s potential to regain its status as the world’s biggest exporter.  “We really need to support the industry,” […]

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DA SENDS AID, EQUIPMENT TO CORDILLERA FARMERS

Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel, Jr. said the government has turned over more than P130 million worth of financial aid, equipment and irrigation projects to Cordillera farmers to increase vegetable output, promote crop diversification and improve post-harvest facilities to stabilize farmers’ earnings and vegetable supply. “We recognize the Cordillera Region’s contributions as the producer of […]