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0.6 PERCENT AGRICULTURE SECTOR GROWTH IN Q4 2021

Led by the crops, poultry, and fisheries subsectors, the value of the country’s agriculture and fishery production based on 2018 constant prices grew by 0.6 percent during the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2021, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). The crops subsector, which contributed 59% to the total value of production, expanded by 2.6%, […]

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STOP AGRICULTURE’S ‘CYCLE OF POVERTY’ – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon called on the public and the private sectors to help break what he called a “cycle of disaster and poverty” that has been pulling back the agriculture sector for decades. Gordon, who chairs the Senate government corporations and public enterprises, said the Filipino farmers are always at a disadvantage yearly due to […]

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PRIORITIZE AGRI SECTOR RECOVERY —AGRI PARTY-LIST

The next president should make agriculture recovery a top priority during their administration, AGRI Party-list said Friday. AGRI Party-list first nominee and former judge Frank Lobrigo issued the statement as damage and losses caused by Typhoon Odette to Philippine agriculture soared to ₱8 billion. Lobrigo urged presidential candidates to increase the budget for agriculture, telling […]

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AGRI BACKS ROBREDO PLAN TO DOUBLE PH AGRI BUDGET

The AGRI Party-list expressed support for the plan of Vice President Leni Robredo to double the budget for the agriculture sector to at least P116 billion should she win the presidency in 2022. “Natutuwa kami na binibigyang halaga ni Vice President Robredo ang agrikultura at buo ang suporta namin sa kanyang panukala na doblehin ang […]

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PH AGRI IS BACK, FOOD SECURITY IS STRONGER – DAR

“After two years of grinding labor and sacrifice, we have made strong and hopeful steps forward,” Secretary William Dar said during his State of the Philippine Agriculture report. Marking his second year at the helm of the Department of Agriculture (DA), Dar reported the achievements of the Philippine agriculture and fisheries sector despite the “perfect […]

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AGRICULTURE SECTOR NEEDS MORE STAKEHOLDERS — DAR

Agriculture Secretary William Dar called for a sustained and stronger “public-private-people” partnership to lead the transformation of Philippine agriculture and respond to the pandemic and other challenges, following the successful conduct of the 2021 National Food Security Summit (NFSS). In his closing message, Dar reiterated the counsel of former National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) […]

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AGRICULTURE SECTOR POSTS 1.2% GROWTH IN Q3 – DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) family is immensely encouraged with the positive 1.2-percent (%) growth of the country’s agriculture and fishery sector this third quarter (Q3) versus the same three-month period last year. “Once again, this shows our resilience and sustained production performance despite the community lockdowns, traditional lean months and severe weather conditions, from […]

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DA NEEDS P66-B FOR STIMULUS PLAN FOR COVID-19 IMPACT IN AGRI SECTOR – DAR

Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar recently recommended to lawmakers a P66-billion stimulus plan to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the agriculture sector. During a virtual hearing of the House Committee on Agriculture and Food, Dar said the stimulus package would include P15 billion for the cash for work program […]

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EXPAND GOV’T SUPPORT FOR AGRI SECTOR – GO

Amid the dry spell affecting several areas of the country, senatorial aspirant and former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Bong Go stressed the need to expand the government’s support for the country’s agriculture sector. According to a recent advisory of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) at least 10 provinces—six in […]

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WE NEED AN AGRICULTURAL REVOLUTION – ANGARA

Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara is urging the government to put in place measures that would create more jobs and increase productivity in the agriculture sector to encourage young people to venture into farming. “Kailangan nating palakasin ang sektor ng agrikultura at palakihin ang kita ng mga magsasaka para mahikayat natin ang mga kabataan na magsaka,” […]