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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,” […]

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NATIONAL FARMERS AND FISHERMEN DATABASE TO BOOST GOV’T AGRI EFFORTS – PANGANIBAN

The Department of Agriculture‘s (DA) new National Farmers and Fishermen Database (NFFD) is long overdue and should help the government improve its efforts to help the sector, according to House Committee on Agriculture and Food chair and ANAC-IP Rep. Jose T. Panganiban, Jr., who on Wednesday lauded the DA’s newest “hi-tech” initiative. “Dapat dati pa […]

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NO EXCUSE FOR POOR AGRI PERFORMANCE WITH DA BUDGET SET TO DOUBLE IN 2019 PANGANIBAN

With the budget of the Department of Agriculture set to be more than doubled in 2019, House Agriculture Committee Chair and ANAC-IP Rep. Jose T. Panganiban, Jr. said there is no excuse for the agency to not deliver on their target of improving the agriculture sector’s contribution to development. “The DA budget is set to […]