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TIU LAUREL LAUDS ROLE OF WOMEN IN AGRI DEV’T

The Department of Agriculture (DA), through its Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point System, underscored the role of Filipina agripreneurs in bridging gender gaps and breaking barriers towards agricultural development, economic progress, and national transformation during the culmination of the 2024 National Women’s Month celebration. During the symposium titled “Empowering Growth: Women in Agripreneurship” held […]

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DA CELEBRATES NAT’L WOMEN’S MONTH

The Department of Agriculture (DA), through its Gender and Development Focal Point System (GFPS), formally launched its month-long National Women’s Month Celebration (NWMC). The celebration adheres to the 2023-2028 theme, “WE for Gender Equality and Social Inclusion”. WE stands for Women and Everyone to highlight collective action and Women’s Empowerment to underscore the goal of […]

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LEE TO GOV’T: BUILD MORE POST-HARVEST FACILITIES

The government should ramp up the construction of post-harvest facilities this year to complement the increased borrowing of farmers for strategic financing for agriculture and fisheries production, AGRI Party-list Rep. Wilbert T. Lee said on Wednesday. Lee issued the call after the Land Bank of the Philippines (Landbank) reported loans to agriculture and rural development […]

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ESCUDERO LAUDS CREATION OF DA BLACKLIST BODY

Senator Chiz Escudero has welcomed the creation of a blacklisting committee in the Department of Agriculture (DA), saying the latest action made by Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr. goes well with the anti-corruption campaign and other reforms he is initiating in the organization. In a media interview recently, Escudero expressed confidence in the leadership of […]

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TIU LAUREL UNVEILS DA’S AGRICULTURE GAME PLAN

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is set to unveil its strategy to modernize agriculture and boost the farm sector’s production capacity and contribution to the domestic economy, especially in improving the lives of farmers and fisherfolk as well as creating more jobs, Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel, Jr. announced. Speaking at the agency’s weekly flag ceremony, […]

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BULACAN IS TOP PERFORMING AGRICULTURE PROVINCE

Owing it to their dedication to excellence and successful execution of agricultural projects for the Bulakenyos, the Provincial Government of Bulacan through the Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) emerged as the Top 1 in the 2023 Top Performing Province – Overall Category during the Year-End Assessment of the Department of Agriculture Programs held at the Savannah […]

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PRIVATE SECTOR URGED: HELP MODERNIZE AGRICULTURE

Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel, Jr. is seeking the cooperation of the private sector in formulating national policies and programs to fast-track the modernization of Philippine agriculture in increasing food production and ensuring food security. “The collaboration of government and the private sector is crucial. We highlight the efforts and dedication of our partners in building […]

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ANTI-AGRI ECONOMIC SABOTAGE BILL GETS SENATE OK

The Senate passed on third and final reading a bill imposing severe sanctions against smugglers, profiteers, hoarders and cartels of agricultural and fishery products. Voting 18-0-0, senators approved Senate Bill No. (SBN) 2432 or the Anti-Agricultural Economic Sabotage Act. The bill repeals Republic Act No. 10845, otherwise known as the Anti-Agricultural Smuggling Act of 2016. […]

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BULACAN OPENS NEW AGRI TRAINING CENTER

Employees of the Provincial Agriculture Office have finally transferred to their new workplace as Bulacan Governor Daniel Fernando and Vice Governor Alexis Castro led the inauguration along the Capitol Compound here. The two-storey building will house the Provincial Agriculture Office on the second floor while the first floor will be the Farmers/Fisherfolks Training Center. For […]

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DA KOICA OPENS 1ST AGRI-MACHINERY R&D FACILITY

The Department of Agriculture, through the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (DA-PhilMech) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) launched recently the country’s first Agricultural Machinery Design and Prototyping Center (AMDPC). Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel, Jr. led the inauguration of the 2,000-square meter facility located at PhilMech in the Science City of […]