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DA ALL SET TO HOLD 1st YOUTH AGRI SUMMIT – DAR

Recognizing the power of the youth as prime movers in transforming the Philippine agriculture and fishery sector towards modernization and industrialization, the Department of Agriculture (DA) is set to conduct the first-ever “Youth in Agriculture Summit” on May 11-12, 2021. “The Filipino youth is a key driver to ensure the attainment of a food-secure and […]

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NOGRALES HAILS CAGAYAN VALLEY AGRI YIELD AMID COVID

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles revealed the government’s anti-hunger and COVID-19 responses during the second leg of Kasama sa Pamana: Regional Pre-SONA Series in an event at Peñablanca, Cagayan last May 5, 2021.This was part of the preparations for President Rodrigo Duterte’s sixth and last State of the Nation Address on July 2021 being led by […]

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PANGILINAN TO GOV’T: USE SAGIP SAKA FOR FOOD NEEDS

As more local government units (LGUs) buy their food needs for their various projects directly from our farmers and fisherfolk as provided under the Sagip Saka Law, Senator Kiko Pangilinan said several national government agencies have food needs worth P41 billion this year. In an online consultation with farmers and provincial municipal agriculturists in Cavite, […]

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2 HOUSE REPS BACK SAGIP SAKA ACT – PANGILINAN

Two Pangasinan congressmen and local executives expressed support for the implementation of Sagip Saka Act as COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect local farmers and fishermen. Pangasinan’s 6th District Congressman Tyrone Agabas said his office, in fact, encourages Pangasinan LGUs to implement Sagip Saka. “This is a tool, a mechanism to capacitate not only the farmers, […]

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DA EYES 2.5% GROWTH IN 2021 – DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) continues to pursue efforts to achieve a 2.5 percent growth for the agriculture and fishery sector this year and starts laying the groundwork for 2022 as Secretary William Dar and key officials commence discussions for next year’s proposed budget of “One DA” family agencies. “Let us regroup, rethink, and put […]

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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 AGRIKONEK ONLINE MARKET PLATFORM

Kapital Access for Young Agripreneurs (KAYA) loan program borrowers can now manage their inventory and directly market their products to consumers while still practicing social distancing through the AgriKonek digital market platform. “With the launching of this new application, we are hoping to attract more young blood to give Philippine agriculture a second look and […]

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NUEVA ECIJA TO HAVE COLD STORAGE FACILITY– UMALI

A cold storage facility that will benefit onion farmers will soon rise in Llanera, Nueva Ecija. Governor Aurelio Umali, together with Vice Governor Anthony Umali and Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Executive Director Crispulo Bautista, recently led the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the facility in Barangay Caridad Sur. The project is included in […]

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PH ECONOMY RECOVERY WITH AGRICULTURE – PANGILINAN

The worst slump for the Philippine economy since World War II means hunger for more Filipinos, said Senator Kiko Pangilinan, proposing that a people-centered agriculture be the centerpiece of the economic recovery. Pangilinan is reacting to the Philippine Statistics Authority report that the Philippine economy posted a minus-8.3-percent growth in the fourth quarter of 2020, […]

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DA BOOSTS LAB NETWORK VS ANIMAL, PLANT DISEASES

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has strengthened its laboratory network to boost its continuing fight against infectious diseases that affect agriculture such as the African swine fever virus, avian influenza, foot and mouth disease, Panama disease, and fall armyworm. “We are adopting an integrated ‘OneDA’ laboratory master plan that incorporates international bio-risk management standards and […]