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GOV’T TO COMMUNITIES: GROW OWN FOOD, END HUNGER

Ramping up food production, encouraging communities to grow their own produce, and  safely increasing economic activity are some of the keys to reduce hunger in the provinces. This was bared by Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, who at the government’s pre-SONA (State of the Nation Address) forum addressed concerns that a recent Social Weather Stations survey […]

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ZERO HUNGER ACHIEVABLE BY 2030 – DAR, EXPERTS

Leading officials from both the government and private sector agree that “zero hunger” by the year 2030 is achievable, based on the recently concluded “Private sector dialogue on responsible agricultural investments for food systems” organized by the Department of Agriculture (DA). In response to the United Nations call for a summit to meet the 17 […]

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DA, BCDA LAUNCH 1ST SEED TECHNOPARK IN PH – DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) kicked off the development of the Philippines’ first National Seed Technology Park (NSTP) at New Clark City (NCC) in Capas, Tarlac. The event, which also marked the launch of the DA-led Seeds for the Future campaign, was highlighted by the planting of […]

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15 PINOYS GET AGRI FULBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIPS – DAR

Fifteen Filipinos are set to pursue higher education in the United States as the Philippines’ Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Philippine-American Educational Foundation (PAEF) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) financing studies in degree and non-degree programs in the United States under the Fulbright Philippines Agriculture Scholarship Program (FPASP). DA Secretary William Dar and […]

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Politics

INVOLVE YOUTH IN AGRICULTURE, SAYS HONTIVEROS

Senator Risa Hontiveros has filed a bill to strengthen the involvement of Filipino youth in agriculture and entrepreneurship. Senate Bill No. 2231 will mandate all provincial and city governments to establish Youth Agricultural Hubs that will provide more opportunities and engage the youth in agripreneurship. “Sa kabila ng pagbagsak ng ekonomiya, nananatiling matatag ang sektor […]

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GARLIC TISSUE LAB OPENS IN PANGASINAN – DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) inaugurated a garlic tissue culture laboratory located in Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan. In his speech during the turnover program, Agriculture Secretary William Dar said garlic is one of the commodities that need to be developed. “As a result of the national food summit, we will set parameters to identify what are […]

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DA, CONGRESS TO UPDATE PH FOOD SECURITY PLAN

The country’s legislators commit to crafting more laws to boost the competitiveness of the agriculture and fishery sector, and continuously empower farmers and fisherfolk. They made the commitment at the recently concluded two-day 2021 National Food Security Summit (NFSS), conducted by the Department of Agriculture (DA) that attracted a total of 15,000 participants, mostly virtually […]

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2021 Q1 PALAY HARVEST RECORDS BIGGEST YIELD – DAR

After harvesting a record rice crop in 2020, the Department of Agriculture (DA) is eyeing back-to-back bountiful harvests, buoyed by the biggest palay yield to date for the first quarter (Q1), besting the previous high in 2018 Q1. “We are pleased to report that the country’s rice farmers harvested a total of 4.626 million metric […]

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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 […]