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NOVEMBER IS ORGANIC AGRICULTURE MONTH — DA

In hopes of enhancing food production in the country and protecting the country’s natural resources, the Department of Agriculture (DA) recognizes organic agriculture as a key element in moving forward as it formally opened the 8th Organic Agriculture Month. With the theme, “Maunlad na Pagsasaka, Garantisado sa Organikong Agrikulturang Sinaliksik,” the Organic Agriculture Month aims […]

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DA LAUNCHES GREEN REVOLUTION 2.0

In line with the strong commitment of the national government towards achieving food security, the Department of Agriculture through the Bureau of Plant Industry (DA-BPI), launched the Green Revolution 2.0: Plants for Bountiful Barangays Movement (Luntiang Ani ng Mamamayan) at Rizal Park in Luneta, Manila. The Green Revolution 2.0 is an initiative of the Department, […]

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DA TO SELL SUGAR AT P70 A KILO IN ROLLING STORES

The Department of Agriculture, in coordination with the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA), will start selling sugar at P70.00 per kilo at SRA Quezon City and Bacolod City Offices. In addition, the Kadiwa rolling stores and Kadiwa on Wheels will be selling sugar at the same price to make sugar affordable and accessible to consumers. Sugar […]

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DA ALLOTS P81M TO BOOST PH COFFEE PRODUCTION

The Department of Agriculture, through its High-Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP), has set aside P84.15 million to fund projects that aim to increase and improve the production of Philippine coffee. The HVCDP’s 2022 budget for coffee aims to improve the productivity, product quality, and profitability of Filipino coffee growers for the long term. As one […]

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DA: KARDING-HIT FARMERS, FISHERS GET P709-M AID

As the Department of Agriculture (DA), through its Regional Field Offices, conducts assessments of damages and losses brought by Typhoon Karding in the agri-fisheries sector, it announced that over P709 million worth of assistance and interventions are available for affected farmers and fisherfolk. The Department has a Quick Response Fund amounting to P500 million that […]

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DA BRINGS BATANES GARLIC TO METRO MANILA

With the assistance of the Department of Agriculture (DA) and its Kadiwa truck, the Itbayat Garlic Producers Association from Batanes delivered 600 kilograms of garlic to the DA Kadiwa Center in Quezon City recently. The DA-Regional Field Office (RFO) in Cagayan Valley assisted the Itbayat farmers in transporting their products from the Sual Port in […]

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DA GIVES P100-M WORTH OF AID TO ONION FARMERS

The Department of Agriculture (DA) allotted more than P100 million worth of interventions to support the country’s onion industry by improving productivity towards self-sufficiency and ensuring that onion farmers’ cooperatives and associations (FCAs) have ready markets for their produce. Based on the Philippine Onion Industry Roadmap 2021–2025 recently published by the DA, the country needs […]

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40% HIKE IN DA BUDGET TO BOOST PH FOOD SUPPLY

House Committee on Appropriations chairman Zaldy Co expressed support for the 40-percent increase in the budget of the Department of Agriculture as it would help increase food supply and reduce prices. During the budget hearing, Co described as “unprecedented” the huge percentage increase in the agriculture sector’s budget from P117.29 billion in 2022 to P163.75 […]

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YOUNG FARMERS CHALLENGE WINNERS START PROJECTS

About 1,700 newly awarded provincial winners of the FY 2022 Young Farmers Challenge Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) through the initiative of Senator Imee Marcos, gear up for the implementation of their proposed agriculture and fishery business enterprises. Starting August 29 until September 30, 2022, the enterprises will be monitored for nomination and […]

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DA HOSTS LIVESTOCK EXPO, LAUNCHES GAWAD LIVESTOCK

The Livestock Expo Philippines 2022 formally opened at the World Trade Center Manila, Pasay City bringing together more than 3,500 stakeholder participants from all over the globe on its first day. First held in the country in 2011, the Livestock Expo is considered to be the premier international trade platform for industry stakeholders. It is […]