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‘WE WILL RICE PROGRAM’ TO AID QUEZON FARMERS – DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) led by Secretary William Dar, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to solidify the implementation of the “We Will Rice Program” among the Yovel East Research and Development, Inc. and the Yakap at Halik Multi-Purpose Cooperative Quezon 1 (YHMPCQ1). The said program, which was launched by Yovel East, adheres to […]

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DA READY TO ASSIST MARCOS AS NEXT AGRI CHIEF

Following the announcement of President-elect Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. to temporarily lead the Department of Agriculture (DA), Agriculture Secretary William Dar said he and the entire OneDA Family are more than willing to brief and assist him attain food security and food sovereignty amid the impending food crisis.  “We welcome the decision of President-elect Ferdinand R. […]

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DA PILOTS DRIP IRRIGATION TECHNOLOGY IN PAMPANGA

As part of the efforts to modernize the farm systems adapted in production areas, the government is investing in irrigation technologies to increase rice production and attain sufficiency in the near term.     Agriculture Secretary William Dar visited the Rice-Based Drip Irrigation Fertigation Showcase at the Pampanga State Agricultural University (PSAU). “Drip irrigation is an […]

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PH OPENS TRANSBOUNDARY ANIMAL DISEASES CENTER

Agriculture Secretary William Dar led the inauguration of the country’s first Center for Transboundary Animal Diseases (CenTrAD) at Central Luzon State University (CLSU) in Munoz, Nueva Ecija. CenTrAD, a joint project between the Department of Agriculture (DA) through its Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) and CLSU, will break new ground in the emergency management of […]

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DA’S PRIORITIES FOR MARCOS ADMIN’S FIRST 100 DAYS

The Department of Agriculture (DA), led by Secretary William Dar, has prepared a list of priorities in agriculture for the first 100 days of the incoming administration as part of the agency’s transition document. Dar presented the list of priorities as he discussed updates on the major DA programs and projects amid the challenges confronting […]

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DA LAUNCHES BINHI NG PAG-ASA PROGRAM – DAR

The Department of Agriculture through the Agricultural Training Institute (DA-ATI), in partnership with the Office of Senator Grace Poe, expanded its program for young farmers and fishers through the launching of the “Binhi ng Pag-asa Program (BPP).” The BPP, which kicked off in 2017, aims to empower young people to become competent agripreneurs and agricultural […]

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DAR TO FARMERS: USE MICROBIAL-BASED FERTILIZER

With the increasing prices of chemical fertilizers, further worsened by the Russia-Ukraine war, the Department of Agriculture (DA) is massively promoting the use of “Bio N,” a microbial-based fertilizer. “Given the exigencies of the times, we have to massively promote the use of Filipino-developed technologies to enhance crop productivity and incomes of our farmers and […]

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DA ASKS CANADA: MAINTAIN WHEAT SUPPLY TO PH

Agriculture Secretary William Dar and Canadian Ambassador Peter MacArthur met to celebrate the growing bilateral relations between Canada and the Philippines in the food and agriculture sectors. In 2021, Canada became the Philippines’ 15th agri-fisheries trade partner, sharing 40% bilateral trade in agriculture and fisheries. Top agriculture exports to Canada include desiccated coconut, bread and […]

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DA TO AUGMENT PH FISH SUPPLY – DAR

Based on the report of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) that the country would have a fish deficit of 90,000 metric tons (MT) for the rest of the year, the Department of Agriculture (DA) extended the validity of the 38,695 MT that represent the unused balance of the previous permit for 60,000 […]

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6,700 BATAAN FARMERS GET CASH AID – DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) officially launched the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund – Rice Farmers Financial Assistance (RCEF-RFFA) Program’s second wave and the Fuel Discount Voucher Program in Bataan, benefitting more than 6,000 farmers and fishers in the province. The ceremonial launching took place at Dinalupihan Civic Center, Bataan recently in time with the National […]