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DA SENDS EL NIÑO RAPID RESPONSE TEAM TO MINDORO

To mitigate the adverse impact of the El Niño phenomenon in Mindoro Island, Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel, Jr., mobilized a rapid response team from the Department of Agriculture (DA) to deliver urgent aid to the island’s farmers and fisherfolk. The deployment aims to provide immediate relief and assess agricultural damage caused by the prolonged […]

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DA TO USE SPACE TECHNOLOGY IN FOOD PRODUCTION

The Department of Agriculture has entered into a partnership with the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) to use advanced space technology to increase farm productivity, improve resource utilization, and enhance project monitoring. The DA, through the Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering, and PhilSA signed recently a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to modernize data collection, analysis […]

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DA: US FIRM TO HELP FIGHT CECID FLIES IN PALAWAN

The Department of Agriculture will invite experts from Sun & Earth Microbiology LLC, a Florida-headquartered biotechnology company, to help eliminate Cecid fly infestation that undermines Philippine mango production and export. Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel, Jr. said the DA is open to the idea of testing the products of Sun & Earth, whose chief executive […]

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TIU LAUREL EYES PH AS TOP WORLD SEAWEED EXPORTER

The Department of Agriculture underscored the need to increase support for local seaweed producers to boost the potential of the second biggest export earner in Philippine aquaculture. DA Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel, Jr. pointed out the local seaweed industry’s potential to regain its status as the world’s biggest exporter.  “We really need to support the industry,” […]

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DA GIVES ILOILO FARMERS, FISHERFOLK P909-M AID

Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel, Jr. led the awarding of various agri-fishery interventions amounting to P909.68 million for the farmers and fisherfolk in Iloilo recently. Through the Department of Agriculture (DA)-Western Visayas Regional Field Office (RFO), 515 farmer-beneficiaries received cash assistance totaling P2.347 million from the Rice Farmers Financial Assistance (RFFA) Program and the Fuel […]

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DA TO UPDATE REGISTRY OF FARMERS, FISHERFOLK

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is updating its electronic database of farmers and fisherfolk, the agency’s primary stakeholders whose individual information are essential for proper planning, implementation, and monitoring of billions of pesos worth of agricultural projects and targeted interventions. Updating the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture, the official name of DA’s electronic […]

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PH HAS STABLE RICE SUPPLY – TIU LAUREL

Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel, Jr. assured the public that the country’s rice supply is sufficient through the first half of this year, with recent imports and the upcoming harvest that peaks in March and April, ensuring stable price of the country’s main food staple through June in spite of El Nino.  Tiu Laurel said, […]

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TIU LAUREL VOWS SUPPORT FOR PH DAIRY INDUSTRY

Officials of the National Dairy Authority (NDA) recently met with Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel, Jr. to discuss strategies and proposals to increase milk production in the country. The NDA provided the Tiu Laurel with an overview of the country’s current dairy situation, including a status report on project implementation, number of animals distributed in […]

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DA EYES MORE FOOD PRODUCTION AMID EL NIÑO THREAT

President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. and Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr. recently met farmers, local government leaders and officials of the Department of Agriculture in Pampanga to sustain the push for agricultural modernization and increased food production in the face of El Niño. Around 600 farmers and officials gathered at a rice field in Candaba […]

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DA GIVES FARM AID TO 12K CANDABA FARMERS, COOPS

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr. led the distribution of agricultural interventions among 12,141 rice farmers and nine farmers’ cooperatives and associations (FCAs) in Mandili High School, Candaba, Pampanga recently. A total of 3,680 Candabeño rice farmers tilling a maximum of two hectares received P5,000 each under […]