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ENOUGH FOOD IN PH TO LAST BEYOND NEXT 3 MOS – DA

As the government imposes stricter movement, particularly in “Alert Level 3″ areas to prevent and reduce COVID-19 infections, Agriculture Secretary William Dar appealed anew to consumers to avoid panic-buying, assuring that the country has enough food supply. “Buying more food than what we require deprives others, thus causing an artificial shortage and price spikes,” Dar […]

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DA: FARMERS TO GET BOOST FROM COCO INDUSTRY FUND

“The crafting and implementation of the Coconut Farmers and Industry Trust Fund Act (RA 11524) is a gamechanger that would catalyze the modernization and industrialization of the coconut sector, and increase the productivity and incomes of millions of marginal coconut farmers and their families,” said Agriculture Secretary William Dar. Signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on […]

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DA EYES ANOTHER PALAY RECORD HARVEST FOR IN 2022

Despite what is perceived as a most challenging year, the Philippine agriculture sector continues to demonstrate strength and resilience. Thanks to the breakthroughs and reforms instituted by the Duterte administration, particularly in the rice industry. In the first three quarters of 2021, the country’s agriculture sector posted a negative growth of one percent (-1%), from […]

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DAR TO DA AGENCIES: MAXIMIZE AGRI GROWTH FOR 2022

Agriculture Secretary William Dar wants the Department of Agriculture (DA) to focus on four central measures to guide policy decisions and programs next year. In Department Memorandum Order issued recently, Dar enumerated these four measures as: effective fund utilization; proactive planning and implementation; publication of operations manuals for all units; and institutionalization of the food […]

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DA RECOGNIZES 6 YOUNG OUTSTANDING FARMERS — DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA), through the Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Service (AMAS) recognized the six “Outstanding Youth Agribusiness Models” during the 1st National Young Farmers Summit and Young Farmers Challenge: Kabataang Agribiz Awarding Ceremony held recently in Calasio, Pangasinan. The Young Farmers Challenge: Kabataang Agribiz aims to provide competitive financial assistance to the youth […]

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DA’S MAIN OFFICE UNVEILS ‘EDIBLE LANDSCAPE’ – DAR

In support to the urban agriculture promotion of the Department of Agriculture (DA), the Institute of Crop Science, College of Agriculture and Food Science of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) turned over the “Hardin ng Kalusugan at Pagkain”, an initiative under its Edible Landscaping (EL) project: Magtanim ng Gulay Para sa Isang […]

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P100-M GRANT FOR DA PROGRAM GETS ADB OK – DAR

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $2-million (P100 million) grant to support the Philippine Competitive and Inclusive Agriculture Development Program (CIADP2) that will be implemented by the Department of Agriculture (DA). The CIADP2 aims to reduce income inequality by expanding economic opportunities in the country’s farm-fishery sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In a virtual […]

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NCR AGRIPRENEURS WIN ‘YOUNG FARMERS CHALLENGE’

The Department of Agriculture through the Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Service (DA-AMAS) recognized three Metro Manila agripreneurs as regional winners of the “Young Farmers Challenge” during the awarding ceremony at the Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM) Convention Hall. The winners were chosen out of the 40 young Filipinos who submitted their business. The […]

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DOST URGED: INCLUDE OTHER CROPS UNDER ‘FIESTA’

The AGRI Party-list urged the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to include other high-value crops aside from mangoes in its Farms and Industry Encounters through Science and Technology Agenda (FIESTA) program. AGRI issued the call on the heels of the first FIESTA, which highlighted such advancements in Philippine mango production while bringing together farmers […]

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AKLAN, ILOILO FARMERS GET P503-M AGRI AID – DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) distributed P503 million worth of Rice Farmers Financial Assistance (RFFA) among rice farmers in the Western Visayas Region. A total of 100,667 rice farmers from the provinces of Iloilo and Aklan benefited from the said program. The Provincial Government of Iloilo received an RFFA budget of P344M, while the Aklan […]