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DA: TYPHOON KARDING-HIT FARMERS TO GET GOV’T AID

The Department of Agriculture is ready to distribute needed assistance to farmers affected by Typhoon Karding, which destroyed properties and livelihood in various parts of Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Ilocos Region, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, and Bicol Region. Aside from rice seeds, corn seeds, and vegetable planting products, DA will distribute necessary drugs and medicines to […]

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2 SOLONS URGE GOV’T TO BUY FROM LOCAL FARMERS

Davao City 1st District Representative Paolo Duterte and Benguet Representative Eric Yap have filed twin measures that, once enacted into law, will mandate the government to purchase farm produce of local growers, and establish palay drying facilities nationwide to boost farmers’ income and help attain the country’s goal of achieving food security. House Bill No. […]

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SOLON PUSHES FOR MORE POST-HARVEST FACILITIES

With super typhoon Karding the latest storm to batter the country, AGRI Party-list Rep. Wilbert T. Lee underscored the crucial role those post-harvest facilities such as storage for grain and seeds play in making farming communities more resilient to disasters.  “We must stop this vicious cycle where our farmers always register losses because of the […]

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DPWH OPENS FARM-TO-MARKET ROADS IN AKLAN

Two ongoing road concreting projects are being fast-tracked by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) that would further boost agricultural production and open up trade opportunities in the province of Aklan. In the municipality of Nabas, a 1.3-kilometer farm-to-market road (FMR) with a reinforced concrete lined ditch and slope protection is being constructed […]

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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-JOLLIBEE FOUNDATION PARTNER-UP FOR FARMERS

The Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Credit Policy Council (DA-ACPC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Jollibee Group Foundation (JGF) to provide financing and capacity building to small farmers and to tap farmers’ cooperatives and associations (FCAs) as lending partners. As per the signed MOU, the partnership is composed of six components: ● […]

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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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GIVE FARMERS, FISHERFOLK SOCIAL PENSION – LAPID

Senator Lito Lapid has filed a measure seeking to provide a pension program to retired farmers, agricultural workers, and fishermen whose livelihoods have been most severely hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Lapid, whose priority measures in the 19th Congress focused on social programs for the poor, filed Senate Bill (SB) No. 1230 establishing a farmers’ […]

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KADIWA CENTERS IN ALL CITIES, MUNICIPALITIES URGED

To provide farmers and fishers a venue to market and trade their produce at affordable prices, AGRI Party-list Rep. Wilbert T. Lee filed a measure to establish Kadiwa Agri-food Terminals in every city and municipality in the country.  Under House Bill No. 3957 or the “Kadiwa Agri-Food Terminal Act”, AGRI aims to institutionalize a program […]

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FARMER COOPS TO SUPPLY ONIONS TO FAST FOOD CHAINS

While the supply situation of white onions in the country has become a growing concern, onion farmers have been working with the Department of Agriculture Agribusiness and Marketing Services (AMAS) to directly sell their produce to institutional buyers. In a consultation meeting attended by DA, SINAG, onion growers, traders and buyers, farmers expressed their strong […]