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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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FARMERS’ ACCESS TO LOANS BILL GETS HOUSE OK

With the end in view of enhancing access of agricultural communities to financial services and programs that increase productivity, the Senate ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the bill repealing Republic Act No. 10000 or the Agri-Agra Reform Credit Act of 2009. Senator Cynthia Villar, the chairperson of the Committee on Agriculture, Food, and […]

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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 […]

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DAR LAUDS MANGATAREM COMMUNITY RICE FARM PROJECT

Agriculture Secretary William Dar commended the success of around 400 Pangasinense farmers who participated in the Philippine Rice Research Institute’s (PhilRice) RiceBIS Community Modern Farms Project in Mangatarem, Pangasinan. The RiceBIS Community Modern Farms Project is the brainchild of agriculture steward Dr. Inocencio Bolo, most notable for his role as Director for Field Operations during […]

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BATAC CITY HONORS FARMERS WITH WEEKLONG FESTIVAL

Officials and residents in the city of Batac, Ilocos Norte are once again showing their gratitude to their farmers through a weeklong festivity that includes activities like vlogging and doing TikTok challenges. Hosted by the city government of Batac and led by reelected Mayor Albert Chua, the week-long farmers festival kicked off with a thanksgiving […]

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PH NEEDS A NEW GENERATION OF FARMERS – ESCUDERO

The government will have to invest more substantially in the agriculture sector if it wants to attract a new generation of farmers and ensure food security for the country, Sorsogon Governor Chiz Escudero said. Citing data from the World Bank, Escudero said agriculture workers accounted for only 22.86% of the Philippine labor force in 2019, […]

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SOUTH KOREA TO TRAIN 2,000 FARMERS FROM CEBU TOWN

At least eight local government units (LGUs) in South Korea are participating in the “Agricultural Exchange Program” to host at least 2,000 trainees from the municipality of Cordova in Cebu this year. This was announced by former Korean ambassador to the Philippines Dongman Han, who expressed support for this joint program and ensured the safety […]

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DPWH REPAIRS HIGHWAY IN MUNAI, LANAO DEL NORTE

Farmers and local traders in Barangay Cadulawan in Munai, Lanao del Norte are now reaping the benefits of the rehabilitated Bacolod-Madalum Highway, especially in transporting local products from their farmlands to commercial hubs. Citing a report from DPWH Region 10 Director Zenaida Tan, DPWH Secretary Roger Mercado said that reconstructing and maintaining damaged roads as […]

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GIVE FARMERS, FISHERS ‘AYUDA’ NOW – PANGILINAN

Vice presidential candidate Senator Kiko Pangilinan urged concerned agencies to ensure that farmers and fishers are receiving fuel subsidies, especially in the light of the new round of fuel increases. “Ang ayuda sa magsasaka at mangingisda, dapat ibigay na. Kailangan kumilos dito ang pamahalaan nang madalian dahil hindi na kinakaya ng ating magsasaka ang gastos […]

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JICA EXTENDS PRIORITY PARTNERSHIP WITH PH – DAR

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) extended its continued support to the endeavors of the Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) during a courtesy call recently. JICA’s newly-appointed Chief Representative to the Philippines Sakamoto Takema expressed the Agency’s sincerity in prioritizing the Philippines, including the DA, as one of its partners. “Agriculture is an important sector […]