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TASK FORCE ON ZERO HUNGER LAUNCHES KUMAIN WEBINAR SERIES

“The KUMAIN webinar series is one of the interventions of the Task Force on Zero Hunger and is meant to ensure coordination among stakeholders and partner agencies for the proper implementation of our various feeding programs.” This was the statement of Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles in a radio interview this week, where he detailed the […]

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RENEWABLE ENERGY TO BOOST FOOD PRODUCTION – DAR

To sustain food production under the Urban Agriculture Program of the government, the Department of Agriculture (DA) will be optimizing the use of renewable energy to grow food using aquaponics and hydroponics technologies. Agriculture Secretary William Dar received from Weather Philippines Foundation Inc. President Maribeth Marasigan 19 units of 30-watt solar panels that will be […]

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LOCAL GOVERNMENTS SHOULD ENSURE CONTINUED FOOD PRODUCTION AMID COVID-19 — DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) reiterated its appeal to local chief executives (LCEs) to reconsider policies that counter efforts of the national government to ensure continued food production, processing, transport and trade during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. “We urge the provincial governors, city and municipal mayors in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, to allow […]

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VETERINARIANS ARE EXEMPTED FROM LUZON COVID-19 QUARANTINE – DAR

Veterinarians will also now be exempted from the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine now being enforced to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Agriculture Secretary William Dar has assured. In a Palace press briefing, Dar said veterinarians will also be allowed to travel within Luzon based based on the quarantine’s guidelines. “Essential farm […]

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FARMERS NEED TO BE MORE RESILIENT TO COPE WITH CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT – VILLAR

Climate change impacts directly on food production and security, Senator Cynthia Villar said as she stressed the need for agriculture players to be more resilient and better prepared for extreme shifts in weather conditions. Villar, who is the chairperson of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, said the Philippines is highly vulnerable to climate […]