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ECLEO: BOOST PH FOOD PRODUCTION AMID CRISES

A lawmaker said the Philippines should boost its own food production capacity in light of the “looming food crisis” to affect the country in the second half of the year. Dinagat Islands Representative Alan Ecleo said his fellow legislators and the incoming Marcos Administration should pursue programs that will provide farmers, fisherfolk, and agricultural cooperatives […]

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ISKO MORENO: GUIMARAS A MODEL OF FOOD SUFFICIENCY

If elected president, Aksyon Demokratiko standard-bearer and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso said he intends to showcase the island province of Guimaras as a template for food sufficiency so that the other provinces will be able to replicate its achievements. Speaking to reporters following his courtesy call on Guimaras Gov. Samuel Gumarin at the provincial […]

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DA: SMART GREENHOUSES BOOST PH FOOD PRODUCTIVITY

Changing weather patterns resulting in unusually warmer temperatures or heavy rainfalls have caused an imbalance in the production of agricultural commodities. Through time, the threat of climate change has caused alarm to the food production sector, not only in the Philippines but throughout the world. And so, innovative and smart technologies are now being adapted […]

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USE FOOD TO ATTRACT BORACAY TOURISTS – PANGILINAN

Vice presidential candidate Senator Kiko Pangilinan said affordable and quality food will entice more tourists to visit Boracay Island and help sustain businesses and livelihood of the people. Pangilinan said this is possible if the government will bolster support to farmers and fishers to improve their catch and production. “Mahalaga ang isda, pagkain lalo na […]

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LA UNION STUDES URGED: HELP FIGHT HUNGER, POVERTY

“Agriculture is the pillar of our economy.” This was highlighted by Agriculture Secretary William Dar, as he addressed the officials, faculty members, and students at the Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (DMMMSU) in Bacnotan, La Union, during his conferment as Doctor of Philosophy in Development Administration (Honoris Causa) recently. “Agriculture and food production activities […]

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GREENHOUSES TO PRODUCE YEAR-ROUND CROPS – DAR

For a country frequently visited by typhoons, Filipino farmers could be better off by adopting greenhouse technologies that would enable them to protect and raise crops all year-round. “This is similar to what other countries and progressive farmer-entrepreneurs have been doing, and we want to encourage more farmers through their cooperatives and associations to put […]

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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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‘BALANCED PESTICIDE USE’ KEY TO SAFE FOOD – DAR

“With the initiative of our Regional Field Office here in Region 2, we are institutionalizing what I call a balanced pesticides use strategy,” Agriculture Secretary William Dar said during the mass labeling of pesticide residue-safe vegetables and fruits at the Nueva Vizcaya Agricultural Terminal (NVAT) recently. Dar directed Regional Director Narciso Edillo and High-Value Crops […]

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GOV’T TO COMMUNITIES: GROW OWN FOOD, END HUNGER

Ramping up food production, encouraging communities to grow their own produce, and  safely increasing economic activity are some of the keys to reduce hunger in the provinces. This was bared by Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, who at the government’s pre-SONA (State of the Nation Address) forum addressed concerns that a recent Social Weather Stations survey […]

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NOGRALES HAILS CAGAYAN VALLEY AGRI YIELD AMID COVID

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles revealed the government’s anti-hunger and COVID-19 responses during the second leg of Kasama sa Pamana: Regional Pre-SONA Series in an event at Peñablanca, Cagayan last May 5, 2021.This was part of the preparations for President Rodrigo Duterte’s sixth and last State of the Nation Address on July 2021 being led by […]