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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 […]

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URBAN VEGETABLE GARDEN OPENS IN RIZAL PARK – DAR

“The production of food is equally important as the fight against COVID-19. Kaya dapat lahat ng Pilipino ay may access sa ligtas, sapat at masustansyang pagkain.” In his short message at the opening of the urban garden recently at the Rizal Park in Manila, Agriculture Secretary William Dar underscored the importance of enabling Filipinos, especially the […]

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DA, BUCOR PARTNER UP FOR URBAN AGRI PROJECT – DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) firmed up a new partnership for the Urban Agriculture Project (UAP), which involves the use of available BuCor lands for food production. Agriculture Secretary William Dar and BuCor Director-General and Undersecretary Gerald Bantag formally launched the “Gulayan sa Pamahalaan” under the UAP with a […]

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DELIVER-E FORMS KEY PART OF ANTI-HUNGER CAMPAIGN

“Anything and everything that can be shared by our stakeholders is useful in achieving the objectives of our National Food Policy. We see the Deliver-e platform as a crucial contribution that will shape the results of the program.” Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles made the statement during the Deliver-e Goes Live event on Monday, December 14, […]

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‘ZERO HUNGER,’ NIA LAUNCH EPAHP IN CALABARZON

Malacañang’s Task Force on Zero Hunger and the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) jointly launched the Enhanced Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty (EPAHP) program in the Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon) during a virtual event at the NIA Region IV-A Training Center in Laguna last November 4, 2020.Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, who also chairs […]

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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 […]