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DA BATS FOR FOOD SECURITY WITH SUPPORTED FARMERS

Following stories on the damage brought about by Typhoon Maring to agricultural production areas in the country, Agriculture Secretary William Dar vowed to continue working on reforms for the Philippine agriculture sector. “Typhoons are our norm, yet we do not have to be so desensitized. We have to fight, foremost, desensitization, complacency, and stubborn traditionalism in […]

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DA BIOTECH CENTER OPENS IN MUÑOZ, NUEVA ECIJA

Agriculture Secretary William Dar led the inauguration of the state-of-the-art Crop Biotechnology Center (CBC) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) that will develop various plant products to help ensure food security and enhance the competitiveness of Philippine agriculture. The facility – located in the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) complex, in the Science City of […]

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DA EXPANDS NBP URBAN AGRI-GARDEN – DAR

To provide hope and livelihood opportunities to persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City, the Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) sealed a partnership to implement the “Bagong Buhay sa Gulay” project, complementing […]

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DA TO BOOST, SUSTAIN CORN, LIVESTOCK YIELDS — DAR

With a record first semester yield of 8.8 million metric tons (MMT) this year, the country expects to harvest an all-time high of 20.4 MMT, topping last year’s bumper crop of 19.4 MMT. “We want to replicate what we did in rice with the rest of the agri-fishery sector, particularly in emerging commodities where we […]

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SAGIP SAKA TO STABILIZE FOOD PRICES – PANGILINAN

With August inflation rate rising to 4.9 percent, the highest since January 2019, Senator Kiko Pangilinan reiterated that his Sagip Saka Act will help stabilize food prices especially amid the pandemic. “Ngayong mataas ang presyo ng mga bilihin, kailangan na nating paigtingin pa ang pagpapatupad ng Sagip Saka Act para makatulong sa pagbaba ng presyo […]

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YOUNG FARMERS CAN END WORLD HUNGER – DAR

Agriculture Secretary William Dar said agriculture offers today’s young generation a chance to make a difference by growing enough food to feed not only the hungry in the Philippines, but also in other countries. Speaking to members of various youth organizations and individuals, Dar emphasized that youth involvement is critical in the current state of […]

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PH TO IMPORT 60,000 MT OF FISH – DAR

To augment current local fish production, maintain sufficient supply, and make it affordable to consumers, particularly in the last quarter of the year (Q4) and in conjunction with the closed fishing season, Agriculture Secretary William Dar has approved the issuance of a Certificate of Necessity to Import (CNI) of 60,000 metric tons (MT). Dar made […]

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VILLAFUERTE: CREATE ‘MEGA FARMS’ FOR FOOD SECURITY

Given the 2.5%-contraction of agriculture in the year’s first semester–the biggest output decline in five years–Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte has called on the Duterte administration to invest bigtime in “mega farms” across the country to attain food security even at this time of the pandemic and finally transform this underperforming yet resources-rich sector into […]

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PH AGRI IS BACK, FOOD SECURITY IS STRONGER – DAR

“After two years of grinding labor and sacrifice, we have made strong and hopeful steps forward,” Secretary William Dar said during his State of the Philippine Agriculture report. Marking his second year at the helm of the Department of Agriculture (DA), Dar reported the achievements of the Philippine agriculture and fisheries sector despite the “perfect […]

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DAR SHARES PH FOOD SECURITY EFFORTS AT UN SUMMIT

Joining fellow agriculture ministers of United Nations (UN) member-countries, Agriculture Secretary William Dar shared virtually the initiatives of the Philippines to transform and attain sustainable food systems, at the UN Food Systems pre-summit, in Rome, Italy. “The Duterte administration has been employing a ‘whole-of-nation’ approach to attain food security, which are in sync with the five […]