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BIO-AGRI IS CRUCIAL TO FOOD SUSTAINABILITY – DAR

As the world faces the dilemma of dwindling yield and unproductive lands due to overuse of chemical inputs, key players in bio-agriculture in Asia have joined forces to discuss policy measures and come up with expeditious initiatives toward global food sustainability, with emphasis on environmental protection and biodiversity. Philippines’ Department of Agriculture Secretary William Dar, […]

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STRENGTHEN SUPPORT FOR ORGANIC FARMERS – ANGARA

Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara said government needs to roll out more measures in support of Filipino organic farmers to help the sector survive and deliver on its promises of environmental safety, health benefits and agricultural sustainability. “The government should strengthen support services for farmers who refuse to use chemical-based farm outputs and genetically-modified technologies. This […]

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PASS CHEAPER ORGANIC PRODUCT CERTIFICATION BILL – VILLAR

Saying more Filipinos should be able to afford healthy and safe organic products, Senator Cynthia Villar urged her colleagues in the Senate to pass the bill that will provide for a more affordable system of organic certification. Villar, chairperson of the Committee on Agriculture and Food, sponsored Senate Bill No. 2203 under Committee Report No. […]

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SMALL FARMERS SHOULD HAVE CHEAPER CERTIFICATION COST FOR ORGANIC PRODUCE – VILLAR

Saying more Filipinos should have access to healthy and safe farm products, Senator Cynthia Villar has pushed for a system of organic products certification which small farmers can also afford. During the hearing of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food on bills amending Republic Act 10068 or the Organic Agriculture Act of 2010, Villar […]