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‘WE WILL RICE PROGRAM’ TO AID QUEZON FARMERS – DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) led by Secretary William Dar, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to solidify the implementation of the “We Will Rice Program” among the Yovel East Research and Development, Inc. and the Yakap at Halik Multi-Purpose Cooperative Quezon 1 (YHMPCQ1). The said program, which was launched by Yovel East, adheres to […]

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DA READY TO ASSIST MARCOS AS NEXT AGRI CHIEF

Following the announcement of President-elect Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. to temporarily lead the Department of Agriculture (DA), Agriculture Secretary William Dar said he and the entire OneDA Family are more than willing to brief and assist him attain food security and food sovereignty amid the impending food crisis.  “We welcome the decision of President-elect Ferdinand R. […]

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DA PILOTS DRIP IRRIGATION TECHNOLOGY IN PAMPANGA

As part of the efforts to modernize the farm systems adapted in production areas, the government is investing in irrigation technologies to increase rice production and attain sufficiency in the near term.     Agriculture Secretary William Dar visited the Rice-Based Drip Irrigation Fertigation Showcase at the Pampanga State Agricultural University (PSAU). “Drip irrigation is an […]

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DA DEVELOPS CHEAPER FEEDS FOR BANGUS, TILAPIA

To alleviate the increasing production cost of aquaculture, the Department of Agriculture (DA), through the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (NFRDI) and the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center-Aquaculture Division (SEAFDEC-AQD), initiated the development of an efficient, sustainable, and low-cost feeds for milkfish and tilapia. The new formulated feed, developed by Dr. Roger Edward Mamauag […]

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PH OPENS TRANSBOUNDARY ANIMAL DISEASES CENTER

Agriculture Secretary William Dar led the inauguration of the country’s first Center for Transboundary Animal Diseases (CenTrAD) at Central Luzon State University (CLSU) in Munoz, Nueva Ecija. CenTrAD, a joint project between the Department of Agriculture (DA) through its Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) and CLSU, will break new ground in the emergency management of […]

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DA LAUNCHES BINHI NG PAG-ASA PROGRAM – DAR

The Department of Agriculture through the Agricultural Training Institute (DA-ATI), in partnership with the Office of Senator Grace Poe, expanded its program for young farmers and fishers through the launching of the “Binhi ng Pag-asa Program (BPP).” The BPP, which kicked off in 2017, aims to empower young people to become competent agripreneurs and agricultural […]

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DA ASKS CANADA: MAINTAIN WHEAT SUPPLY TO PH

Agriculture Secretary William Dar and Canadian Ambassador Peter MacArthur met to celebrate the growing bilateral relations between Canada and the Philippines in the food and agriculture sectors. In 2021, Canada became the Philippines’ 15th agri-fisheries trade partner, sharing 40% bilateral trade in agriculture and fisheries. Top agriculture exports to Canada include desiccated coconut, bread and […]

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DA TO AUGMENT PH FISH SUPPLY – DAR

Based on the report of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) that the country would have a fish deficit of 90,000 metric tons (MT) for the rest of the year, the Department of Agriculture (DA) extended the validity of the 38,695 MT that represent the unused balance of the previous permit for 60,000 […]

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STATE SCHOOLS GET P446M FOR AGRI RESEARCH – DAR

To scale up agricultural production, the Department of Agriculture (DA), through its Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR), has allocated an average of P446 million yearly to state universities and colleges (SUCs) to support their research for development, technology commercialization, research facilities, and scholarships starting 2017. “This is not the first time we are doing this, […]

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PH, KOREA TO BOOST FISHERY EXPORTS – DAR

Agriculture Secretary William Dar and Deputy Director Soo-jin Cho, with Assistant Director Chan-hwei Lee of the Imported Food Inspection Management under the Korea Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) met recently to complete the plans for the Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) on Food Safety of Philippine Exports to Korea. Dar underscored the importance of […]