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DA, PRIVATE SECTOR INK URBAN AGRI DEAL

The Department of Agriculture (DA) entered into a partnership between three private entities to scale up the implementation of the Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture Program in the country. The agreement encourages sustainable crop production, through the establishment of more community gardens; and pushes for safe, available, accessible, and affordable foods to households and communities. During […]

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DA’S MAIN OFFICE UNVEILS ‘EDIBLE LANDSCAPE’ – DAR

In support to the urban agriculture promotion of the Department of Agriculture (DA), the Institute of Crop Science, College of Agriculture and Food Science of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) turned over the “Hardin ng Kalusugan at Pagkain”, an initiative under its Edible Landscaping (EL) project: Magtanim ng Gulay Para sa Isang […]

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BASECO SOON A MODEL SITE FOR COMMUNITY REHAB – VILLAR

Residents of the Baseco Compound in Tondo, Manila are now benefitting from several projects being implemented by Senator Cynthia Villar as it provides them food security and creates livelihood opportunities and jobs while maintaining a clean environment. Villar, known for providing jobs and means of income, has built livelihood projects in the poor community of […]

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DAR TO LGUS: PROMOTE ‘GREEN’ BUILDINGS, VILLAGES

As part of its continuing efforts to promote urban agriculture amid the pandemic, the Department of Agriculture (DA) encourages residents and building owners to transform their rooftops and verandas into vegetable gardens. “When applicable, let’s transform rooftops and verandas, in addition to vacant lots, into vegetable gardens that could provide our families with a steady […]

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NOGRALES: URBAN GARDENING CAN BOOST FOOD SECURITY

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, speaking at a gathering of government-led vegetable and planting advocates, said that urban gardening can help achieve food security and provide solutions to the increase in prices of food items. Nograles attended the Buhay sa Gulay Project Harvest Festival last February 18, 2021 as part of the national government’s coordination efforts […]

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SUGBUSOG PROGRAM OFFERS HOPE – GARCIA

Jesus Cortes now has a more compelling reason to expand his container vegetable garden. After winning the prize money of around P26,000, Cortes is now keen in growing a bigger garden at his house. He was one of the winners of the Cebu provincial government’s SugBusog (Sugbuanong Busog, Luwas ug Himsog), a food security program […]

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URBAN AGRICULTURE WILL ADDRESS FOOD SUFFICIENCY – VILLAR

Urban agriculture is a viable intervention to make poor households and communities healthier and more food sufficient, Senator Cynthia Villar said. Villar, who is the chairperson of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, notes how the spiraling prices of food and other commodities have made life more difficult for families in poor urban communities. […]