Philippines

By Leilanie Adriano22 February 2021
The Bacarra Zanjera Irrigators Multi-Purpose Cooperative, one of the largest cooperatives in Ilocos Norte, looks forward to consolidating agriculture and fishery products in the province to supply affordable and accessible goods to consumers in various parts of the country. With a grant of PHP5 million from the Department of Agriculture (DA), a consolidation and trading facility will soon rise… Read more
4 February 2021
Another milestone to the agricultural sector is set to happen on Friday, February 5, as the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) will have an inaugural distribution of certificates of landownership award (CLOAs) to 44 fresh graduates of agriculture-related courses, from the provinces of Cagayan and Palawan, to encourage the youth to engage in farming to keep the country’s food security on… Read more
20 January 2021
The Department of Agriculture (DA) will intensify its soil rejuvenation program nationwide to sustain the increased productivity of rice, corn, vegetables, coconut, fruits, and other major crops. “One of our continuing major challenges is how to increase productivity and reduce the cost of production. And as soil is the foundation of agriculture, we must protect, preserve, and nurture it to… Read more
By Jonathan L. Mayuga24 January 2021
Eyeing 33 of 146 highly urbanized cities as potential project sites for ‘Buhay sa Gulay,’ DAR uses urban farming program to boost food security and incomes of poor households. Amid the continuing threat of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has launched an “aggressive” urban farming program that will convert idle lands into vegetable production plots in highly… Read more
25 January 2021
Agriculture Secretary William Dar highlighted important directions and strategies in continuously making the country’s agriculture and fishery sector, and agribusiness and food systems smart and resilient under the “new normal.” “It is a very important direction to see to it that smart and resilient food systems in the country must be pursued, not only as ‘business-as-usual,’ but… Read more
By Marita Moaje3 January 2021
The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) scaled up urban farming in Manila after its ‘Buhay sa Gulay’ project had its first harvest of fresh vegetables in St. John Bosco Parish in Tondo, Manila on Sunday. DAR Secretary John Castriciones said the ‘harvest festival’ was a result of the national government, the local government, the church, the private sector, and the community coming… Read more
By Minerva Newman17 December 2020
The Department of Agriculture (DA-7) has urged the various local government units (LGUs) in Central Visayas to revisit, update and craft their respective localized Food Security Plan (FSP) to address food accessibility and availability in local communities in a DA-LGU Harmonization of Agricultural Initiatives conference on December 11 held in Balamban Cebu. DA7 Regional Executive Director Atty… Read more
By Catheryn M. Villorente15 December 2020
The Department of Agriculture (DA), through the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), has partnered with four barangays in Caloocan and Quezon cities for the establishment of “Greenhouse Village” in support to the urban agriculture initiative of the “Plant, Plant, Plant” Program. Key ATI officials signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with representatives from barangays 179 and 180… Read more
By Lade Jean Kabagani9 December 2020
The Task Force Zero Hunger and its partners in the private sector and other non-profit organizations have promised to work together in addressing involuntary hunger and food security in the country under the Pilipinas Kontra Gutom movement. Task Force Zero Hunger chairman and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles recognized the country's challenges on food production, distribution, and accessibility… Read more
17 December 2020
The Department of Agriculture (DA) is ramping up the digitalization of the country’s agriculture sector to push its planned transformation towards the “4th Industrial Revolution.” In his remarks during the go-live launch of the “Deliver-E” online delivery platform for farm goods, Agriculture Secretary William Dar said “online” is the new byword in safeguarding food security in the… Read more
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