DA mulls swine multiplier and breeder farms in Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) vowed to provide additional assistance for pig farmers and raisers if it meant ensuring steady supply of pork and live hogs in Cebu. Usec. William Medrano of the…

Poe to DA: Include galunggong in price freeze, punish profiteering

Inquirer.net 01/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Grace Poe on Monday urged the Department of Agriculture (DA) to include galunggong (round scad) in its price freeze, as well as to identify and punish those manipulating prices. Poe issued the call…

PH expects to buy abroad at least 1.69 million MT of rice this year

Karl R. Ocampo 01/09/2021

The country must import at least 1.69 million metric tons (MT) of rice this year to augment supply and secure a sufficient buffer stock, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said. However, the volume of rice imports could…

DA hands P91M worth of aid to Cebu farmers, fishermen

Doris C. Bongcac 12/08/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Qualified farmers and fishermen in Cebu received P91 million worth of aid from the Department of Agriculture (DA) to make sure that are able to produce food for the Cebuanos during the pandemic.…

DA launches new finance program to encourage millennials do agribusiness 

Karl Ocampo - Philippine Daily Inquirer 07/08/2020

MANILA, Philippines — With only a few millennials seeing a future in agriculture, the Department of Agriculture (DA) has launched its first digitized financing program to bridge one gap that hinders the youth from venturing into agribusiness:…

DA to release cash aid to over 64K rice farmers in Bohol, NegOr

Irene R. Sino Cruz 05/07/2020

CEBU City, Philippines—The Department of Agriculture (DA) will soon release the P5,000 cash subsidy for over 64,000 rice farmers in the provinces of Bohol and Negros Oriental. In a statement posted on its Facebook page, DA-7 regional…

Solar-powered irrigation system helps rice farmers in Bohol 

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Despite the enhanced community quarantine, farmers in Carmen, Bohol started planting at their rice fields, encouraged by the newly installed solar-powered irrigation system (SPIS) at the municipality.  Salvador Diputado, region al executive director of the…

Farmers in Bohol, Cebu earn nearly P700,000 during Kadiwa launching

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—A project designed to bring farm products closer to the market in the province of Bohol and Cebu generated almost P700,000 for the participating farmers during the official launching of the Kadiwa ni Ani at…

DA: PH has have enough rice supply to last for 84 days by the end of June

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/16/2020

CEBU CITY—The Philippines will have sufficient supply of rice for 84 days by the end of June, Agriculture Secretary William Dar said. In a press release posted on the Department of Agriculture (DA) website, Dar explained that…

BFAR-7 to ferry fishery products from Pasil to Mandaue City

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Fishery products from the Pasil Landing Center will soon be available to buyers outside Cebu City, specifically in the northern part of Cebu. To address the declining fish trade at the Pasil Landing Center, the…

DA-7 seeks Dino’s help to get P98M ASF testing equipment

Doris C. Bongcac 02/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Central Visayas office of the Department of Agriculture (DA-7) needed P98 million to acquire testing equipment needed to detect the presence of African Swine Fever in the region. Dr. Daniel Ventura Jr.,…

44 rescued Taal horses await adoption

Christine Ang Buban - Philippine Daily Inquirer 02/23/2020

MANILA, Philippines — At the grassy compound of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Lipa, Batangas, 55 horses rescued from Taal Volcano Island were frolicking, grazing, chilling in the shade, or being groomed or checked by veterinarians.…

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