ASF still spreading; 200,000 pigs culled

Karl Ocampo - Philippine Daily Inquirer 02/01/2020

Despite intensified efforts to contain the spread of the African swine fever (ASF) virus, the Department of Agriculture (DA) reported that the hog-borne disease has continued spreading in several parts of Luzon, bringing the total number of…

DA offers interest free financing, incubation programs for startup agripreneurs to promote farming among Filipino youth

Irene R. Sino Cruz 01/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) is offering a zero-interest financial program for those who plan to venture into agriculture and agribusiness. Agriculture Secretary William Dar said that the facility aims to promote agribusiness…

DA-7: Taal eruption won’t affect supply of agricultural products in Cebu

Futch Anthony Inso 01/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The supply of agricultural products, such as fruits, vegetables and livestock, in Cebu will not be affected with the eruption and emission of ash plumes of Taal Volcano in Batangas in Luzon. Earlier,…

Round fruits for New Year’s eve dinner? Go local, DA urges

Karl Ocampo - Philippine Daily Inquirer 12/29/2019

Instead of imported apples, oranges or grapes, why not buy homegrown lanzones, siniguelas, santol, dalandan, bignay or coconut to grace the dining table for the New Year? One can also consider indigenous fruits, such as anang (Diospyros…

DA-7: Rice farmers in Central Visayas may not qualify for P5K cash aid

Futch Anthony Inso 12/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Rice farmers in Central Visayas may not be qualified to receive the P5,000 financial assistance from the Department of Agriculture (DA). The cash assistance was intended for small rice farmers, who were mostly…

DA: 14 of 20 blood samples positive for African Swine Fever

Krissy Aguilar - INQUIRER.net 09/09/2019

MANILA, Philippines – Fourteen out of 20 blood samples from sick pigs that eventually died in local piggeries tested positive of African Swine Fever, the Department of Agriculture (DA) announced Monday. The blood samples were sent to…

DA: Rice farmers can avail of P15K loan assistance

09/03/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Rice farmers can now avail of a P15,000 loan assistance from government after the drop in local palay prices as an effect of the Rice Tariffication law. Department of Agriculture Secretary William Dar on…

Garcia creates Provincial African Swine Fever Task Force to monitor airport, over 100 seaports in Cebu

Irene R. Sino Cruz 08/21/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on Wednesday, August 21, directed the Provincial African Swine  Fever Task Force (PASFTF) to implement strict monitoring of the over 100 seaports here and the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) to…

DA says no outbreak of African swine fever in Philippines

08/21/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) said Wednesday there is no outbreak of African swine fever in the country, after confirming that there have been incidents of hog mortality in some areas. In a press…

DA-7 urges farmers to be vigilant vs armyworms attack

Irene R. Sino Cruz 02/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Central Visayas has warned farmers of possible attacks of armyworms on their crops. Wilberto Castillo, chief of the Integrated Laboratory Division (ILD) and a crop protection specialist…

First farm school in Central Visayas to open in June in Balamban

Irene R. Sino Cruz 02/12/2019

CEBU CITY — The advocacy to promote farming among the youth receives a boost with the opening of a farm school in the municipality of Balamban in June this year. In its post on Facebook, the Department…

Hog raisers assured: Strict measures done to prevent swine fever’s entry in CV

Irene R. Sino Cruz 01/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Hog raisers have no cause for alarm over possible entry of the African swine fever (ASF) in Central Visayas, the Department of Agriculture said in a statement posted on its Facebook account. However,…

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