Plans to bring large-scale pantry to Olango mulled

Mary Rose Sagarino 11/22/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Olango Island residents will have a chance to buy bargain-priced food products and goods from a large-scale pantry if the pantry organizers’ plans push through. This is after the organizers announced that the…

How food secure are we?

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 05/18/2021

Ironically, our country’s dogged pursuit of rice self-sufficiency in the name of food security had the reverse undesired result of reducing Filipinos’ food security. This is because our food staple became less and less affordable over the…

PH expands okra exports to South Korea

richbon-quevedo - @inquirerdotnet 05/13/2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines will start exporting okra or lady’s fingers to South Korea, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said. “After the resumption of okra exports to Japan last year, we are opening yet another market…

DA-7 heightens measures vs ASF as disease reaches Region 8

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Stakeholders in Central Visayas involved in producing and manufacturing pork products are advised to brace for stricter measures to protect the region from possible entry of the African Swine Fever (ASF). The Department…

Talisay City mulls calamity loans for farmers

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 11/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Talisay City is mulling the granting of calamity loans to farmers in the mountain barangays through private cooperatives. Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas met with farmers on November 18, 2020, to discuss their…

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…

Rice farmers enjoy high farmgate prices of palay

Irene R. Sino Cruz 05/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The country’s rice farmers are enjoying high farmgate prices of palay during the current dry season. As of April 5, the national average price of dry palay is at P19.91 per kilogram (/kg),…

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…

Hope amid the crisis

Gloria Estenzo Ramos 04/02/2020

    So, this is how it feels to be in a wartime mode — each day of the COVID-19 crisis brings uncertainty coupled with hope that the nightmare will soon end. We offer our condolences and…

DA to act against those who overprice farm, fishery products

Irene R. Sino Cruz 02/07/2020

CEBU CITY—Happy days will soon be over for those who sell farm and fishery products at unreasonably high prices. This after the Department of Agriculture has assured that they will take action against those people. In a…

DA-7 can procure equipment vs ASF without any bidding if…

Futch Anthony Inso 12/24/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas (DA-7) can now forego with the bidding process to procure equipment and other items that can be used in controlling the spread of the African…

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