POPCOM 7 official: Effective population management, key factor for national agricultural plans

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/28/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A top official of the Commission on Population and Development in Central Visayas (POPCOM-7)  said effective population management is essential to achieving the present national administration’s agriculture and food security plans for the…

DA-7: Central Visayas is ASF-free

Futch Anthony Inso 07/06/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas (DA-7) assures the public that the region remains free of African Swine Fever (ASF). In an advisory issued by DA-7 OIC-Regional Executive Director Joel Elumba, the agency said…

Dept. of Agriculture-7 launches ‘Tabo sa DA’  

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/30/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—The Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas (DA-7) has launched its “Tabo sa DA” in its complex in Barangay Maguikay here on Monday, May 30, 2022. The tabo, which will go on until Thursday, June…

Copy our neighbors

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 04/19/2022

One little piece of advice I have for our government, particularly in steering our agriculture sector toward greater dynamism, is simply to copy our neighbors. Once upon a time, these neighbors were the ones copying us, and…

Fuel subsidy set for agrisector; P3 price hike seen

Dempsey Reyes, Julie M. Aurelio, Karl R. Ocampo 03/05/2022

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is preparing to distribute P500 million in fuel subsidy to farmers and fishers as part of measures to ease the impact of rising oil prices amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The DA…

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),…

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