DA: Agri damage due to El Niño nears P6B

Jordeene B. Lagare 05/03/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The ongoing El Niño drought is still causing serious damage to crops and animals nationwide, with losses now exceeding a third of what the Department of Agriculture (DA) reported just a week ago. As of…

DA 8 assures H5N1 case in Leyte immediately contained

Futch Anthony Inso 04/02/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Preemptive actions have been taken by concerned government agencies and private parties to contain the possible outbreak of Avian flu (H5N1 influenza) in Kananga, Leyte, as assured by the Department of Agriculture (DA).…

Danao farmers, fishers get P2M livelihood aid

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 02/25/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two local associations in Danao City received P2 million worth of livelihood projects on Friday, Feb. 23. The turnover was led by the local government of Danao and the Department of Labor and…

Marcos to consider giving rice instead of cash to 4Ps beneficiaries – DA exec

Jean Mangaluz 02/13/2024

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. will seriously consider a suggestion to provide rice, rather than cash, to recipients of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps). Department of Agriculture (DA) Usec. Roger Navarro revealed this in…

DA urges public to eat more eggs to curb oversupply

Melvin Gascon 02/06/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) has asked other agencies to convince people to consume more eggs to address the oversupply in local production that has caused farm-gate prices to go down to as low…

P93B post-harvest facilities needed to stop rice, corn wastage

Jean Mangaluz 01/16/2024

MANILA, Philippines – A total of P93 billion is required to establish adequate post-harvest facilities to prevent the wastage of corn and rice, according to Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr. on Tuesday. Laurel said around 12.7…

DA bans poultry products from France, Belgium due to avian flu cases

Jean Mangaluz 01/09/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Due to the outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in France and Belgium, the Department of Agriculture (DA) has prohibited the importation of poultry products from these countries. In a statement on Tuesday,…

DA eyes SRP on rice as retail prices still over P50 per kg

Jordeene B. Lagare 01/07/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) is looking at the possibility of issuing a suggested retail price (SRP) for rice to temper price fluctuations across the country. But with global prices surging to 15-year highs…

Rice prices to remain expensive amid high global rates — DA

Jordeene B. Lagare 01/05/2024

Rice continues to be sold at over P50 per kilo since November last year, with the Department of Agriculture (DA) stating that due to global market prices remaining high at around $600 per metric ton, a significant…

DA: More onion imports coming to stop ‘absurd’ price hike

Jordeene B. Lagare 12/02/2023

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has allowed the importation of onions to ensure enough supply and avoid a repetition of onion prices absurdly jacking up during the holiday season last year. The Bureau of Plant (BPI) in…

‘Half-cup-rice’ rule may be revived

Jean Mangaluz 11/09/2023

MANILA, Philippines — A bill that seeks to penalize restaurants for refusing to serve half a cup of rice may be revived, according to officials from the Department of Agriculture Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) on Thursday.…

Peasant group questions appointment of fishing tycoon as DA chief

Jane Bautista 11/06/2023

MANILA, Philippines — A peasant group has questioned the appointment of fishing tycoon Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr. as secretary of the Department of Agriculture (DA), saying that President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. should be replaced with an expert…

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