DA-7 distributes aid to farmer groups in Bohol

Futch Anthony Inso 02/01/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines– The Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas (DA-7) has distributed animal feeds to different farmer groups in Bohol. Around 37 hog raisers associations benefited from the program. DA-7 has distributed 231 sacks of animal…

Crying over onions

Anna Cristina Tuazon - @inquirerdotnet 01/19/2023

When does an economic issue turn into a mental health issue? The world of mental health is quite expansive. It interacts with practically every facet of our lives. The moment something affects the way we think and…

Farmers urged to register to agriculture registry to avail of DA program benefits

Futch Anthony Inso 12/11/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — A farmer from Bantayan town in northern Cebu has encouraged other farmers to register to the Registry System for Basic Sector in Agriculture (RSBSA) so that they can avail of the benefits of…

Govern agriculture right

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 09/27/2022

No doubt, agriculture now deserves top attention among the three economic sectors, over industry (mostly manufacturing) and services (with its mix of low- and high-value activities). The global food crisis that COVID-19 and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine…

Fuel discount cards released to 971 farmers, fishers in Cebu – DA-7

Futch Anthony Inso 07/29/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas (DA-7) has distributed on Friday, July 29, 2022, fuel discount cards to 971 farmer and fisherfolk beneficiaries from different local government units (LGUs) in Cebu. The…

Myths and misconceptions

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 06/21/2022

Albay Rep. Joey Salceda, a substantive politician I’ve long admired, spoke recently at the University of the Philippines Los Baños on “a new framework for food security and agricultural development,” and had interesting insights worth sharing. I…

Rice farmers in region to receive financial assistance from DA

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/31/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Rice farmers in the region will receive financial assistance from the Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas (DA-7) next month. DA-7 OIC Director Joel Elumba said about 93,000 farmers in the region will…

Tugbong Tabo returns to Cebu City’s Plaza Sugbo

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/31/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The weekly Tugbong Tabo at the Plaza Sugbo in Cebu City has returned after two years hiatus due to the pandemic.  The Tugbong Tabo is a weekly farmer’s market directly sourced from and…

DA-7 distributes cash subsidy to Toledo City, Pinamungajan farmers

Futch Anthony Sinso 01/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Farmers from the City of Toledo and the municipality of Pinamungajan have received P5,000 financial assistance from the Department of Agriculture (DA)-7 on Monday, January 10, 2021. A total of P2.8 million were…

Odette leaves P3.3B agri damage in Central Visayas…and counting

Mary Rose Sagarino 01/06/2022

  MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The damage to agriculture brought by super typhoon Odette in Central Visayas has now reached P3.3 billion. Joel Elumba, Executive Director of the Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas (DA-7), said this…

Cabbage farmers in Cebu brace for the rainy season

Doris Mondragon - Content Specialist 05/30/2021

DALAGUETE, Cebu—As early as 4 o’clock in the morning, this 39-year-old farmer and mother of four, is already preparing for breakfast. Everyday, except on Sundays,  Vicenta “Bising” De Luna walks for about 2 hours to reach to…

Appeal to Cebu City gov’t: Reopen farmer’s market

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Around 56 farmers in Cebu City uplands is sincerely appealing to Mayor Edgardo Labella to reopen the farmers’ market or “tabo” at Plaza Sugbo with the overproduction of vegetables this season. City Agriculuture…

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