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…

5 ‘government informants’ killed in Guihulngan City

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/16/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines –Law enforcers are looking at the possibility of revenge by the New People’s Army (NPA) as motive behind the recent killing of five individuals tagged as “government informants” in Negros Oriental. Police Brigadier…

San Fernando community pantry helps farmers in Mantalongon, Dalaguete

Immae Lachica 04/25/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — A snack bar owner has found a way to share her blessings in this time of the pandemic — share these to the affected farmers in Barangay Mantalongon in Dalaguete town in…

Dalaguete farmers reel as oversupply of cabbage causes prices to plunge

Doris Mae Mondragon 04/20/2021

DALAGUETE, Cebu—The biggest risk for vegetable farming is not just with the weather condition but with the demand and supply situation;  a balance between these two are essential to avoid losses and spoilage. But recently, farmers in…

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