Posts Tagged DA

Hontiveros urges DA to focus on ramping up efforts vs ASF instead of price caps

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 22, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Senator Risa Hontiveros has urged the Department of Agriculture (DA) to focus its efforts on preventing the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) instead of imposing price ceilings. “The...

DA to extend zero-interest loans to market vendors in Metro Manila

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 9, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Monday said it will extend zero-interest loans as operating capital to market vendors’ associations in Metro Manila public markets. “This will enable them...

DA, NIA urged to prioritize recovery of typhoon-hit agri areas to address rising food costs

Robie de Guzman   •   January 26, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday called on concerned government agencies to make “a big push” for the recovery of agriculture “food baskets” that were devastated by calamities...

DA warns penalty vs traders taking advantage of tight pork supply

Robie de Guzman   •   January 26, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar on Tuesday issued a stern warning against traders and wholesalers who “unreasonably” jack up prices of food items, particularly pork....

Sapat na supply ng manok, tiniyak ng DA

Robie de Guzman   •   January 21, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Tiniyak ng Department of Agriculture (DA) na nananatiling sapat ang supply ng manok sa bansa sa kabila ng mga ulat na maraming poultry producer ang nagsara dahil...

DA to import pork in February amid shortage

Aileen Cerrudo   •   January 20, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Agriculture (DA) said they will begin the importation of pork products in February amid supply shortage caused by the African Swine Fever (ASF). DA Spokesperson Asec....

DA, DTI open digital farm-to-market system connecting farmers, consumers

Robie de Guzman   •   December 15, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA), together with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), has launched a digital marketing system that seeks to directly connect food producers...

DA to build cold storage facilities in Pampanga, Batangas, Davao del Sur

Robie de Guzman   •   December 7, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) said it will establish cold storage warehouses equipped with meat-cutting facilities in various areas to aid in the recovery of the country’s...

DA warns vendors violating price freeze on agri-products

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 3, 2020

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has warned against vendors violating the price freeze implemented on agri-products. DA Asec. Kristine Evangelista said high prices on several agri-products including chilis are due...

DA sees Quezon Province as emerging cacao hub in Luzon

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 3, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) sees Quezon Province as an emerging powerhouse for cacao production in the country. According to the agriculture department, cacao farming is being...

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