Posts Tagged Department of Agriculture

DA to review Rice Tariffication law as Phl ranks as world’s biggest rice importer

Maris Federez   •   November 12, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – A United States agency report reveals that the Philippines has become the world’s biggest importer of rice, just months after the rice tariffication bill was enacted. The...

Earthquake damage, losses in Mindanao agriculture reach P13M

Marje Pelayo   •   November 7, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) has noted the extent of damage that the recent earthquakes have caused to agriculture in North Cotabato and Davao del Sur. Based...

Confiscation of meat products found positive of ASF did not follow protocol – DA

Maris Federez   •   October 25, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) called out the Provincial Veterinary Office in Oriental Mindoro for failing to observe protocol in confiscating meat products that were found to...

Agri dept. appeals to hog raisers, traders anew not to sell ASF-infected hogs

Robie de Guzman   •   October 25, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) appealed to local hog raisers and traders anew not to sell pigs and processed pork meat products that are infected with African...

Lost revenue of farmers due to lowering price of palay reaches P50-B – farmers group

Maris Federez   •   October 22, 2019

The amount of losses that rice farmers have incurred has reached P50-Billion, based on the computation of the Federation of Free Farmers (FFF). In a phone-patch interview, FFF’s national manager...

DA increases indemnity payment for pigs culled due to ASF to P5,000

Marje Pelayo   •   October 14, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Hog raisers affected by the African Swine Fever (ASF) will now get P5,000 for each pig culled within the one-kilometer radius from ground zero where the deadly...

DOF coordinates with other gov’t agencies for full TradeNet rollout

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 7, 2019

The Department of Finance (DOF) is coordinating with the Department of Information Communications Technology (DICT) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) for the full TradeNet rollout. TradeNet.gov.ph  will simplify import...

DA shells out initial P60M for hog raisers affected by ASF

Marje Pelayo   •   September 25, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) has allotted an initial amount of P60M to fund a loan program for hog raisers affected by the African Swine Fever (ASF)...

DA to utilize Quick Response Fund to compensate ASF-affected hog raisers

Marje Pelayo   •   September 24, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) has decided to utilize its P1-billion Quick Response Fund (QRF) to compensate hog raisers whose pigs were infected by the African Swine...

DA to double tariffs on imported rice to aid local farmers

Marje Pelayo   •   September 21, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Agriculture Secretary William Dar announced on Friday (September 20) that the Department of Agriculture (DA) will impose double tariff on imported rice effective end of this month....

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