Posts Tagged Department of Agriculture

DA, NIA to conduct cloudseeding ops in Central Luzon to stem dipping Pantabangan Dam water

Robie de Guzman   •   September 9, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) are planning to conduct cloudseeding operations in Central Luzon to address the declining water level in...

Davao City named Philippines’ cacao capital

Robie de Guzman   •   September 8, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) has officially recognized Davao City as the cacao capital of the Philippines. Agriculture Secretary William Dar led the ceremony for the declaration...

DA-CAR to sell 5,000 kilos of Benguet cabbage amid price drop

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 17, 2020

The Department of Agriculture-Cordillera (DA-CAR) has begun selling 5,000 cabbages weekly to Metro Manila and other markets in Luzon amid the price drop in Benguet. DA-CAR OIC-director Cameron Odsey said...

DA takes on challenge to achieve 2% growth in agriculture

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 6, 2020

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is taking on the challenge to exert all efforts to enable the country’s agriculture sector to grow by at least 2 percent (2%) per year....

DA-BAI assures no broilers affected by bird flu in Pampanga

Marje Pelayo   •   July 30, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) through the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) reported a confirmed case of bird flu or a highly-pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) strain, specifically...

Agriculture Dept. wants bigger budget for 2021

Robie de Guzman   •   July 10, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture is proposing a P284.4 billion budget for 2021, more than thrice its current budget of P79.9 billion, to fund its programs. Agriculture Secretary...

Senate to probe DA’s procurement of alleged overpriced fertilizer

Marje Pelayo   •   June 16, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) has released a P5-B budget for the procurement of fertilizer to be distributed to local farmers under the Bayanihan to Heal as...

DA to use satellite imaging on farms to improve crop insurance

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 9, 2020

The Department of Agriculture (DA) seeks to launch a program that would use satellite technology to improve crop insurance in the country. Based on a Memorandum of Agreement signed on...

PH has enough rice supply for entire year – DA

Robie de Guzman   •   May 13, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) has reassured the public that the country’s rice supply remains sufficient for the entire year “with a comfortable level of inventory.” “Going...

LGUs buy over P1.58-B worth of farm and fishery products amid ECQ — DA

Robie de Guzman   •   May 8, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) has reported that local government units have bought more than P1.58 billion worth of farmers’ and fisherfolks’ produce since the enhanced community...

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