Posts Tagged Department of Agriculture

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...

Agriculture dept. opens online marketplace for farmers’ produce

Robie de Guzman   •   May 5, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Tuesday announced it has opened an online marketing platform where agri-producers and farmers can sell their fresh produce to consumers. “Through...

DA eyes transporting pork products from Mindanao to stabilize supply, prices

Robie de Guzman   •   April 30, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) said it is planning to transport surplus pork products in Mindanao to Visayas and Luzon to help stabilize the supply and prices...

DA, TESDA eye more training sessions for farming, urban agri-production

Robie de Guzman   •   April 28, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Tuesday announced it has signed an agreement with the Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) to offer more training sessions...

South Korea donates rice for calamity-stricken families in Cagayan Valley, Mindanao — DA

Robie de Guzman   •   April 28, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Thousands of families heavily affected by natural calamities in Mindanao and Cagayan Valley in 2019 will benefit from the 950 metric tons (MT) of rice donation from...

DA eyes massive planting amid COVID-19 crisis

Marje Pelayo   •   April 16, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture’s ‘Plant…Plant…Plant…Program’ is looking into massive planting across the country. The agency sees the project as very timely, especially now that the country is...

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