Posts Tagged Manny Piñol

PH targets 96% rice self-sufficiency by 2020

Marje Pelayo   •   April 8, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) is eyeing to achieve 96 per cent rice self-sufficiency in the country by the year 2020. Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol said the...

DA intensifies border control amid African Swine Fever scare

Marje Pelayo   •   April 5, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines intensifies its border control against the entry of meat products from Cambodia and other countries that currently declared African swine fever (ASF) outbreak. The World...

Piñol: Cheaper local rice prices not due to increased imported rice supply

Robie de Guzman   •   April 5, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The prices of rice being sold in local markets have noticeably decreased by P2 to P5 a kilogram. In Kamuning Market in Quezon City, a kilogram of...

NFA procures 1.26M sacks of palay from local farmers in Q1

Marje Pelayo   •   April 4, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The National Food Authority (NFA) has increased its procurement of local farmers’ yield in the first quarter of 2019 by 6,149% higher than last year. According to...

DA commissions PH’s first signal 5 typhoon-resilient monolithic dome

Marje Pelayo   •   March 28, 2019

CAGAYAN, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Wednesday (March 27) inaugurated and commissioned the first ever typhoon-resilient monolithic dome in the country. Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol, in his...

PH to export coconut products to Hungary

Marje Pelayo   •   March 27, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine government through the Department of Agriculture (DA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in agriculture with Hungary. The MOU was signed by...

DA to fast track rice importation, works on offering P38/kg of rice

Marje Pelayo   •   October 25, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The bidding on the next phase of rice importation will open next week. Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol wants to make sure that there will be no more...

NFA bans importation of ‘fancy rice’ starting today

admin   •   September 25, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — The National Food Authority Council under the Department of Agriculture (DA) has banned the importation of 5 percent broken milled white rice, also known as “fancy rice”...

Ompong leaves P26-B damage to agriculture

admin   •   September 25, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol confirmed on Monday, September 24, that Typhoon Ompong inflicted P26 billion worth of damages to agriculture. The country’s rice production was the hardest hit...

DA grants P30-M agri aid to over 500 Bukidnon farmers

admin   •   September 14, 2018

Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol led the granting of farming equipment and financial aid to over 500 farmers in Talakag, Bukidnon, Friday, September 14. The Department of Agriculture provided the farmers’...


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