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    Agri sector seen to remain resilient with more financing boost

    The agriculture sector is expected to remain resilient with increased access to financing despite the contraction of its share in domestic output in the second quarter of 2021 and the impact of weather-related disturbances. Agriculture

    P5K cash aid up for 1.56M small rice farmers: DA chief

    Some 1.56 million Filipino rice farmers will receive P5,000 grant each before Christmas from excess rice tariffs, Department of Agriculture Secretary William Dar announced on October 12. Agriculture

    Over 3K Ilonggo rice farmers finish school-on-air on smart rice agriculture

    Some 3,969 rice farmers from 37 municipalities in Iloilo have completed the six-month-long Unified School-On-Air on Smart Rice Agriculture (SOA-SRA) organized by the Department of Agriculture (DA-6) and DA-Agricultural Training Institute. Agriculture

    DA distributes over 8K native chickens to WV farmers

    The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Western Visayas has distributed 8,105 heads of native chicken to farmers associations, cooperatives, and individual farmers in the region under its Livestock and Poultry Livelihood Assistance Program as of the third quarter of this year. Agriculture

    DA-6 projects 39 percent hike in wet season palay production

    The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Western Visayas is projecting a 39 percent increase in palay production volume this wet cropping season or at least 1.2 million metric tons of palay production compared to 865,923 metric tons of actual harvest last year. Agriculture

    Recoter calls on LCEs to strictly monitor prices of live hogs, pork products

    Engineer Remelyn Recoter, Department of Agriculture (DA-6) executive director, has called on local chief executives (LCEs) around Panay Island to strictly monitor the prices of live swine and pork products to prevent profiteering. Agriculture

    DA allots P300-M fund for lending to hog raisers in ASF-free areas

    The Department of Agriculture (DA) through its Agricultural Credit Policy Council (ACPC) has allotted additional fund for lending to backyard and semi-commercial raisers in areas free from the African Swine Fever (ASF) including Western Visayas. Agriculture

    Western Visayas sustains high rice self-sufficiency rate amid pandemic

    Western Visayas was able to sustain its high rice self-sufficiency rate in the first six months of 2021 amid the threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Agriculture

    Jolina leaves P7.4 million damage to agriculture

    A total of P7,456,937 worth of agricultural products and livestock were damaged by Typhoon Jolina, according to the Department of Agriculture (DA-6). Agriculture

    DA to focus more on high-value commodities, following success in rice

    With a record first semester yield of 8.8 million metric tons (MMT) this year, the country expects to harvest an all-time high of 20.4 MMT, topping last year’s bumper crop of 19.4 MMT. Agriculture

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