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    Agri damage in Iloilo due to Ursula hits P24M

    Typhoon Ursula destroyed millions of pesos worth of agricultural crops in the province of Iloilo. Agriculture

    DA brings more aid to rice farmers as RCEF reaches 36% obligation

    On top of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) and the Expanded Survival and Recovery Assistance Program for Rice Farmers (SURE Aid), the Department of Agriculture (DA) continues to seek other ways to lessen the burden of rice farmers. Agriculture

    Agri chief optimistic of positive growth in food production sector

    Despite facing many challenges since his first day in office, Agriculture Secretary William Dar is positive that the agriculture sector will attain a 2.5-3 percent production increase for the last quarter of the year. Agriculture

    DA chief eyes 2.5-3% Q4 2019 agri growth

    The Philippines’ agriculture sector is set to post a robust growth of at least 2.5% in the last three months of 2019, despite natural and man-made challenges. Agriculture

    Rice farmers in Iloilo to get P5K cash aid

    Rice farmers in the province of Iloilo affected by the decrease in prices of palay or unhusked rice will receive financial assistance from the Department of Agriculture (DA). Agriculture

    WV stakeholders celebrate National Rice Awareness Month

    Farmers, consumers, and students of Western Visayas celebrate the National Rice Awareness Month this year with the theme “Buy Local. Eat Local. Support Our Rice Farmers” during the ‘Have A Rice Day’ event held on Nov. 5 to 6 in Iloilo City. Agriculture

    DA-ACPC releases initial Php180-M RCEF to Landbank

    Cash-strapped palay farmers can now breathe a huge sigh of relief after the Department of Agriculture (DA), through the Agriculture Credit Policy Council (ACPC), released an initial P180 million from the Php1 billion credit component of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF). Agriculture

    Better coordination among agencies to boost agri employment

    Smart policy responses and better coordination among government agencies will help curb employment losses in the agricultural sector, a National Economic and Development Authority study said. Agriculture

    More provinces commit to direct palay purchases, marketing

    More local government units have committed their support to embattled rice farmers as average farmgate price of palay (unhusked rice) slid further to a new eight-year low. Agriculture

    DA, Land Bank distribute P12.8-M SURE Aid to WV rice farmers

    The Department of Agriculture (DA-6) and the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) simultaneously distributed P12, 810, 000.00 worth of loan under the Expanded Survival and Recovery Assistance Program (SURE Aid) at Western Visayas Integrated Agricultural Research Center (WESVIARC), Hamungaya, Jaro, Iloilo City, Miagao, Iloilo and in Jordan, Guimaras, October 25. Agriculture