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    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

    DA Secretary calls for developmental food safety measures

    “Food safety is cross-cutting major concerns in ensuring food and nutrition in every Filipino including farmers,” Agriculture Secretary William Dar stressed during the opening ceremonies of the Food Safety Week on October 21, 2019. 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

    P91.98-M credit assistance for smallholder rice farmers released

    The Department of Agriculture (DA), through the Agricultural Credit Policy Council (ACPC); and the Land Bank of the Philippines (LandBank), released P91.98M as new loans for smallholder farmers to boost their competitiveness in rice production. 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

    Dar creates enforcement unit to address unlawful trade in agri-fishery products

    To protect unlawful trade and dealings of agriculture and fisheries products, Agriculture Secretary William Dar created the Compliance and Regulatory Enforcement for Security and Trade Office (CREST-O), a unified and integrated regulatory enforcement unit that is directly under his supervision and control. Agriculture

    380 coffee farmers graduated from DA's School on the Air

    A total of 380 coffee farmers in the provinces of Iloilo and Guimaras graduated from the Department of Agriculture's (DA-6) "School on the Air" (SOA) on coffee production on Tuesday, Oct. 15 Agriculture

    DA, Corteva Agriscience partner for farm academies

    The Department of Agriculture (DA) and Corteva Agriscience signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the establishment of farming academies in identified low-yielding rice and corn municipalities on October 11, 2019. Agriculture

    DA forges ties with seed growers coops to rollout distribution of rice seeds under RCEF

    Agriculture Secretary William Dar signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with top Seed Growers’ Associations and Cooperatives in the country to ensure the supply of high-quality inbred rice seeds under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Seed Program on October 1, 2019. Agriculture