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    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

    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

    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

    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

    Agreement to address anti-competitiveness practices, signed

    Agriculture Secretary William Dar and Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) Chair Arsenio Balisacan signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Department of Agriculture and PCC to protect local agriculture and food on October 1, 2019. Agriculture

    DA intensifies foreign relation with US

    Agriculture Secretary William Dar expressed his appreciation to the government of the United States (US) for allowing the shipment of young coconuts to the US, stressing that the Department of Agriculture (DA) is set on establishing more market opportunities for Filipino coconut farmers. Agriculture

    DA, DTI, swine industry players discuss arrangement amid ASF concern

    “We have to arrive at a win-win arrangement,” Agriculture Secretary William Dar said before Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez and the members of the Philippine Association of Meat Processors, Inc. (PAMPI) and hog raisers’ groups, during a dialogue held on October 9, 2019 in Manila. 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

    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 holds agri info caravan and forum in Guimaras

    Around 150 farmers, fishers and animal raisers from five municipalities in Guimaras province attended the Agricultural Information Caravan and Technology Forum organized by the Department of Agriculture (DA) Western Visayas on Sept. 27. Agriculture

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