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AGRICULTURE

Duterte okeys talks on Israel P44-B loan offer

Buluan, Maguindanao - President Rody Duterte yesterday gave the green light for the start of the initial negotiations between the Department of Agriculture and a major Israeli agro-industrial firm which earlier offered to build 6,200 units of Solar Powered irrigation Systems in the country worth P44-B.The President issued the directive following his talks with Israeli Ambassador Rafael Harpaz last week who briefed him on the interest of several Israel agricultural companies to support the development of Philippine farming.Go ahead.

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Duterte distributes CLOA to Maguindanao farmers

BULUAN,
Maguindanao -– A total of 1,740 hectares
of lands were distributed by President Duterte on Monday to 780 Agrarian Reform
Beneficiaries (ARBs) in ceremonies held at Buluan municipal gymnasium.

The
distribution of Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOAs) was historic since
it was done during the 2nd Inaul Festival, a colorful and vibrant
festival from Februaury 8 to 14. Inaul refers to a hand woven cloth and it
means literally weaved.

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NFA launches aggressive local palay procurement

LIBUNGAN, North Cotabato - The National Food Authority (NFA) has purchased 1-million bags of paddy rice in the first 15 days of the year as the agency started an aggressive procurement program from local farmers.With an initial budget of P7-B, the NFA aims to buy 350,000 metric tons of paddy rice for the first half of 2019.This is equivalent to 227,500 metric tons or 4.450-million bags of rice.With a buying price of P17 per kilo plus an incentive of P3.70 per kilo, the NFA expects to hit the 350,000-metric ton procurement target well ahead of time.The NFA is supported by the Department of A

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New quarantine officers take over NAIA terminals

New Quarantine Officers have taken over the supervision of the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) Quarantine Stations at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.Footbaths were also installed in all entry points of the NAIA as part of the Quarantine Protocols against the spread of the African Swine Fever.BAI Director Dr. Ronnie Domingo reported that the new Quarantine Officers are Dr. Rey Quilang - Terminal 1 Dr. Imer Dante Occeña - Terminal 2 Dr.

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5 high impact projects for agri-fisheries growth

The announcement by the Economic Managers that government will now focus on Agriculture which they said dragged down economic growth is a breath of fresh air for the sector which has long been asking for bigger budget allocation.Without even retrieving documents and recommendations submitted by the Department of Agriculture in the past, I have listed here five major projects to improve food production and reduce poverty in the countryside.1.

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Govt lending program changes lives of people in fishing village

KARIHATAG, MALIMOMO, Surigao del Norte - The government's Easy Access Lending Program (EALP) is changing the lives of poor people in the countryside.In the remote fishing village of Karihatag, the Production Loan Easy Access (PLEA) program of the Department of Agriculture has allowed poor fishermen to buy new fishing boats.Since the program allows them to choose the equipment that they need, the fishermen were able to buy sturdier and better boat engines.The sleek wooden boats are so powerful that some of them fish for Tuna in as far north as Camiguin Island and even the seas off the coast

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DA sees 3.5% growth in 2019 for agriculture, fisheries

Philippine Agriculture is expected to post a positive 2.5% to 3.5% growth in 2019, way above the national target of 2% as the crops and fisheries sectors are projected to perform well with the interventions to be implemented by the government through the Department of Agriculture.The Rice Industry is expected to post a record harvest of 20-million metric tons next year mainly because of the Rice Tariffication Program which assures the rice sector of P10-B additional funding every year.With P10-B, the DA through the PhilMech will provide farmers with machinery and equipment worth P5-B, free

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Gov't seizes 9,000 bags kept in CDO warehouse

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - The National Food Authority (NFA) has cancelled the grains trading licenses of two Iligan City traders who were caught hoarding rice two months ago by a Joint Task Group against rice hoarding formed by President Rody Duterte.NFA Regional Director for Northern Mindanao Diane Silva said Government agents also confiscated the rice stocks estimated over 19,000 bags.Two cargo trucks found in the warehouses of the two traders were also confiscated.Silva said the traders were also fined and banned from engaging in grains trading in perpetuity.The confiscated rice will be sol

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N. Cotabato board member pushes for chicken dressing plant in Midsayap

MIDSAYAP,
North Cotabato – One of the most improved towns in North Cotabato
should have its own broiler chicken industry, a provincial board member on Tuesday
said.

Midsayap
should develop its own broiler industry because of its huge market, North
Cotabato 3rd District Board Member Socrates Pinol said.

He was in
Midsayap as guest speaker of the town’s Sinugba Festival as part of its
foundation anniversary.

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Region 12 wins 3 national Gawad Saka Awards 2018

KORONADAL CITY -- The Department of Agriculture has revealed the national winners for the 2018 installment of Gawad Saka Search.In an official communication sent to DA – Regional Field Office XII, Region XII also known as SOCCSKSARGEN Region claimed three of 20 national awards. Engineer Daniel F. Apostol, this city, is this year’s outstanding high value crops farmer who owns an organic-based farm planted to different plantation crops such as cacao and coconut as well as fruit crops like durian, rambutan and lanzones.Another national winner from the region is Engr. Ernesto Pantua, Jr.

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