Tuesday Nov, 19 2019 08:29:12 AM


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.


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


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


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


N. Cotabato board member pushes for chicken dressing plant in 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

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.


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.


Rubber farmers to produce motorcycle, tractor tires

The woes of the country's rubber farmers who have suffered from very low prices for their raw rubber will soon be over.By February next year, the Philippine Rubber Farmers' Association (PRFA), a farmers group organized with the support of the Department of Agriculture, will start processing their raw rubber into motorcycle and small tractor tires under the proposed brand name Pilipinas Agila Tires.


Smaller, efficient systems needed to fill up food need

On Saturday, Oct.


ARMM farmers meet students ‘preach by example’

FARMERS have brought in fresh vegetables, fruits and organic rice at low price tags on the third and last Organic Agriculture Congress of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) here on Friday.Regional Secretary Alexander Alonto Jr.


Gov't nabbed rice hoarders, 40,000 bags of rice seized

Two Iligan City-based rice traders, one of them a Taiwanese national, were arrested yesterday by a composite government team for alleged hoarding of 40,000 bags of rice and charged with hoarding, involvement in cartel operations and profiteering.National Food Authority (NFA) Acting Administrator Tomas Escarez said the rice stocks of businessmen Sonia C. Payan, a Filipino-Chinese and Jhonny D.



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