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AGRICULTURE

More farming equipment for Maguindanao from DA central office

MAGUINDANAO --- Malacañang has intensified its bid to empower farmers in Maguindanao province to insulate them from militants hyping poverty as reason to revolt and join their fold.Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said Thursday another farming equipment package had been released to the provincial government of Maguindanao to complement its programs meant to improve the productivity of farmers vulnerable to recruitment by violent religious extremists operating in the fashion of the Islamic State.The package consisted of dozens of water pumps, hand tractors, motorized hand tillers and egg

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Pinol turns over P168-M farm equipment to Region 12 farmers

TUPI, South Cotabato – Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol on Monday distributed about P168 million worth of farm machinery and various post-harvest facilities to farmers’ organizations in Region 12. Speaking during the turn over ceremonies at the Department of Agriculture (DA) Research and Experiment Station in Barangay Bululmala, Tupi, South Cotabato, Pinol emphasized the importance of agricultural activity in the region as his department is looking for rice sufficiency in the next 4 years. We have enough water, sunlight we are so blessed wth our natural resources, Pinol said.

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Record year! PH palay harvest up by 203,000 MT in Q1

The country's rice production increased by 203,000 metric tons in the First Quarter of 2018 compared to the same period last year and the projection is that the total output for this year will be higher than the 2017 production of 19.267-million metric tons which was the highest in the country's history.The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), using data provided by the EAS Sentinel 1A satellite to the Philippine Rice Information System (PRISM), reported that the rice production for the First Quarter of 2018 was at 4,622,979 tons compared to 2017 First Quarter production of 4,419,267 or a

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Bigger PH palay harvest seen in first half of 2018

MANILA--The total harvest area for palay nationwide may widen by nearly 32,000 hectares in the first half of the year from the year-ago level, possibly lifting national rice production by 1.2 percent, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has projected.The PSA sees the country's total palay harvest area reaching 2.13 million hectares for January to June this year, 31,960 hectares or 1.53 percent higher than last year's 2.1 million hectares.Harvest area is the actual area, where a crop like palay was or will be harvested during a reference period, the PSA explained.The statistics agency

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DA launches banner program to help Halal food industry

COTABATO CITY -- A new priority program of the Department of
Agriculture (DA) is set to bolster a specific industry in the country.

The Halal Food Industry Development
Program (HFIDP) was officially launched here on April 2, 2018 as a banner
program of the DA.

The launching of the program was
anchored on Republic Act 10817 otherwise known as the Philippine Halal Export
Development and Promotion Act of 2016.

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Duterte asks govt bank to provide loan access to farmers

ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat -- President Rodrigo Duterte has urged the Land Bank of the Philippines to offer farmers soft loans after handing them their certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOA) here Monday.Speaking after the distribution program, Duterte said the country remains to be basically agriculture and the farmers are the country's front liners in providing food to every Filipinos.

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DA Cotabato embarks on ‘adlay’ production as ‘alternative food crop’

KIDAPAWAN CITY -- The office of the provincial agriculturist (OPA) in North Cotabato has embarked on doing further studies of an old cereal variety, which could replace rice as staple Filipino food.The variety is called, adlay, which the OPA considers as a healthy cereal, and best alternative to rice.

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Ibutigen rice farmers thank DA-Maguindanao for continued assistance

Farmers of Barangay Ibutigen in Sultan Kudarat,
Maguindanao expressed gratitude for the harvest techonoly shared to them the by
Department of Agriculture-Maguindanao in the recent Jollirice Harvest Festival.

The activity was organized by the Sultan Kudarat
Municipal Agriculture Office under Munisipal Agricultural Officer Guiapar
Esmail with assistance from DA-Maguindanao as part of its High Yielding
Technology Adoption project.

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Farmers in 6 Maguindanao towns get UN-FAO aid

COTABATO CITY -- Approximately 3,000 farmers in six towns of Maguindanao received
agricultural input packages from the United Nations Food and Agriculture
Organization (UN-FAO) with the help of Magungaya Mindanao Incorporated (MMI),
its partner non-government organization (NGO).

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300 ARMM hopefuls vie for 30 BFAR scholarship slots

COTABATO CITY -- Examinees in the ARMM who are hoping to become
beneficiaries of the Fisheries Scholarship Program of the Bureau of Fisheries
and Aquatic Resources of the Department of Agriculture are eagerly awaiting the
results of the program’s recruitment examination held simultaneously nationwide
on February 24.

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