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DA sends NorCot farmers to Papua New Guinea to start demo farm

KIDAPAWAN CITY – At least 22 farmers from North Cotabato would be sent to Papua New Guinea (PNG) to work in the 100-hectare rice demonstration farm that will soon rise once the Duterte administration inks a final deal with the PNG government, Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol said.The farmers, Pinol said, would come from his hometown in M’lang, North Cotabato.


Agri chief’s latest 'Biyaheng Bukid' lands in Kiamba, Sarangani

KIAMBA, Sarangani- Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Piñol never

In his latest edition of Biyaheng
Bukid , the agriculture chief of the Department of Agriculture (DA) docked
in Kiamba, Sarangani and brought government projects.

This affair was also in line with the celebration of the town’s Farmers’
Day for its 14th Timpuyog Festival and 70th Foundation


Maguindanao opens Halal hatchery, dressing plant

BULUAN,Maguindanao - A modern Halal hatchery and poultry dressing plant was inaugurated in simple ceremonies yesterday in Buluan, Maguindanao, marking another positive development in a province whose name was synonymous to conflict and bloodshed years back.Maguindanao Governor Esmael Mangudadatu, whose wife and siblings were among those who were killed in the infamous Maguindanao Massacre in November 2008, said that the project is expected to provide livelihood and income to hundreds of poor Muslim families through a growership program.The hatchery will initially produce 60,000 broiler chi


No rice shortage! Q1 rice buffer stocks supply at 5.8-M metric tons good for 96 days

The scare tactics will not stand a chance against statistics.Contrary to reports that there is a looming rice shortage because the Natonal Food Authority (NFA) has not brought in imported rice, there is actually a huge inventory of locally harvested rice.The Department of Agriculture's Field Operations head Undersecretary Ariel Cayanan said the estimated buffer stocks by the end of the First Quarter of 2018 is placed at 3-Million Metric Tons which would be enough to supply the daily consumption of 31,450 Metric Tons per day for 96 days.The 96-day buffer stock is one of the biggest rice inv


DA-12 grants new farming system to Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY – Farmers in Cotabato City are expected to
increase productivity with the coming of urban farming technology from the
Department of Agriculture.

The hydrophonics and aquaphonics farming system were turned
over DA-12 and its partner, Aboitiz Company to the Bangasamoro Development
Agency in Barangay Kalanganan, Cotabato City.

It is a project of DA 12 under the urban agriculture – Pagkain Para
sa Masa program. Under this program, the beneficiaries are trained in urban
farming and they will receive agricultural inputs.


More than 4,000 fisherfolk benefit from ARMM-HDAP projects

COTABATO CITY – More than 4,000 fisher folks in the province of Maguindanao are expected to benefit from several fisheries-based livelihood projects of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) through its Humanitarian and Development Assistance Program (HDAP).Janice Musali, executive director of Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)-ARMM, said residents dependent on fishing from the second district of Maguindanao will be assisted with livelihood projects to help them generate income and improve their living conditions.


Manobo villagers benefit from P4.96-M Kalahi-CIDSS projects in Kalamansig

KALAMANSIG, Sultan Kudarat -- For decades, Manobo farmers in far-flung
mountainous village of Datu Wasay here were left with no choice but to lay their
harvested grains in tattered sacks and tarps to improve its quality with the
absence of solar drier in the place.

More often than not, this practice had resulted in poor quality of their
farm products like coffee, palay and corn and sold it to market at very low


Agri chief disperses aid to NorCot Vinta farmer-victims

KABACAN, North Cotabato -- Quick response.


Parang mayor prosecutes four for dynamite fishing at Moro Gulf

MAGUINDANAO --- A mayor is prosecuting four Iranun fishermen caught using dynamites in a protected fishing site at the Moro Gulf.Mayor Ibrahim Ibay said Monday the four men, relatives Rashid, Milham, Mohajier and Totok, all surnamed Kusain, also yielded components for dynamites when they were arrested last week while setting off an explosive to kill fishes in coral reefs in territorial waters of the municipality of Parang.Ibay, citing police reports, said all four men are residents of Kalanganan area in nearby Cotabato City.Ibay said the protected marine sites in Parang are open to all, but


HDAP-ARMM turns over drying facilities to farmers in Maguindanao

Datu Piang, Maguindanao – The Humanitarian and Development Assistance Program of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (HDAP-ARMM) turned over two units of multi-purpose solar drying pavements, worth P400,000 each, to cooperatives in barangays Poblacion and Dado in Datu Piang on Wednesday, January 10.Sonora Dagadas, municipal agriculture officer of Datu Piang, said the new drying facilities will directly benefit as many as 3,000 farmers not only from this town but from other areas in the province as well. Ang mga drying pavements na ito ay bukas para sa lahat ng farmers.



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