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AGRICULTURE

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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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.

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

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

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
Anniversary.

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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

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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

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