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AGRICULTURE

N. Cotabato to put up checkpoints to preveny spread of avian

KIDAPAWAN CITY -- A member of the provincial council in North Cotabato has strongly recommended the setting up of animal quarantine checkpoints in at least seven entry points of the province to prevent the spread of avian influenza virus.Cotabato 3rddistrict board member Socrates Pinol said the quarantine stations will ensure the growing poultry industry in the province won’t be affected by the virus, which first hit Pampanga, months ago.Checkpoints would be set up along Tulunan, Cotabato to Datu Paglas, Maguindanao road Makilala, Cotabato and Barangay Kinuskusan, Bansalan in Davao del Sur

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Filipinos show preparedness in handling bird flu outbreak

The dreaded Avian Influenza, Type A Sub-Type H5, is now confirmed to be the cause of the deaths of about 37,000 fowls, mostly layer chicken, in San Luis, Pampanga.The AI that hit the country for the first time has been reported to be the strain that is not transmitted from chicken to humans.Although samples for confirmatory tests were sent to Australia, none of the farm workers and residents of San Luis living near the area where the outbreak was recorded since April of this year have not shown any signs of illness.The Bureau of Animal Industry has declared a quarantine zone within a one ki

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ARMM tops regional fisheries production in 2016

COTABATO CITY– The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) is the top fish-producing region in the country in 2016, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.Based on the 2016 Fisheries Situationer released by the PSA, the region produced 824,314.52 metric tons of fisheries products in 2016. The region’s production accounts for 18.93% of the country’s total production at 4,354,472.61 metric tons in 2016.

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Agri chief distributes P215.5-M worth of farm equipment to Region 12 farmers, fishers

TUPI, South Cotabato -- Agriculture Sec. Emmanuel Piñoltoday awarded more thanP215.5-M worth of farm equipment and facilities to farmer groups and local governments of SOCCSKSARGEN region.Piñolwas accompanied by DA-12 Regional Executive Director Mila Casis and other regional agriculture officials in the distribution of pre and post harvest facilities to farmers groups and fisher folks. Photo below shows local official receiving certificate of donations from DA Sec. Manny Pinol.

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DA regional offices ordered to conduct regular seminars

Following the enthusiastic response of farmers and ordinary housewives to the training on Onion and Garlic farming conducted by the Agriculture Department in Davao City Friday, I have directed all Agriculture and Fisheries Regional Offices to regularly conduct trainings in all provinces.The trainings, lectures and actual demonstration must be conducted in all provinces all over the country.These would include the followingand- Garlic and Onion Farming in areas where these products as suitable- Coffee and Cacao Growing, Harvesting and Processing- Vegetable and Mushroom Farming and Marketing-

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Seaweed farmers struggle as the seaweed industry grows

BONGAO, Tawi-Tawi– Residents of this southernmost province depend largely on fishing and seaweed farming as sources of livelihood. These fishermen and farmers from Tausug and Sama tribes rely daily on the blessings of the sea. Tawi-Tawi is one of the five provinces under the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).The vast area of water within the jurisdiction of the ARMM is home to many high-value species of aquatic flora and fauna such as grouper, tuna, various types of seaweeds, and many other marine products.

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DA rolls out P25.9-M projects to Midsayap town

MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato --The
Department of Agriculture (DA) is bringing the government closer to farming and
fishing communities in the countryside as the agency awarded P25.9-million
worth of interventions to farmers and fisherfolks here.Agriculture
Secretary Emmanuel Piñol led the distribution, together with top DA officials,
to the local government unit of Midsayap, farmers’ associations, and fishing
communities in the town.

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DA-12 eyes more awards in this year's Gawad Saka

KORONADAL CITY -The Department of Agriculture 12 hopes to bring home more accolades at the annual DA-led Gawad Saka Awards this year.Engr. Milagros Casis, regional executive director of DA 12, disclosed today that the regional office had endorsed ten entries from Soccsksargen in this year’s edition of the prestigious national tilt.

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In Banisilan, N. Cotabato, rivers, creeks, seeded with tilapia fingerlings

The national inland fisheries program called Balik Sigla sa Ilog at Lawa or Project BASIL had a virtual soft-launching in the interior town of Banisilan in North Cotabato yesterday when 25,000 Tilapia fingerlings were seeded in the creeks and rivers of the municipality.The 25,000 fingerlings, provided by Director Usop Pendaliday of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) hatchery in the University of Southern Mindanao (USM) in Kabacan, will be part of 100,000 fingerlings which will be seeded in the rivers and creeks of Banisilan.Banisilan, the venue of a Biyaheng Bukid Farmers

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Duterte directs DAF to hasten mechanisation

President Rody Duterte has directed the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) to hasten the farm mechanisation in the country and promised sufficient funds to support the program.During the Rice Harvest Festival in Tabacao, Talavera, Nueva Ecija, the President was shown the efficiency of the Combined Rice Harvester/Thresher which could harvest three hectares of paddy rice in one day.Seeing the impressive performance of the Harvester/Thresher, President Duterte asked me how many units of the harvesters have been distributed to farmers' groups by the department.When I told him that t

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