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AGRICULTURE

DA-PRDP convenes local leaders in Region 12

TUPI, South Cotabato- The Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project
(DA-PRDP) expects for a stronger partnership with local government units (LGUs)
in Region 12 after a complementation forum with local chief executives (LCEs)
was conducted on March 28, 2017.

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DA organizes animal auction market in North Cotabato

ALEOSAN, North Cotabato ---With
the joint venture of Department of Agriculture – AgriBusiness and Marketing
Assistance Service (DA- AMAS), Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), its counterpart
in the Department of Agriculture XII and the local government of Aleosan in
North Cotabato, the first ever operational Livestock Oksyon Market (LOM) in
SOCCSKSARGEN was successfully launched Barangay New Panay.The LOM was in operation after the designated staff was identified and all the needed

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ARMM supports 'Rabies-Free Philippines by 2020' campaign

COTABATO CITY– The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), through its Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) and partner agencies, are taking steps to help achieve a rabies-free Philippines by 2020.Rabies is a fatal but preventable disease of dogs and other domesticated animals, which is transmissible to humans through the pets' saliva.The achievement of rabies-free Philippines by 2020 is the country’s goal to support the government’s drive of eliminating rabies-caused human deaths by 2030.The DAF-ARMM has conducted a rabies awareness program on Wednesday, March 8, to students

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DA-PRDP completes fund transfer to SoCot cassava enterprise subproject

KORONADAL CITY - The Polo
Samahang Nayon Multi-Purpose Cooperative (Polo SN MPC) and the
member-cooperatives of the cassava cluster of South Cotabato finally received
the last tranche of the P39-M Production and Marketing of Cassava Granules
Project of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP).

The checks worth
P2.2-Million were the last tranche of the fund transfer from World Bank,
Philippine Government and the Provincial Local Government Unit of South
Cotabato as part of the cassava enterprise subproject.

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BM Pinol launches online Agri wet market as marketing strategy

M’LANG, North
Cotabato – A provincial lawmaker in North Cotabato has invaded the
social media to help his farmer-constituents find market of their agricultural
products.

On Friday,
Board Member Socrates Pinol of North Cotabato’ 3rd District, has soft-launched
a virtual wet market in the worldwide web he dubbed as Mlang Farmers
Market.

A native of
this town and son of a farmer, Pinol designed the page on Facebook as an easy
access for farmers to look for buyers of their agricultural products.

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North Cotabato solon proposes Mechanized Agri Battalion to win war vs. rebellion

KIDAPAWAN CITY -- A local legislator in North Cotabato is urging the Department of Agriculture and the Department of National Defense to collaborate for the establishment of Mechanized Agriculture Battalion (MAB) as the two agencies’ front liners in support to President Duterte’s war on insurgency and separatism.North Cotabato 3rd District Board Member Socrates Pinol said under his proposed MAB, ground forces of the military will be deployed to rebel infested areas to help farmers harvest their crops using rice harvesters, corn sheller, mobile grain harvesters and other state of the art agr

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Lanao vast natural resources finally draw gov’t focal attention

MARAWI CITY – Residents and officials of Lanao del Sur and this city are all praises for the start of unprecedented government focal attention to harness and develop the vast agriculture and aquatic resources in the province and reduce the Maranao region’s high poverty incidence currently recorded at 74.3 percent. This is remarkable, something that we’ve yearned since time immemorial, Lanao del Sur Gov. Bai Soraya Alonto-Adiong told reporters yesterday.Gov.

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Bright Badjao kid hired by DA

TAWI-TAWI - The Department of Agriculture has hired a young Badjao who graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Mindanao State University (MSU) in Tawi-Tawi as consultant to handle the government's livelihood and education program for the country's neglected sea gypsies.Roben Abdellah, an openly gay Badjao who is perhaps the first member of the tribe to earn a very high academic scholastic excellence, will be tasked to monitor the FB Pagbabago program of President Rody Duterte which aims to distribute fiberglass fishing boats to the country's poorest fishing families, especially the tribal groups

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Reaching out to Filipinos living in country's edges

BONGAO, Tawi-Tawi -- Tawi-Tawi, the country's southernmost province where people in its many islands say they could hear the roosters crowing from nearby Sabah, Malaysia, is a key food production area long neglected and overlooked because it is considered as one of the most dangerous corners of the Philippines.The province is one of the country's richest fishing grounds and when I visited Bongao, the capital town, on Monday I discovered just how abundant the harvests from the seas are.Guided by the young mayor of Bongao, Jimuel Que, the Department of Agriculture Biyaheng Bukid team toured t

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Lanao Sur fisher folks get fiberglass boats

Every time I see poor farmers and fishermen cry as they receive farm implements and fishing gears from government for the first time, I feel a lump in my throat.feel happy for them but at the same time I am sad that government has overlooked little things like these very important implements which they need to produce food.The Philippines has one of the least mechanised agriculture in Asia and many of our farmers are still using carabaos in tilling their fields.Many of our fishermen rent wooden fishing boats from the affluent families in their neighbourhoods for at least P200 every fishing

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