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AGRICULTURE

Duterteand This is what is called innovation

MLANG, North Cotabato - President Rody Duterte has ushered in a new age for Philippine Agriculture by leading the switch on of what could be the first small scale irrigation project using Solar Power.The President flew to the remote village of New Janiuay in M'lang, North Cotabato at about 2 p.m. to officially commission a Solar-Powered Irrigation System (SPIS) designed by Asian-American technicians which would provide water to about 70-hectares of rice farms which used to depend on rain water.

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NorCot lawmaker wants solar-powered irrigation declared as farm tourist camp

MLANG, North
Cotabato – Make Mlang solar-powered irrigation a farm tourist camp. A provincial board member in North Cotabato has proposed a
resolution recommending to Tourism Sec. Wanda Corazon Teshiba Tulfo-Teo to
accredit a solar-powered irrigation system in a rice producing village here as
tourism camp in pursuant to Republic Act 10816 or Farm Tourism Development Act
of 2016.

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Duterte leads launching of Mlang irrigation facility powered only by sunlight

NORTH COTABATO – President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday launched a solar-powered irrigation facility in Mlang town in North Cotabato province.The project was introduced by Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, who is a resident of Mlang, a booming agricultural town in the province.The irrigation system will operate only by renewable energy and will supply water to farms of hundreds of peasants in Barangay Janiuay in the outskirts of Mlang.The project was patterned from solar-powered irrigation facilities of farmers in Thermal City in Southern California Piñol, himself a farmer, recently vi

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Duterte to inaugurate solar power irrigation system in Mlang

MLANG, North
Cotabato – All roads lead to a remote village here as President
Duterte is scheduled to launch one of his election promises – free irrigation
for farmers.

This after Agriculture
Sec. Emmanuel Pinol envisioned a solar-powered irrigation system to be given by
the government for free to rice farmers throughout the country beginning this
year.

Time has come
that our rice producers will no longer worry about the cost of irrigating their
farmlands, Pinol told Radyo Bida Koronadal.

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Duterte pledges P1-B for DA SURE loans program

MANILA - President Rody Duterte on Monday pledged a P1-billion fund for the Department of Agriculture's Survival and Recovery Loan Program for farmers and fisherfolks affected by natural calamities.The President made the surprise announcement during the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) en banc meeting in Malacañang Monday.The NAPC en banc meeting, the first to be held in 10 years, was convened to discuss programs to address poverty.During the discussions, Pres.

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DA project make farmers use four-wheels from Karosa

KORONADAL
CITY - For so long, farmers in a community in Barangay Poblacion, Norala, South
Cotabato delivered their sacks of rice into the market through their karosa.

Karosa is a local term of a farm
cart used by Filipino farmers, usually pulled by a carabao, in transporting
rice produce and other commodities from their farms to the market.

It was our only mean in bringing our produce
from this area up to the pick-up point, Cesar Suoberon, tilling a 2-hectare
rice field in the area for more than 30 years, explained.

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PHL rubber farmers form national association

KIDAPAWAN CITY -- The country's long-neglected natural rubber farmers yesterday took the first step in elevating their status from mere producers to manufacturers when they organised themselves into a national association in a day-long activity in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato.An estimated 2,000 rubber farmers coming from as far as Basilan Island Province, Zamboanga Peninsula, Caraga Region, Northern Mindanao, the Muslim Region, Davao Provinces and other areas surrounding North Cotabato arrived as early as 6 a.m.

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PHL sees more export opportunities from ASEAN Economic Community

DAVAO CITY (PNA) -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) is pushing through a plan to export pork and poultry products to Singapore, as it also scouts for more export opportunities offered by the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Community.This was bared by DA Secretary Emmanuel Piñol in an interview on the sidelines of the official launch of Philippine chairmanship of the ASEAN 2017 held here on Sunday. In ASEAN, our target initially would be Singapore because it is dependent on food import. (We will export) pork, chicken, eggs, even vegetable.

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3 business tycoons pledge support for rice farmers

MANILA - Three of the country's biggest corporate moguls have pledged to buy the rice requirements of thousands of employees of their corporations from the country's rice farmers.Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala of the Ayala Group, Manny V.

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DA releases P75-M to help priority provinces get out of poverty

KORONADAL CITY - The attainment of the current
administration’s goal of reducing poverty in the country is now rolling.

Three checks worth P25 million each were
released by the Department of Agriculture 12 to provincial local government units
(PLGUs) which are identified recipients of the government’s Special Area for
Agricultural Development (SAAD) program.

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