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Biz blocs elated with multi-billion SPDA Lanao Sur agri project

COTABATO CITY --- Stakeholders said Saturday the multi-billion agricultural project of the Southern Philippines Development Authority in Lanao del Sur will put the Bangsamoro region into Asia’s business map.

SPDA Administrator Gerry Salapuddin, Agriculture Secretary William Dar and senior officials of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao together launched last Tuesday the Agro-Industrial Development Program (AIDP) covering Amai Manabilang and Wao towns in Lanao del Sur.

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BARMM vegetable derby field day

The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) and Local Government of Pagalungan conducted the BARMM Vegetable Derby’s Farmers’ Field Day today in Sitio Namli, Brgy. Layog, Pagalungan, Maguindanao, BARMM, 10 November 2021.

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ASF hits 2 villages in Mlang, North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY - An agriculture official in Mlang, North Cotabato has confirmed that at least 30 heads of hogs were culled after one of them was tested positive of African Swine Fever based on the laboratory results on Sunday afternoon.

Municipal agriculturist Arlene Encarnacion said the slaughtered hogs in the town's double A slaughterhouse were owned by the meat vendors and supposedly sold at the public market last Saturday.

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MAFAR inaugurates P4.7-M worth of seaweed facility in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY — Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Agrarian Reform (MAFAR) inaugurated a seaweed facility during the groundbreaking ceremony held on Thursday, Oct. 7, at Parang, Maguindanao. 
 
The support facility aimed to enhance seaweed production in Maguindanao in order to cope and sustain with the supply due to increasing demand in the market.
 

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MAFAR approves over P3.5-M cost of fishery equipment for Sulu and Basilan projects

COTABATO CITY — Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Agrarian Reform (MAFAR) and three (3) fishery equipment suppliers from Sulu and Basilan entered into agreements on Monday, Oct. 4, to fasten the implementation of the ministry’s project in the Bangsamoro region.
 
The first supplier was MMK Construction and Enterprises, represented by Malli M. Kadil, who won Lot 1: Supply, delivery, and installation of 135 units of Coral Nursery Units (CNU) for Basilan under FishCORAL Project, CY 2019 with the total cost of Php1,852,279.65.
 

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MAFAR-BARMM builds warehouse with solar dryer for Shariff Aguak farmers

COTABATO CITY - Four months from now, farmers in Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao, are expected to benefit from a P4 million warehouse with a solar dryer under the Bangsamoro Appropriation Act of 2020.

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, and Agrarian Reform Mohammad S. Yacob, Ph. D, Wali Executive Secretary Sheik Mohidin Abdulrahman, and Director for Agriculture Services Engr. Ismail Guiamel led the ceremonial shovel in Barangay Bialong, symbolizing the start of the project construction on Thursday, August 5, 2021.

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Fish farmers are expected to increase productivity with MAFAR's help

COTABATO CITY - Some Maguindanao fisherfolks are expected to improve productivity and revenue with the intervention from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Agrarian Reform (MAFAR).

Some 36,000 tilapia fingerlings were distributed on Friday, July 23, to fish farmers in Sultan Mastura, Maguindanao.

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Treat farmers with dignity, DA-12 exec tells hybrid seed companies

KORONADAL CITY - Pakitungan ng maganda ang mga magsasaka.

Ito ang paalala ni Department of Agriculture 12 Regional Executive Director Arlan Mangelen sa mga kinatawan ng hybrid seed companies na kanyang pinulong.

Ayon kay Mangelen kung maayos ang pakikitungo ng mga hybrid companies magkakaroon din ang mga ito ang mas maigting na ugnayan sa mga magsasaka.

Sa pamamagitan nito ayon kay Mangelen ay mas mahihikayat ng mga Hybrid Seed Companies ang mga magsasaka na magtanim ng Hybrid seeds.

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BARMM's ‘palay’ yield up 36% in Q1 2021

COTABATO CITY – The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has recorded a 36 percent increase in palay yield during the first quarter this year, the region’s Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported Thursday.

PSA-BARMM Director Razulden Mangelen said their records indicated that the 36 percent growth in palay yield is equivalent to 310,012 metric tons, as compared to 196,987 metric tons logged last year.

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Maguindanao farmers complete 4-month farming school

COTABATO CITY — Local rice farmers in three towns of Maguindanao—Matanog, Barira, and Buldon—completed a 4-month long Farmers’ Field School (FFS) training organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Agrarian Reform (MAFAR) and the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice).

On Tuesday, July 13, thirty farmers from Brgy. Liong in the town of Barira culminated their FFS training. 

The event was marked as the fifth rite for the farmer participants since its ceremonial graduations kicked off last June 29.

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