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AGRICULTURE

DAR-SK provides P306K worth of aid to farmers amid COVID-19 pandemic

ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat - Through the issuance of Quarantine Accreditation Passes (QAPs) to farmer groups in Sultan Kudarat, the Department of Agrarian Reform provided marketing assistance to Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries' Organizations (ARBOs) by linking them to micro and small enterprises and buyers, thereby securing food sustainability in and around the province.

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GenSan farmers, fishers receive P21-M aid from LGU, DA

The Department of Agriculture in Region 12 (DA 12) has teamed up with the city local government of General Santos in delivering agriculture and fishery assistance to thousands of farmers and fisherfolk.

On Thursday (May 7), DA 12 and GenSan City LGU distributed more than PhP21-million worth of agri-fishery aid intended to assist farmers and fishers continue their farming and fishing activities amid the imposition of general community quarantine in the city.

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DA-12 to distribute free seeds, fertilizers to rice farmers

KORONADAL CITY - After the series of briefings about the Rice Resiliency Program (RRP) in Region 12, the Department of Agriculture (DA) will distribute palay seeds and fertilizers for free to rice farmers.

Arlan Mangelen, DA 12 regional executive director, said that the regional office has started Tuesday the RRP orientation in the province of North Cotabato. “We gathered our local government units through its municipal/city agriculturists to inform them about this because they will perform a crucial function in the implementation of this program,” he added.

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To cushion impact of COVID-19 lock down, Sarangani farmers' group gives members rice, cash gift

MALUNGON, Sarangani - The Upper Biangan Farmers Association (UBFA) here joined the bandwagon of helping the needy during the COVID-19 pandemic that affect every Filipino, especially members of agrarian reform beneficiaries associations.

Officials and members of Upper Biangan Farmers Association (UBFA) in Malungon, Sarangani have provided rice and cash incentives to its members comprising Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) and Non-ARBs.

A total of 295 kilos of rice amounting to P10,800 were distributed to the 59 association members.

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Region 12 farmers earn P1.5-M from DA's Kadiwa program

KORONADAL CITY - Individual farmers, farmer cooperatives as well as micro, small and medium entrepreneurs that joined the roll-out of the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) KADIWA ni Ani at Kita on Wheels in Region 12 have generated more than PhP1.5-million after the three-location mobile sale.

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Piñol urges Filipinos to grow own food, not rely on imports

DAVAO CITY – With the 2019 coronavirus disease (Covid-19) crisis threatening the supply chain all over the world, Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Secretary Emmanuel Piñol urged the Filipinos to grow their own food and not merely depend on imports.

On a Facebook post on Friday, Piñol, said noted that as a rich agricultural country, the Philippines must learn from the pandemic and purge itself from the mindset that the country could continue sourcing food supplies--especially rice--from other nations.

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COVID-19 stresses need to grow our own food, MinDA chair says

KIDAPAWAN CITY - Hope in Family Farms!

The COVID-19 Pandemic, when it finally ends, will leave us with very important lessons not only on how to handle and address a global health crisis but more profoundly on how to craft our national food security strategies.

The Neo-Liberal economic mantra of Global Food Supply Inter-Dependence and Total Free Market has been effectively thrashed by the immediate reaction of major food suppliers to hold on to their production to ensure the welfare of their people in the face of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Farmers and fishers' mobile market now accessible for consumers of Region XII

This was after the Department of Agriculture (DA) XII has successfully launched the "KADIWA ni Ani at Kita on Wheels" in Koronadal City.

"This kind of initiative is not only beneficial for our consumers. But it is also a support for our local farmers and fishers here in the region", DA-XII Regional Executive Director Arlan Mangelen said.

"KADIWA ni Ani at Kita on Wheels" offers affordable and fresh products like rice, fish, chicken, eggs, vegetables, fruits and processed foods”, he added.

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Rice tarrification law now being judged - economist

COTABATO CITY  – An economist and agriculture expert from Samar has expressed doubts on the Rice Tarfiffication Law and fears of rice shortage mainly due to the coronavirus.

“Rice Tariffication Law now being judged...with Vietnam our #1 imported rice source closing...let us pray that Thailand & India won’t close its door for us...,” said Raul Reyes, an active social media player who airs comments and analysis on national and local issues through his FB page.

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1st “hogstel” project in Region 12 rises in Kidapawan City

The Department of Agriculture (DA) recently turned-over a "Hogstel" Project worth P3.7-million to the city local government unit of Kidapawan.

Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph Evangelista received the project which is built in Barangay Kalaisan.

“The Hogstel project, funded under the Livestock Program of the DA XII, is a hog facility that would enable swine producers to breed and fatten their animals more systematically,” DA XII regional executive director Milagros Casis said in a statatement.

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