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Firm sets up school farm program to help farmers

Saturday, 13 February 2021 00:00

MANILA, Philippines — A Pangasinan-based agricultural firm has launched a school farm initiative to help farmers hone their craft.

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DA-10, CMU push hybrid rice technology for higher yield

Saturday, 13 February 2021 00:00

MARAMAG, Bukidnon, Feb. 10 (PIA)—In line with the Hybridization Program which aims to increase farm efficiency and attain rice sufficiency, the Department of Agriculture–Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO)-10, together with Central Mindanao University (CMU), led the ceremonial planting for the Hybrid Rice Derby.

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Thousands apply for youth agribiz mentorship program

Thursday, 11 February 2021 00:00

QUEZON CITY, Feb. 11 -- A few hours after the announcement was posted on social media, on February 9, 2021, calling for applicants under the Mentoring and Attracting Youth in Agribusiness (MAYA) program of the Department of Agriculture (DA), the online system was deluged with interested individuals, exceeding by four-fold the required number of interns.

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DOST to develop guidelines on Plant Breeding Innovations

Wednesday, 10 February 2021 00:00

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is seeking to craft “facilitative guidelines” that would cover all activities involving new Breeding Techniques (NBTs) in an effort to caution the impact of climate change on country’s agriculture sector, especially the plant breeders.

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Gov’t integrated approach, crucial to improving PH irrigation systems-farmers' coop expert

Tuesday, 09 February 2021 00:00

QUEZON CITY, Feb. 9 -- The government should come up with a comprehensive and integrated approach to improve the country’s irrigation systems.

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Farming family turns coconut plantation into thriving integrated farm

Sunday, 07 February 2021 00:00

There’s a saying that goes, “the family that prays together stays together.” This can also be the same for the family who farms.

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DOST-FPRDI rolls out technology through incubation program

Sunday, 07 February 2021 00:00

A Laguna-based agro-forest farm will soon learn the process of making antimicrobial soaps and hand mists developed by the Department of Science and Technology’s Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI).

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DAR turns-over P2.1-M worth of farm machineries to Aklanon ARBs

Sunday, 07 February 2021 00:00

QUEZON CITY, Feb. 7 -- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in the province of Aklan turned-over P2.1-million worth of farm machineries to 1,041 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) to enable them to cope with the adverse effect of the pandemic on their livelihood and communities.

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More ARBs in NegOcc venture into sugarcane-rice cropping

Friday, 05 February 2021 00:00

BACOLOD CITY – Another group of farmer-beneficiaries in Negros Occidental has ventured into the sugarcane-rice cropping system (SRCS) project as an initiative to boost rice production in the province.

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Protecting PHL’s food security

Wednesday, 03 February 2021 00:00

Policy-makers have focused on rice production for decades due to the fact that it is the staple food of Filipinos. Among all the food crops consumed in the Philippines, rice tops the list. The annual per capita rice consumption of Filipinos is pegged at around 100 kilograms per year, which is why large tracts of land are devoted to the staple.

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