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Caraga rice farmers to get P161-M from DA

Tuesday, 02 February 2021 00:00

BUTUAN CITY – The Department of Agriculture in Caraga Region (DA-13) said some PHP161 million has been allocated as assistance to rice farmers in the area for this year.

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Benguet farmers to benefit from TESDA agri training hub

Tuesday, 02 February 2021 00:00

BAGUIO CITY – Residents of Kapangan town in Benguet are expected to benefit from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) farm training that is in the pipeline.

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Former Marikina councilor and agri newbie promotes modern rice farming through RCEF

Monday, 01 February 2021 00:00

QUEZON CITY, Feb. 1 -- A former two-term Marikina councilor and newbie to the agricultural industry is on a mission to eradicate ‘gawat’ - the Ilocano word for ‘scarcity’ - one farm at a time through Our Farm Republic (OFR). OFR is an integrated, diversified, organic farm in Mangatarem, Pangasinan, which promotes modern techniques and best practices among rice farmers through the support of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF).

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Smart, DA offer free online course on farming basics

Sunday, 31 January 2021 00:00

Wireless services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), together with the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), has provided a free and extensive online learning course on farming basics.

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DA allots P280 M for cold storage facilities strategically located in 3 provinces

Saturday, 16 January 2021 06:27

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has allotted P280 million for the establishment of cold storage in three provinces to support the country’s hog and poultry sub-sectors affected by the African Swine Fever (ASF) and COVID-19 pandemic.

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Research center gives positive outlook for PHL agri for 2021

Sunday, 10 January 2021 00:00

Despite the natural catastrophes that affected agricultural production in Southeast Asia, and the Covid-19 pandemic that crippled most of the key economic sectors in the Philippines, the agriculture sector in the country was able to maintain a positive growth in year 2020.

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Flood in Victorias prompts dredging of clogged rivers

Friday, 08 January 2021 00:00

THE flooding incident that earlier hit Victorias City and its neighboring towns and cities last New Year's Day revelry has prompted 3rd District Represenative Jose Francisco Benitez, Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 1st Engineering District, DPWH Regional Office IV and the Office of Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson to initiate tangible measures to address the problem that impacted on many families, properties and agricultural crops.

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QC gov’t to build 7-hectare urban farm

Friday, 08 January 2021 00:00

A seven-hectare land in Quezon City will be converted into a farming site to promote the importance of urban farming and help nearby residents get source of income through growing their own produce.

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Farm output seen to shrink in Q1 2021

Thursday, 07 January 2021 00:00

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 7) — The country's agriculture production could possibly contract by 1.21% in the first three months of 2021, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture has projected.

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Rice inventory up in November

Wednesday, 06 January 2021 00:00

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s rice inventory went up in November last year as volume of the main staple was boosted by the main harvest season.

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