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Every administration has high aspirations of making our country self-sufficient in rice. This is understandable, considering that we are a rice-consuming and producing country.
THE House special committee on food security has approved a substitute bill seeking to mandate food establishments in the country to donate its excess food to the poor.
THE average age of farmers and fisherfolks in the Philippines is 57 years old. That was established by the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), a few years ago. Back then, it noted that most of the young in the countryside were migrating to the cities. They are not interested in farming anymore.
FARM output in the first three months was seen to pace some 1 percent slower due to seasonality and high base reference, with the crops subsector still leading the increment.
The “first and biggest” solar-powered irrigation system in Luzon was completed in Llanera, Nueva Ecija following its successful initial testing conducted last Friday.
WHAT’S 5.41 years, or 65 months, or 1,950 days? That’s how long it takes to get all the requirements before genetically modified (GM) products can be released in the market.
Farmer-leaders from various parts of the province gathered together for a two-day training and to get to know more about modern biotechnology.
THERE were empty tables and chairs at the office of the National Food Authority (NFA) where it conducted its first bidding of the year for rice imports under the government-to-government (G2G) scheme on April 27. The venue was not jam-packed despite the fact that the NFA was under pressure to replenish its depleted stockpile, which fell to less than a day of the country’s total national rice consumption.