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The Department of Agriculture said today that 100 percent of the budget for farm-to-market roads today is being used to make roads at least six inches thick and five meters wide, as part of government’s climate change resiliency program.
The Department of Agriculuture said today that 65 percent of farmers in the areas ravaged by typhoon Yolanda in November 2013 have already harvested their crops, as the DA continues to help those who were affected by the strongest typhoon in history.
The Department of Agriculture said today farm mechanization, specifically the use of “combined harvesters,” a machine that combines three separate operations comprising harvesting—reaping, threshing and winnowing— into a single process, could be what we need to reach the targeted rice harvest this year of more than 19M metric tons, and eventually achieve rice self-sufficiency.
The National Food Authority is preparing for a second rice importation tender this year, this time for 500,000 tons.
Malnutrition continues to be a public health issue in the Philippines affecting infants and school children. The increasing prevalence continues unless the issue of malnutrition has been fully addressed.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) said today (June 20) traders triggered the “price rise” bandwagon which caused the prices of chicken and pork in the markets to rise. Agriculture Undersecretary for Livestock Operations Jose Reaño said “traders and retailers with opportunistic attitudes are taking advantage of the spiraling price of other commodities.”
The government is reaching out to global partners amid efforts to tap non-traditional means, including information and communications technology (ICT), to ramp up food production and ensure adequate supply.
Filipino farmers experience “discrimination,” being “neglected, abandoned and forgotten” and risks, such as climate change, in order to feed the very people who ignore them, Secretary Francis Pangilinan said Wednesday.
The Philippine government is committed to help push for the execution and realization of the goals and priorities set during the Grow Asia Agriculture Forum, Agriculture Secretary Alcala announced.
The Aquino Administration is working to achieve agricultural growth that benefits smallholder farmers and fishers, Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala said on Monday at the open plenary of the Grow Asia Agriculture Forum at the New World Hotel in Makati City.