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LAOAG CITY, January 7 (PIA) - A group of fishermen from Badoc Ilocos Norte got two citations from the provincial government’s Millenium Development Goal (MDG) fishery program implementation.
Despite negligible damages recently caused by frost in the country’s vegetable bowl, the Department of Agriculture (DA), through its Regional Field Office in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), has proactively readied measures to address the problem in case it will worsen.
Palay and corn production for calendar year 2014 could be higher than their respective 2013 levels. In the first quarter of 2015, palay production is foreseen to decline by 0.56% when compared with the first quarter of 2014 level while corn production may grow by 0.32%.
Agriculture posted a 0.33 percent growth in the first nine (9) months of the year. Despite the considerable damages caused by Typhoons “Glenda”, “Luis” and “Mario” during the months of July and September, the crops and livestock subsectors came up with output increments. However, the poultry and fisheries subsectors contracted during the period. Overall, the sector grossed P1.1 trillion at current prices. This was 9.55 percent more than last year’s gross receipts.
The total rice stock inventory as of October 1, 2014 was 1.81 million metric tons. This was 21.3 percent higher than last month’s inventory of 1.49 million metric tons and 1.9 percent above the 1.77 million metric tons record in October 2013
The ongoing rehabilitation efforts in farming and fishing communities in Leyte and other parts of Eastern Visayas is paving the way for a more modern and dynamic local agri-fishery sector, the Department of Agriculture today said.
“These are interesting and thriving times for the agri-business sector in our country. There is an increasing number of opportunities in the agriculture sector. And this is not surprising, considering that the Philippines is an agricultural country.”
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) chose “family farming” as its “focal point” in its World Food Day celebration this year. Indeed, in the Philippines, farming is a family affair because at a young age, children are expected to help in the farm that their family works on, and they are supposed to pursue the same livelihood with their own families.
Farms will be included in the country's list of feasible tourist spots once the "Farm Tourism Act" becomes a law.
Filipino farmers’ daily wages are only a third of the daily wage of workers in the National Capital Region (NCR), according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).