PCAF, DA Program Directors, other officials aim for NBPC membership harmonization

The Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF) convened DA’s Banner Program directors today to harmonize the membership of the National Banner Program Committees (NBPC). Along with the Banner Program focal persons, the consultation aims to discuss and firm up membership of the Banner Program Committees, arrangements in the conduct of consultations, and other activities. continue reading…

DA allots P400M to cluster ASF-affected hog farms (repost)

  The Department of Agriculture (DA) is rolling out plans to provide assistance to small swine raisers affected by the African Swine Fever (ASF) to boost production of pork and strengthen industry awareness to biosecurity protocols. The intervention involves the establishment of swine multiplier farms through clustering or village-level approach composed of 20 hog farmers continue reading…

Swine Flu Advisory: Public is advised to report unusual mortalities (repost)

  The Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Animal Industry (DA-BAI) constantly reminds the general public to report any unusual pig mortalities to your farm veterinarians or to the nearest government veterinary/agricultural office, and to consult a physician when experiencing flu-like symptoms. Reports on flu-like symptoms have been increasing this rainy season and this could continue reading…

PCAF Initiatives: Poultry and livestock stakeholders tackle int’l rules on importation, other agri issues

The Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries gathered poultry and livestock stakeholders, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)- Tariff Commission and concerned Department of Agriculture (DA) offices in a video conference led by DA Assistant Secretary for Livestock Dr. William Medrano on June 17, 2020 to tackle the international rules on importation. Aside from the importation continue reading…

PCAF Initiatives: DA, PCAF gather swine stakeholders on pork-related issues

Chaired by Assistant Secretary for Livestock Dr. William Medrano, the Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF) convened concerned Department of Agriculture (DA) officials and key swine stakeholders in a video conference to discuss pork-related issues. Bureau of Animal Industry OIC Director Dr. Ronnie Domingo presented the African Swine Fever situation and updates while DA Price Enforcement Unit Head continue reading…