Competitiveness is the name of the game — Dar (repost)

Author: DA Communications Group | 8 June 2020   Agriculture Secretary William Dar acknowledged the Institute of Plant Breeding (IPB) for partnering with the government in increasing the productivity and income of farmers through the use of high-yielding disease-resistant resilient and sturdy crop varieties. “Competitiveness is the name of the game. We need more varieties continue reading…

Farmers receive initial P2-B RCEF farm machinery (repost)

Author: DA Communications Group | 5 June 2020   About 6,000 Nueva Ecija rice farmers received dozens of modern farm machinery from the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (DA-PhilMech), on June 4, under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) mechanization component. “We congratulate the farmer-leaders who, on behalf of their continue reading…

PCAF initiatives: PCAF meets with MITA, PAMPI on broiler industry issues amid COVID-19

Two groups of meat importers met with the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Livestock, and the Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF) on June 1, 2020 via separate video conferences to discuss issues confronting the broiler industry amid COVID-19. PCAF convened Meat Importers continue reading…

DA proposes $200-M fishery project for World Bank funding (repost)

  Author: DA Communications Group | 1 June 2020   The Department of Agriculture (DA) is seeking World Bank funding for its $200-million Fisheries and Coastal Resiliency (FishCoRe) project to improve the country’s fishery production and protect ‘blue economy’ resources. Agriculture Secretary William Dar said the project “would directly contribute to achieving key outcomes in continue reading…

DA lays foundation to digitize agri-fishery (Repost)

Author: DA Communications Group | 1 June 2020   As part of its thrust to modernize the country’s agri-fishery sector, the Department of Agriculture (DA) is laying the groundwork to digitize its operations starting with the upgrading of its management information system (MIS). “The upgraded MIS contains the digital registry of farmers and fisherfolk, and continue reading…