Agriculture

Benguet Farmers

DA-CAR and JICA Collaborate on MV2C Project to Aid Benguet Farmers

The Department of Agriculture-Cordillera (DA-CAR), in partnership with the Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD), and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), has initiated the execution of the MV2C technical cooperation project geared towards supporting farmers in Benguet. This collaborative effort involves the engagement of the Japanese consulting firm IC-NET, which is facilitating the implementation […]

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illegal fishing

PBBM Directs the Department of Agriculture (DA), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to Address Illegal, Unreported, Unregulated Fishing

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has directed the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to come up with comprehensive studies on the rehabilitation and maintenance of the country’s marine habitats to address illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing (IUUF). President Marcos, who is also the concurrent DA Secretary, has

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agri value chain

Government Employing ‘Vertical Integration’ to Address Issues in Agri Value Chain

The national government is implementing the concept of ‘vertical integration’ to address the multi-faceted issues hounding the agriculture sector in the country, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. said on Tuesday. “There’s a very simple concept (na) tinatawag (na) vertical integration. Imbes na isang kumpanya may ginagawa, isa naging trader, isa naging marketing, isa retail. Pagka

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fisherfolk West Philippine Sea

Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to Launch P80-Million Livelihood Project for Fisherfolk in West Philippine Sea (WPS)

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is now preparing to launch a project that aims to further more livelihood opportunities for fisherfolk living in the vicinity of the West Philippine Sea (WPS). “Nakikita po namin na ilunsad ang isang proyekto ng BFAR sa West Philippine Sea at tatawagin po namin itong ‘LAYAG WPS’

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DA secretary

PBBM to Put in Place Structural Changes in Department of Agriculture (DA) Before Stepping Down as Secretary

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Friday said he will be putting in place structural changes in the Department of Agriculture (DA) first before stepping down as its Secretary, to ensure food security in the country. In a media interview after the formal turnover ceremony, held in Valenzuela City, of the 20,000 metric tons of

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urea fertilizer

PBBM Leads Turnover of Urea Fertilizer From China, Vows to Work to Strengthen Ties

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. made an assurance on Friday that the government will always work to strengthen the Philippines-China ties, as he led the turnover of 20,000 metric tons of urea fertilizer donated by the country’s giant Asian neighbor. “I assure the Chinese government that the Philippines will always work for the strengthening of

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JBIC

PBBM Orders Geomapping of Agri Lands to Increase Farmers’ Yield and Income

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. wanted all agricultural lands in the country to undergo geomapping to establish soil maps for specific agricultural products to ensure increased yield and improve farmers’ income. Marcos issued the order during a meeting with the Philippine Rice Industry Stakeholders Movement (PRISM) in Malacañang on Wednesday. According to the President, the

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Rice Processing System

PHilMech, Pampanga PLGU Ink MOA on Rice Processing System

The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PHilMech) and the provincial local government unit of Pampanga inked a memorandum of agreement on the establishment of the Rice Processing System (RPS) III under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Mechanization Program, held today at the Provincial Capitol, San Fernando, Pampanga. The MOA signing was led

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