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The Philippines Bans Poultry Imports From Czech Republic Because Of Bird Flu Outbreak

The H5N8 strain was detected in parts of the Czech Republic.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) has issued a temporary ban on poultry imports from the Czech Republic, where there is an outbreak of a highly pathogenic avian influenza: H5N8. In a memorandum issued by the Office of the Secretary, the DA has ...

This Is How Much The Price Of Pork Increased In Just One Year

Grocery runs are now more expensive.
For the designated grocery shoppers of the household, this might not come as a surprise to you anymore: prices of pork, beef, chicken, fish, vegetables, and fruits have gone up. The price of pork, in particular, is a hot topic right now because it's almost ...

These Are The Approved Prices Of Pork And Chicken Starting February 8

The price ceiling will result in a P10-P90 price decrease.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) will implement Executive Order 124, imposing a 60-day price ceiling on pork and chicken products in Metro Manila starting February 8, 2021. This executive order was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday to address the struggle of ...

You Can Shop Directly From Farmers And Fisherfolk On The DA's New Website

They'll deliver straight to your doorstep!
Now more than ever, it's important to support local businesses and industries. With the Philippines plunging into a recession in August amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, citizens are urged to patronize not only homegrown brands, but local workers in agricultural sector who work daily to ...

Get Your Weekly Gulay Supply + Help Farmers At This Weekend Market

This is the best time to show our support.
Now the Philippine economy is in recession due to the pandemic, this is the best time to show support to our local farmers. If you’re looking for a way to lend a hand and get your weekly produce, too, you can buy ...

Chicken Meat May Soon Be Included In Relief Packs Distributed By LGUs

Poultry raisers nationwide are currently experiencing an oversupply.
If you've been receiving or have received relief packs from your local government unit (LGU) this quarantine, you may soon by getting a pack that includes chicken meat. Department of Agriculture (DA) secretary William Dar is urging LGUs and other government agencies ...

Department Of Agriculture Issues New Prices For Galunggong, Rice, Eggs + More

Take note for your weekly food budget.
With the Philippine economy entering into a recession as the country braces itself for another stretch into the Coronavirus pandemic, households are more concerned than ever about budgeting for their basic necessities. To protect consumers and set precedent for market retailers, the Department of ...

You Can Help Our Local Farmers, Fishermen, And Restaurants Through This Weekend Market

This weekend market is a project started by the Department of Agriculture, Resto PH, and SM Supermalls.
The livelihood of our local farmers and fishermen are not spared from the COVID-19 pandemic. If you want to lend a helping hand, you can support them through a project called the “Farmers Produce," a project that aims to support farmers and fishermen, plus ...

How Much Should Basic Necessities Cost Now That The Price Freeze Is Lifted?

The nationwide price freeze was lifted May 15.
The 60-day nationwide price freeze on basic necessities has officially been lifted last night, May 15, at exactly 11:59 p.m. This is in accordance with the DA-DTI-DOH JMC 2020-01. The prices of products covered by these three Government departments (Department of Agriculture, Department of ...

This Is How Much The LGUs Have Helped Farmers, DA Reports

They bought over P1.5-billion worth of farmers' produce!
In a post on the Department of Agriculture (DA) website, the DA announced that local government units (LGUs) have spent over P1.58-billion on produce and seafood products directly from local farmers and fisheries since the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) began. Products include milled rice, corn, vegetables, fruits, pork, chicken, ...

Department of Agriculture Launches eKadiwa To Help Farmers, Fishers Deliver Straight To You

You can order directly from them!
In a post on the Department of Agriculture (DA) website, the DA announced that it launched last May 4, eKadiwa, the online store version of the Kadiwa markets and mobile Kadiwa palengkes. This follows the success of the markets launched in late March in ...

The Department Of Agriculture Says The Philippines Has Enough Food Supply Until The End Of June

Secretary William Dar ensures that there is a steady food supply for the Philippines.
The Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Secretary William Dar says that there is enough food supply for the Philippines until the end of June 2020. Dar mentioned this during a virtual presser with DA Assistant Secretary Noel Reyes held on April 23 at the ...

DA Expands List of Basic Goods Under The Price Freeze

This includes galunggong, chicken, pork, and rice.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) announced in a memorandum dated April 13, 2020 that expands the list of items under the price freeze. The list now also includes, among other commonly bought grocery items, imported, local, and National Food Authority (NFA) rice, local round ...

You Can Get FREE Seeds So You Can Grow Your Own Vegetable Garden

The Department of Agriculture (DA) - Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) is giving these away.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) - Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) is giving away free vegetable seeds and seedlings so you can start growing your own vegetables. By planting your own veggies, you don't always have to rely on going to the ...

IATF Approves Additional P31-B To Increase Country's Food Sufficiency Level

This needs to be approved by President Duterte first.
The Department of Agriculture's (DA) request for a P31-billion budget to fund the "Plant, Plant, Plant Program", which has been approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF). This program helps to increase the Philippines' food ...

Kadiwa Market And Mobile Palengkes Open In QC

More avenues for people to get veggies and fruits from the farmers!
A total of 7 “mobile palengkes” and a Kadiwa market opened in Quezon City on March 26, Thursday. According to a report by ABS-CBN News, Department of Agriculture Secretary William Dar said this project is set to assist farmers sell their harvest. The ...

We Have Enough Rice For The Country During The Quarantine, Says Department Of Agriculture

Supplies are good until June.
"The Philippines has enough rice for the next four months," says Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William D. Dar. In a post on the Department of Agriculture official website dated March 25,  the statement said, “We expect no shortage of (rice) during the duration ...

Fish From Taal Lake And Batangas Are Unsafe To Eat, Says DOH

The eruption has been said to cause extensive fish kill in the lake.
The Department of Health (DOH) advises the public to avoid consuming fish from Taal Lake and Batangas in light of the recent eruption of Taal Volcano.Philstar reports that in a press briefing on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, DOH Assistant Secretary Maria Francia Laxamana said, “Meron tayong mga advisory na lahat ng nanggagaling diyan ...

Rice Farmers Are "Worse Off" Because Of Rice Tariffication Law, According To Study

Let’s all do our share by buying local.
According to a report by Inquirer.net, farmers are “worse off” based on a study by government think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS). Based on the analysis released by PIDS, local rice producers are projected to lose an average of P10 ...

African Swine Fever Spreads to More Pampanga Towns, Quezon City

The virus is affecting more pigs.
The African Swine Fever (ASF) has spread to an additional three Pampanga and three Quezon City towns.   According to The Philippine Star, the governor of Pampanga province, Dennis Pineda, said that the towns of Apalit, Candaba, and San Simon have pigs raised in backyards which have tested positive ...
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