DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

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 ...

African Swine Fever Now An Outbreak In The Philippines

Bureau of Animal Industry Director confirms this news.
According to ABS-CBN News, Ronnie Domingo, Director of the Bureau of Animal Industry, has confirmed that the African Swine Fever situation in the Philippines is now an outbreak. Seven areas under outbreak are Barangay San Jose, Macabud, San Isidro, San Rafael, Mascap Rodriguez Rizal; Barangay ...

African Swine Fever: Is It Still Safe To Buy And Eat Pork?

Here’s what you need to know.
The Department of Agriculture confirmed the African Swine Fever has hit the Philippines in a press conference held on September 9, 2019. Agriculture Secretary William Dar said that 14 out of the 20 pig blood samples sent for a laboratory test in ...

Love Mangoes? Buy + Help Our Farmers With Our Current Mango Surplus

Help our farmers!
Last year, there was news that around 10 tons (that’s more than 9,000 kilograms!) of red tomatoes were thrown away along Kalayaan, Laguna because farmers were not able to sell due to surplus. This year, the same unfortunate situation is happening to our ...
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