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El Niño's crop damage has no 'adverse impact' on national production – DA (137)  2019-04-02
Meanwhile, the agriculture department's Disaster Risk Reduction and Management operations center reports that production losses as of April 2 has reached P5.05 billion. MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) said the agricultural damage sustained from the weak El Ni&ntild..
Philippines, Hungary agree to boost agricultural trade, irrigation (132)  2019-03-27
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture to boost collaboration on agricultural trade and water security. Philippine Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol met with his Hungarian count..
Philippines prompts brown rice programme (296)  2019-01-02
RiceBIS Negros Agrarian Reform Cooperative (RiceBIS NARCO), Sitio Timawa Farming Association (STOFA) and Tison-Aida Farmers Association (TAFA) in Negros Occidental in the Philippines reached a number of stakeholders through the brown rice agro-enterprise day and feeding programme More than 800 st..
Bountiful onion harvest in Pangasinan next year (289)  2018-12-30
MANILA, Philippines — A bountiful onion harvest is expected in Bayambang, Pangasinan next year after the Department of Agriculture provided farmers with pesticides to avert another armyworm attack.  Municipal agriculturist Artemio Buezon said red onions planted in October would be harv..
Banana firms mull corporate rice farming (277)  2018-12-16
MANILA, Philippines — The country’s biggest banana companies are considering venturing into rice farming as the government continues to look for ways to boost supply of the country’s main staple. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said the Philippine Banana Growers and ..
Coco millers to buy copra from farmers at P24/kilo (288)  2018-12-16
MANILA, Philippines — Local coconut oil millers are set to buy directly from copra farmers amid the continued drop in mill gate prices of the commodity. In a recent dialogue with Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, coconut oil millers agreed to buy copra from farmers at a mill gate..
Industrial crops output up in Q3 (259)  2018-12-16
MANILA, Philippines — The expansion of planting areas has improved the growth of some of the country’s top industrial crops in the third quarter, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported. The top industrial crops are coconut, abaca, coffee, rubber, sugarcane and tobacco. ..
NIA opens P134-M irrigation system (265)  2018-12-09
MANILA, Philippines — The National Irrigation Administration has opened the new P134-million irrigation system in Iloilo City in line with the government’s effort to cover more agricultural areas nationwide. The P133.85-million Sta. Barbara River irrigation system in Iloilo City will ..
DA’s TienDA food marketing program may boost tourism: Piñol (637)  2018-08-26
 The Department of Agriculture (DA)’s TienDA marketing program, which was originally meant to directly link up farmers and fishers to consumers to scale down food prices while ensuring growers’ income, might yet prove to be a tourism boost. DA Secretary Emmanuel Piñol rais..
Philippines: Rice prices up for 8th straight month (613)  2018-08-22
MANILA, Philippines — Despite the continuous arrival of rice imports, prices of the Filipino’s main staple remain in an upward streak for eight months now, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported. In its regular update on palay, rice and corn prices, PSA said the average wh..
DOST 10 opens undergrad scholarship applications up to August 31 (581)  2018-08-18
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, August 18 (PIA) – Department of Science and Technology (DOST) region 10 invites graduating senior high school students to become a DOST scholar and apply for its scholarship program with deadline up to August 31, 2018.  In Talakayan sa PIA, media forum on Augu..
Philippines: Agriculture output hardly grows in Q2 (482)  2018-08-08
MANILA, Philippines — Philippine agriculture barely grew in the second quarter of the year, although improvements in production were seen in the livestock and poultry subsectors, the government reported Wednesday, a day before the release of April-June economic output data. Agricultural pro..
Philippines:Typhoons cause P2 billion in damage to farming, fisheries (467)  2018-07-30
MANILA, Philippines – The damage to agriculture and fisheries brought about by tropical storm Henry, severe tropical storm Inday and tropical depression Josie have reached P2 billion, according to the Department of Agriculture (DA). The values of the damage to rice, corn, cassava, high valu..
NFA intensifies rice price monitoring (646)  2018-07-01
MANILA, Philippines — State-run National Food Authority (NFA) is intensifying its monitoring of rice prices to ensure that subsidized rice goes directly to the marginalized sector as cheaper imported rice floods the market. This as NFA administrator Jason Aquino warned of alleged reports on..
Agriculture department sets suggested prices for rice, other goods (772)  2018-06-25
MANILA, Philippines – To avoid further abnormal movement of prices in local markets, the Department of Agriculture (DA) set a suggested retail price (SRP) scheme for 8 agricultural products on Monday, June 25. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said the department order covers only..
Philippines to import rice through 2020 despite rising output - minister (595)  2018-06-19
MANILA, June 19 (Reuters) - The Philippines' paddy rice output is expected to rise to meet 95-96 percent of the country's annual requirement by 2020, from 93 percent last year, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said on Tuesday. The latest forecast misses Piñol's own t..
Philippines to import up to 200,000 tonnes of sugar (631)  2018-06-13
The Philippines said on Monday it will import up to 200,000 tonnes of sugar to fill a shortage in domestic supply that has fuelled a spike in prices. It is reported by Reuters. The Southeast Asian nation is not a regular sugar importer, but it usually buys from Thailand, the world's second..
Philippines: DA trains educators on organic agriculture (556)  2018-05-29
TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite – The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region IV-A has trained agricultural teachers, education program supervisors, department heads and principals from Department of Education’s (DepEd) school divisions of Quezon province on organic agriculture (OA) th..
Afmech to spur dev’t of farm machines in Philippines (1771)  2015-06-25
The article features salient points of the Agriculture and Fisheries Mechanization Law (AfMech)   Source: (Researched and summarized by Dr. Czeriza Valencia ..
Public opinion sought on AfMech Law implementation in Philippines (1876)  2015-06-25
Features consultation activities related to the crafting of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the AfMech Law   Source: (Researched and summarized by Department of Agriculture) ..
Farm mechanization to create new jobs in Philippines (1907)  2015-06-25
Republic Act 10601 or the Agriculture and Fisheries Mechanization Act (AfMech) discussed the potential of creating more jobs in the countryside through the local farm machinery industry, as stipulated in the law.   Source:
Amended Fisheries Code takes effect this week in Philippines (1899)  2015-06-25
The article presented salient features of the amendments on the Fisheries Code as well as issues that will be considered in drafting the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) Source:   ..
Fisheries code amendments oppressive, says fishing group in Philippines (1759)  2015-06-25
The article features the perceived disadvantages of the amendments of the Fisheries Code   Source:   (Researched and summarized by Dr. ..
Amended Fisheries Code is not limited to PHL borders: lawyer (1750)  2015-06-25
The article presented salient features of the amendments on the Fisheries Code which include penalties for fishermen who would break laws in other borders.   Source: (Researched and summari..
Aquino signs Rural Farm Schools Act in Philippines (1909)  2015-06-25
Discussed the salient features of the law and the implementation mechanisms   Source: ..
Rules on Creating Rural Farm Schools in Every Province Soon to be OKd in Philippines (1664)  2015-06-25
Discussed the salient features of the law and the implementation mechanisms   Source:   (Researched and summarized by AAMBIS-OWA Party List) ..
Awareness: Rural farm schools in communities in Philippines (1711)  2015-06-25
The article features the objectivesof RA 10618 and highlighted select provinces in the country that adopted the rural farm schools   Source: (Researched and summarized by Manila Bulletin) ..
Aquino Signs EOs on Utilization of Coco Levy Funds in Philippines (1976)  2015-04-23
President Aquino signed Executive Orders (EO) 180 and 179 which authorized the use of the P71 billion coconut levy funds. The article also highlighted salient points of the EOs   Source:, March 19, 2015 (Researach and sum..
P-Noy Issues EO on Coco Levy Fund in Philippines (1864)  2015-04-23
President Aquino has issued an executive order that sets the administrative guidelines for the inventory and privatization of coco levy assets.   Source:, March 20, 2015 (Research and summarized by Dr. D..
Govt May Now Use Coco Levy Fund as SC Issues Final Judgment Entry in Philippines (2070)  2015-04-23
The news highlighted the Supreme Court’s (SC) decision to grant the request of the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) to issue an entry of judgment on its decision in one of the coco levy cases. Source:
Who Should Manage the Philippines' P72 Billion Coco Levy Fund? (2025)  2015-04-23
The article highlighted the discussion during the Senate Agriculture and Food Committee Meeting on the crafting of law regarding the use of the controversial coconut levy funds.   Source:, Dec. 15, 20..