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Philippines: DA, LBP provide cash assistance to Agusan Sur farmers (3)  2019-10-22
Rice farmers in the province of Agusan del Sur, whose incomes were affected by the decrease in the prices of palay this year,  were provided cash assistance by the Department of Agriculture in Caraga Region (DA-13) through the Agricultural Credit Policy Council (ACPC) and the Land Bank of the P..
Philippines: New agriculture chief wants audit of ₱4-B farmer fund from rice imports Metro (104)  2019-08-06
New Agriculture Secretary William Dar on Tuesday said he wants an acccounting of ₱4 billion in funds released to assist rice farmers. The amount is part of the ₱5 billion the Department of Budget and Management released in December 2018 to complement the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund...
Philippines: AgriNurture expands exports of coco water products in US (186)  2019-07-09
AgriNurture Inc. (ANI), a listed agribusiness company, is expanding its water exports business following the successful entry of its product in Walmart stores. Walmart, the US retailing giant, is carrying ANI’s products through a partnership with Cocojoy USA, which is distributing ANI&rsquo..
Philippines: Agri-agra loans rise 19% in Q1 (185)  2019-07-09
Philippine banks continued to fall short of the mandated threshold for agriculture and agrarian reform lending despite the 18.9 percent increase in the first quarter, data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) showed. The BSP reported the banking system was able to set aside a total of P..
El Niño's crop damage has no 'adverse impact' on national production – DA (339)  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 (315)  2019-03-27
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 counterpart, István Nagy, ..
Philippines prompts brown rice programme (728)  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 (679)  2018-12-30
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 harvested by February or March n..
Banana firms mull corporate rice farming (495)  2018-12-16
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 Exporters Association (PBGEA..
Coco millers to buy copra from farmers at P24/kilo (495)  2018-12-16
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 price of P24 per kilogram. ..
Industrial crops output up in Q3 (463)  2018-12-16
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. In its latest major non-food..
NIA opens P134-M irrigation system (492)  2018-12-09
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 irrigate 2,289 hectares of a..
DA’s TienDA food marketing program may boost tourism: Piñol (854)  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 raised suc..
Philippines: Rice prices up for 8th straight month (823)  2018-08-22
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 wholesale price of well-milled..
DOST 10 opens undergrad scholarship applications up to August 31 (809)  2018-08-18
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 August 14, 2018 at Limketkai Luxe Hotel, DOST reg..
Philippines: Agriculture output hardly grows in Q2 (696)  2018-08-08
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 production expanded by measly 0..
Philippines:Typhoons cause P2 billion in damage to farming, fisheries (658)  2018-07-30
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 value crops, livestock and fishe..
NFA intensifies rice price monitoring (868)  2018-07-01
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 diversion or adulteration o..
Agriculture department sets suggested prices for rice, other goods (962)  2018-06-25
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 Metro Manila markets. The S..
Philippines to import rice through 2020 despite rising output - minister (811)  2018-06-19
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 target for the Philippines to..
Philippines to import up to 200,000 tonnes of sugar (833)  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 (760)  2018-05-29
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) theories, practices and principles. The ..
Afmech to spur dev’t of farm machines in Philippines (1943)  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 (2063)  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 (2107)  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 (2081)  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 (1938)  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 (1927)  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 (2098)  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 (1798)  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 (1855)  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 (2157)  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 (2051)  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 (2280)  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? (2206)  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..