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'You are one of the country’s best entrepreneurs.... I am confident that you know the significance of research and early innovation in an industry’s success, as smart a woman as you claim to be.'
According to a UN report, a key obstacle is unequal access: while some people throw away food they buy too much of, others cannot afford or find the nutrition they need
'How I wish that in the future, the Senate may have a more strict way of selecting chairpersons for committees. Put someone in the agricultural committee who does not forget that their service is for the country and the people.'
The Commission on Audit says the goals of the 2009 Dairy Goat Development Project 'were not fully realized' due to anomalies
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says legislators are already set to postpone the 2020 barangay and SK elections, whose funds can now be realigned to other government programs next year
Total loans grow by 8% in July, as Landbank expands direct credit to small farmers and fishers
Cebu province eases restrictions on backyard-raised hogs coming from the Visayas
The QC government orders the immediate culling of all hogs in backyard piggeries in barangays Bagong Silangan and Payatas
A task force chaired by President Rodrigo Duterte will be ensuring that the African swine fever outbreak in parts of Rizal and Bulacan will not spread to other areas
Cebu provincial authorities say they are only allowing the entry of livestock raised in commercial farms in the Visayas and Mindanao. The Negros Occidental shipment were backyard swines.
With the threat of the African swine fever just across its borders, Pampanga becomes the first Luzon province to impose a hog blockade
The Department of Agriculture says the African swine fever cases in Rizal and Bulacan may be considered an outbreak, but not an epidemic
Misamis Oriental joins 3 other provinces which sealed off its borders to prevent its local hog industry from African swine fever contamination
Agriculture Secretary William Dar leads the unloading of NFA rice in Commonwealth Market in Quezn City, which will be sold at P27 per kilo
'There is no slaughterhouse or piggery in Marikina. The dead pigs could have been from the upstream of Rizal,' says Marikina City Mayor Marcy Teodoro
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says lawmakers also seek to create a Camp Development Fund, where each police and military camp would get P500 million to modernize facilities
Agriculture Secretary William Dar and Health Secretary Francisco Duque III assure the public that pork is safe to eat, as long as it bears the stamp of the National Meat Inspection Service
Some farmers are already selling palay at a loss, but consumers have yet to enjoy significantly lower rice prices
Senator Cynthia Villar wants the Department of Agriculture to account for how it used the funds that the Department of Budget and Management released in 2018
Pigs are dying because of an unidentified disease. Raisers are reportedly making sausages out of the infected hogs. The Department of Agriculture holds a media briefing, but hardly offers answers.
Agriculture Secretary William Dar confirms that pigs have been dying in several areas, but declines to give any more details until laboratory tests determine the cause
Economic managers need to be more forthright about the state of the Philippine economy and not paint a picture of it that is rosier than the data suggest
They grow flowers, vegetables, and herbs without synthetic fertilizers, and raise their animals without antibiotics, steroids or growth hormones
Year-to-date, agricultural output is down by 0.24%. The government is aiming for it to reach 3.5% in 2019.
Agriculture didn't even grow 1% in 2018. Acting Secretary William Dar says he plans to improve the numbers through programs and reforms.
After saying he might pick a former military man to head the Department of Agriculture, President Rodrigo Duterte chooses an agriculture expert instead
Once implemented, suggested retail prices for rice would be adjusted every two weeks to reflect landing costs and average farmgate prices of palay
Getting to a world where no one is suffering from hunger by then remains an 'immense challenge,' the report says
The Department of Agriculture and the Department of the Interior and Local Government will team up to provide water for irrigation as well as for drinking to far-flung barangays
You may decide not to stay long, but the lessons will stay with you forever
Philippine officials impose the temporary ban on pork and pork products from Germany after a shipment from that country was found mixed with pork from Poland, which has an African swine fever epidemic
President Rodrigo Duterte accepts Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol's resignation and says he can better serve in Mindanao where he can help the new Bangsamoro government
(4th UPDATE) Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol recommends as his replacement Undersecretary Waldo Carpio, brother-in-law of presidential daughter Sara Duterte Carpio, as well as two other undersecretaries
The Department of Agriculture's temporary import ban on pork goods from Laos will immediately take effect
The Department of Agriculture says there are findings that African swine fever can be transmitted through plant-based feeds
University of the Philippines Los Baños graduate Romel Arrobang recalls his grandfather saying, 'Kung hindi ako magtatanim, paano kakain ang mga tao?'
The Department of Agriculture sets up stalls in Metro Manila to boost the sales of excess mangoes. Here's where to find them.
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says the lifting of the ban is a gesture of goodwill as the Philippines also seeks to increase the market access of its agriculture exports to Japan
Aside from other perks, the new law requires the government to provide capital to agriculture and fisheries graduates to help them pursue enterprises related to their course
From January to early May this year, North Korea only received 54.4 millimeters of rain or snow, the smallest amount since the same period in 1982, the state-run KCNA says
Though the Department of Agriculture said El Niño would have little effect on national production especially for rice, the dry spell does hurt 1st quarter production of the crops subsector
The Office of the Ombudsman also files criminal charges against 3 Department of Agriculture officials and 4 others, including Janet Napoles
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says reforming the procurement process for farmers will result in better bidding and production
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says he wants coconut farmers to go beyond copra. It remains unclear, however, when the coco levy fund will be released.
(UPDATED) Agiculture Secretary Manny Piñol discusses the possibility with Chinese Consul General Li Lin as China continues to deal with its African swine fever crisis
The removal of the National Food Authority from the importation process is expected to cut the time needed to process import permits
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, however, says the investigation into traders jacking up sugar prices will still depend on the participation of the industry's stakeholders
The Department of Agriculture says 247,610 farmers and fisherfolk are affected by El Niño as of April 25
Central Luzon, Ilocos, and Cagayan Valley survive the onslaught of El Niño due to proper irrigation, according to their agriculture regional directors
Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says sugar, a basic commodity, is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Agriculture