Urban Agri: Greening and Feeding the Cities
Put agriculture on the discussion table and one would automatically think of the countryside—the rural landscape where we have sprawling spaces to grow our crops. And as a big contributor to the nation’s economy—that is, 10% share in the GDP, 31% in employment, 12% in total exports—the government has invested considerable resources to develop the agriculture sector.
Private sector support vital to Phl agribusiness dev’t – Alcala
The Agriculture Department is keen on creating an efficient business environment to increase earnings and competitiveness of local farmers and at the same time, encourage foreign businessmen to invest in the country to further spur the agribusiness sector.
PRDP exceeds target areas for engagement
The Department of Agriculture said today that the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) has exceeded its targeted areas for engagement in its first year.
Aggie chief urges BPI to exert best efforts
“This is the last quarter of the game,” Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Proceso J. Alcala announced, urging employees of the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) to exert their best efforts to accomplish targets set by the Aquino government.
WB conducts 1st review mission for DA's rural development projects
The Department of Agriculture's (DA) Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) sub-project portfolio is now pegged at P11.382 Billion (B), which includes production, marketing, and logistics support for farmers and fishers in the countryside.
DA 11 continues to provide projects in conflict-affected areas
The Department of Agriculture (DA) 11 vowed to continue its support to conflict-affected areas through PAMANA (Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan at Pangkaunlaran) program.
Intensified agricultural R &D crucial in achieving biotech’s potentials
A strong research and development pillar built around a robust and creative scientific community that is able to generate novel and beneficial technologies is needed to realize the potential benefits of biotechnology for the country, according to Agriculture Undersecretary for Policy and Planning Segfredo Serrano.
DA chief keen on developing eel industry
The Department of Agriculture and local eel growers have agreed to consolidate their efforts to compete in the lucrative export market.