The Benguet Agri-Pinoy Trading Center (BAPTC), which is expected to open first quarter next year, is seen by the Department of Agriculture (DA) as a pilot model of value-chain approach in developing and strengthening the agribusiness sector in the Philippines.
Members of the Matigsalog and Obu Manuvu tribes in Marilog, Davao City can now look forward to a more progressive future as the Department of Agriculture and other government agencies recently sealed a partnership with their leaders to bring sustainable livelihood and income opportunities to their communities, notably in agro-forestry and livestock growing.
MRDP-funded irrigation project in Malaybalay, Bukidnon to double cropping intensity of palay planters
Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala inaugurated on November 12 the P39.52-million Managok Communal Irrigation Subproject in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon that will allow palay farmers in Barangay Managok and neighboring communities to plant at least twice a year.
The only Filipino to date who has served as head of a global agricultural research institute relinquishes his post on December 31, 2014, after an unprecedented three five-year terms, leaving behind a legacy benefitting millions of farmers in India, Africa, and other dryland countries in the world, including the Philippines.
Boosted by crops and livestock subsectors, Philippine agriculture managed to grow by 9.55 percent in terms of value and by 0.33 percent in terms of volume for the first nine months of the year, all despite considerable damage caused by successive typhoons to the industry, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported.
Kapalong, Davao del Norte - A World Bank (WB) senior official has expressed his admiration of how development projects are being implemented here and and how it has changed the lives of its beneficiaries.
Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Proceso Alcala led the turnover of indigenous and fruit-bearing trees to Marikina City in an effort to boost LGU’s urban agriculture campaign, and to contribute to the reforestation of the Marikina Watershed.
Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala today advised consumers to purchase meat and meat products from National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) accredited or LGU registered slaughterhouses and meat shops to avoid "hot" and "double-dead" meat.