PH’s livestock epidemiological status a market boon—DA
The Philippine’s status as a country free from foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) and peste des petits ruminants (PPR) or goat plague gives the local livestock industry an edge in the international meat and meat products market, according to the Department of Agriculture (DA).
PCC explores fungus as natural bio-control agent vs. liver flukes in carabao
The Philippine Carabao Center, an attached agency of the Department of Agriculture, is set to conduct a study that will explore the use of a common fungus as a bio-control agent to address liver flukes that infest an estimated 2.8 million carabaos in the Philippines. This is made possible by a research grant from the Department of Agriculture Biotechnology Program Office, which is mandated to support initiatives on the safe and responsible use of biotechnology in the area of agriculture and food production.
DA celebrates 117 years of service to agriculture and fisheries sectors
The Department of Agriculture celebrated, from 22-26 June 2015, its 117th year of existence. The agency mandated to develop and uplift the country’s agriculture and fisheries sectors was officially created by the revolutionary government on 23 June 1898, eleven days after the first Philippine President - Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo declared the country’s independence.
Texting OK in ag ex – PhilRice researcher
Access to farming information is now taking a new trend as modern technology plays pivotal roles in reaching Filipino farmers.
PHL is a frontrunner in food safety – Pres. Aquino
The Philippines is performing very well in terms of food safety.
This was according to President Benigno Simeon Aquino III who graced the opening of the Livestock Philippines 2015, on June 25, 2015 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
Geotagging recognized as an effective transparency tool for gov’t projs
The World Bank (WB) has recently recognized the Philippines as the leading nation in utilizing geotagging—a vital tool in promoting transparency of government-implemented projects.
DA-PRDP coco water product-testing shows good feedback
“It tastes good and sweet. If I need energy, I’ll choose this,” said triathlete Hayley Goldberg after she had a taste of the soon-to-be launched coco water product developed and packaged by Camarines Sur farmers with support from the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP).
Take advantage of the rain – DA
Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala urged rice farmers to plant early and take advantage of the water supply brought about by the rainy season.
Philippine agriculture and fishery products showcased in int’l trade show
Philippine agriculture and fishery products took the spotlight at the 2nd SIAL-ASEAN Manila international trade show, which attracted at least 10,000 visitors from 40 countries, making it the biggest B2B (business to business) platform for the Philippine food industry and the rest of the Southeast Asian region.