For a faster and more efficient reporting and data sharing within the Department of Agriculture, the DA-Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) has developed a web-based management information system (MIS) for use of concerned DA family agencies.
Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Proceso J. Alcala assured local government officials that the agribusiness sector of the country is now ready for the ASEAN economic integration by 2015.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) highlights the importance of family farmers in providing healthy and sufficient food for the world during the 2014 World Food Day celebration in the Philippines on October 13-17, 2014.
As the country joins the world in commemorating this year’s World Food Day, the Department of Agriculture announced that the rehabilitation efforts in farming and fishing communities affected by typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) continue, with focus increasingly shifting from clearing operations and immediate food production to the re-establishment of vital infrastructure and market linkages.
Rosalinda Basamot considers herself a happy farmer as she is earning a respectable livelihood by planting rice, corn, and winged bean, along with vermicompost production and cattle fattening. Rosa, as she is fondly called, is a farmer-cooperator of the Community-based Participatory Action Research (CPAR) project implemented by the Department of Agriculture –Regional Field Office (DA-RFO) 1 and funded by the Department of Agriculture –Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR).
Department of Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said reports that the DA mishandled Priority Development Assistance Funds (PDAF) might be 'recycled' news.
Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala assured the agribusiness sector and its development partners that the government has been working to better prepare the agri-fishery for fast-liberalizing global trade, including the much-anticipated ASEAN economic integration by end of 2015.