DA prepares livestock, poultry industry for fiercer – but more profitable – global trade, increased demand for meat products
The Department of Agriculture sees bright prospects for the Filipino livestock and poultry industry as it enters into an era of globalized markets and increased demand for quality and safe meat products. And to translate these opportunities into reality for smallholder farmers, the agency said it will sustain its efforts meant to provide the necessary facilities and policy environment for further growth.
The San Vicente Multi-Purpose Cooperative of Sto.Tomas, Davao del Norte recently availed around P 4.8 million worth of farm machineries from the regional office of the Department of Agriculture (DA 11).
The Department of Agriculture said that food self-sufficiency could be the lasting legacy of the Aquino administration.
DA Rice Program conducts mushroom production project national assessment and planning workshop in Bicol
More than 50 implementers, farmer-partners and other stakeholders from various parts of the country attended the 3rd National Quarterly Assessment and Planning Workshop of the Community-Based Mushroom Production Project (CBMPP) on 9-12 September 2014 held at the Villa Caceres Hotel in Naga City.
Help the rice farmers cope with the onslaught of El Niño through adequate information.
Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), the country`s lead agency in rice science and development, had produced and rolled out information materials on El Niño to equip the farmers with better chances of adapting to the warmer-than-usual phenomenon.
Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala is encouraging farmers and fishers to insure their lands and crops to avoid losses brought by incidences of pest and diseases, typhoons and other natural calamities.