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Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala expressed confidence that “Filipino farmers can be at par with the best farmers of the world” with the results of Palayabangan, a nationwide farming contest, during this year`s dry season.
With the support of the Trade Related Technical Assistance Project 3 (TRTA 3) and the Better Training for Safer Food (BTSF) programme, over forty participating fish exporters together with the certifying officers of the Department of Agriculture (DA) Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) are presently undergoing a two-day training on the “Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES) for the Export of Fishery and Aquatic Products to the European Union (EU)”. The training is set to be conducted in two batches on 17-18 June and 19-20 June 2014 at the Marco Polo Hotel in Cebu City.
The Philippines and Spain have agreed to review their partnership in plant and animal science, organic farming and coastal management, among other areas of collaboration, in an effort to boost the long-standing economic interchange between the two agriculture-based economies.
In order to fast track the thrust towards a rabies-free Philippines, Department of Agriculture (DA) Undersecretary for Livestock Jose Reano called for tighter collaboration with the Department of Health (DOH), other government agencies and the private sector in the fulfillment of the shared commitment of total rabies eradication by 2016.
Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala announced on Monday, July 14, that the Department of Agriculture (DA) will continue to pursue measures and strategies to attain the government’s 100% rice sufficiency target.
Although the Coconut Scale Insect (CSI) “cocolisap” infestation is not alarming in Davao region, the Department of Agriculture (DA) 11 and the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) 11 has already prepared mitigating measures to combat the possible attack of the said specie.
Reports from the regions infer that there is no significant effect of the impending drought yet, but vulnerable areas have already been identified and mitigation and adaptation plans have been prepared. Rainfall has significantly decreased contributing to the decline of water level in the major water reservoirs. Region II has been experiencing light to moderate rainfall for the previous days but NIA-MARIIS Reservior is above the highest and lowest critical elevations of the Magat Dam.
Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala opened the Pangasinan Agri-Pinoy Trading Center (APTC) in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan on July 9, 2014 as part of the government’s efforts to revolutionize the lives of small farmers in the north and enable them to be Agri-Preneurs.
Statement of the Department of Agriculture on the appointment of BPI Dir. Clarito Barron as Special Technical Assistant for Field Operations Service
We would like to announce the appointment of Director Clarito M. Barron of the Bureau of Plant Industry as Special Technical Assistant for Field Operations Service starting effectively on Wednesday, July 9, 2014.