PhilMech develops more efficient palay drying system
The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech), an attached agency of the Department of Agriculture, has developed a prototype machine that uses a more efficient drying technology for palay (unmilled) rice called fluidized bed drying.
Alcala turns over P216 M agri support to Caraga
The Department of Agriculture recently turned over to the Caraga region agricultural support amounting to P216 million.
Agriculture still manages to grow in Q3 despite rough weather
The Department of Agriculture said today, production in the poultry subsector expanded by 8.76 percent, as agriculture still managed to grow by 0.04 percent in the third quarter of 2015 despite harsh weather.
Continued rise in tuna production leads to 1.80 percent increase in fisheries output
The Department of Agriculture said today the fisheries subsector produced 1.80 percent more output in the third quarter of the year, riding on the continued rise in the production of tuna.
Philippines ranks 4th in Asia in land devoted to organic agriculture
The Department of Agriculture National Organic Agriculture Program (NOAP) said today the Philippines now ranks fourth among the leading Asian countries in terms of land devoted to organic agriculture.
DA convenes Mindanao stakeholders to draft regional agricultural and fisheries mechanization plan
The Department of Agriculture (DA) convened stakeholders across Mindanao for a consultation and drafting of Regional Agricultural and Fisheries Mechanization Plan (RAFMechP) to enhance and fast- track the adoption of farm mechanization in the country.
DA info officer bags Dangal ng Bayan award
An information officer of the Department of Agriculture has been recently chosen as a 2015 Outstanding Public Official and Employee, more popularly known as Dangal ng Bayan awardee.
Gov’t to implement water-saving technologies
The National Convergence Initiative for Sustainable Rural Development (NCI-SRD) recently conducted a workshop to develop an action plan for the implementation of water harvesting facility projects and the adoption of Cistern Technology System which is commonly used in areas where water is scarce.
Alcala: Let's lower production cost
To increase local rice production and to make our farmers competitive for the ASEAN market, Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala told researchers, scientists and other personnel of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) to continue its efforts to reach the P9 per kilogram production cost target before 2017.