Agri Sec seeks to change lives of Filipino farmers
Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala urged vegetable farmers of Matalongon, Dalaguete, Cebu to plant cauliflower, brocolli, sweet peas, and lettuce alternately with their regular produce to be able to demand a competitive price for their harvest and earn more from their hard work.
DA helps upgrade NV trading center
The Department of Agriculture (DA) continues to pour in resources to hasten the establishment of agricultural trading centers in strategic areas nationwide to assist farm producers and consumers alike.
PH’s first organic trading center opens in NV
The Cagayan Valley Regional Organic Trading Center (ROTC) located in Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya opened its doors to farmers, traders and buyers of organic agricultural products with its inauguration on May 21, 2015 led by Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Proceso J. Alcala.
Farmers’/Fisher’s Month calls for collective efforts for healthy soils
This month, the Department of Agriculture celebrates the contribution of the agri-fishery laborers to the growth of Philippine agriculture and present economic status of the country.
DA steps up effort to unify trading center operations
The Department of Agriculture has intensified its consultation activities with Agri-Pinoy Trading Center (APTC) stakeholders to come up with a unified set of standards that will govern the operations of APTCs in the country.
Pectin extraction technology undergoes pilot testing
The technology to extract pectin from mango peels is being tested at a pilot scale by the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (DA-PhilMech) in collaboration with agribusiness companies.
Bt corn a concrete illustration of advantages of modern biotechnology-DA-Biotech Program
The Department of Agriculture said Bt corn, which has been commercialized in the Philippines and many other countries for more than a decade, is a concrete illustration of the advantages of modern biotechnology.
DA promotes local mango industry for global competitiveness
The Department of Agriculture is continuously promoting Philippine mangoes, hailed as the sweetest and most luscious in the world, to be at par with the international market. As such, the food agency is prioritizing measures that would enable local growers to grow high quality mangoes that conform with international standards.
DA working to sustain agri growth momentum – Alcala
Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala lauded the performance of the agriculture sector as it grew by nearly two percent in the first three months of 2015, saying that the challenge now for the Department of Agriculture is how to sustain the growth momentum amid weather-related risks and other challenges.