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The 30-hectare project is targeted to begin construction in 2021
'What has ABS-CBN done in the service of the Filipino? This is the accusing, if not sarcastic, question many administration allies ask...'
Seasonal workers handling Finland's berry harvests usually come from abroad, but the coronavirus pandemic prompts farmers to seek help from locals
Vietnam usually exports more than $30 million worth of fresh lychees each season, but business is down as the coronavirus crisis triggers border closures
'Supporting our local farmers and domestic agricultural industry should be an important foundation of a post-pandemic, green way of life'
The Department of Agriculture says Typhoon Ambo (Vongfong) affected 70,533 farmers and fisherfolk in the Cordillera Administrative Region, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol, and Eastern Visayas
'Tara na, plant, plant, plant,' says the actor-slash-food security ambassador
American farmers are seen to lose billions of dollars in revenues amid the coronavirus pandemic
The Department of Agriculture says the loans are zero interest, with technical assistance from the government
The eKadiwa project will provide access to local produce from the Department of Agriculture's partner agripreneurs. GrabExpress will handle deliveries through its service.
The Philippines is expected to import around 2.5 million MT of rice in 2020 and 3.3 million MT in 2021
The Department of Agriculture supports a project to develop some 20,000 hectares of idle ancestral lands for white corn production
Agriculture stakeholders ask the government to deploy fiscal stimulus to save the sector, as the pandemic cripples supply chains in the country
Cloud technology and RFIDs will be in use to track movement of goods, to identify where delays are happening, and to monitor where goods are needed
It took a pandemic for the national government to realize the need to buy directly from farmers
Farmers in Italy suffer a double whammy – the coronavirus lockdown and a drought caused by the driest spring in more than half a century
'Few people may be aware of the importance of this industry,' says a University of Florida expert, but it is 'a huge economic impact driver'
The United States will make direct payments to farmers, ranchers, and producers affected by the coronavirus pandemic
A charter plane carrying 180 Romanian agricultural workers arrives in Britain at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has forced a lockdown and boosted demand for food
The Department of Agriculture expands the list of goods under the price freeze 'to ensure availability of basic commodities at reasonable prices'
American farmers continue working despite the coronavirus pandemic, but demand is unpredictable and supply chains are disrupted
Argentina is a land of plenty, but its export industry has been badly affected by the worldwide lockdown
'Our rice farmers will receive it as a direct cash transfer that they can use to buy either farm inputs, food for their families, or anything they need,' says Agriculture Secretary William Dar
For Hong Kong's dwindling farming community, the coronavirus pandemic sparks a sudden boom in business
With a lockdown in place, sales of perishable goods drop in Spain
'It's about time that people residing in urban areas engage in urban agriculture while they practice home quarantine'
The Inter-Agency Task Force is seeking the approval of President Duterte to go through government-to-government arrangements
The H5N6 strain can be transmitted to humans, but Agriculture Secretary William Dar says transmission is very rare
Agriculture Secretary William Dar assures Metro Manila residents there is enough supply of food, as the capital prepares for the lockdown on March 15
'The difference may be minuscule, but there is no question that P2,591,435.40 is greater than P2,591,435.00,' rules the anti-graft Sandiganbayan
The Department of Agriculture in Davao Region says it will assist vendors affected by the closure of the lucrative pig auction in Sulop town
Aside from former Quezon City 4th District representative Nanette Daza, the anti-graft court also acquits 10 Department of Agriculture officials and a private defendant
A composite team of veterinarians reports incidences of African swine fever in the barangays of Malita – Bito, Kidalapong, Tubalan, Felis, Mana, Talogoy, and New Argao
Unwanted as they provide neither meat nor eggs, male chicks are ground up alive, gassed, electrocuted, or asphyxiated in plastic bags
Philippine agricultural growth settles below 1% in 2019, as typhoons hit critical areas and African swine fever spread in Luzon
The agriculture department's Bureau of Agricultural Research aims to conserve Bicol's breadfruit, one of the region's emerging traditional crops
The fisheries sector is now considered the most affected, with estimated losses amounting to P1.6 billion
The damaged commodities include rice, corn, coffee, cacao, banana, and high-value crops
The Department of Agriculture says affected farmers and fisherfolk may get a loan of P25,000 with zero interest, payable in 3 years
Heavy losses are recorded in rice, corn, banana, vegetable, and fruit tree plantations. The fisheries sector also takes a hit.
Agriculture Secretary William Dar says authorities must raise biosecurity measures in Kalibo and Caticlan airports to contain and prevent the entry of African swine fever in the province
This is an increase from the initial figure of P695.85 million, due to an updated report from Western Visayas and Eastern Visayas
Farmers and agricultural workers remain the most targeted, representing 63% of deaths
The students from indigenous communities are, however, displaced by mining operations and military attacks
Wakanda forever? The US Department of Agriculture says it had listed Black Panther's country as a free-trade partner during testing and mistakenly let the listing go live on the internet
'It could not have come at the most opportune time. The department in this junction of time needs a leader like him,' says Senator Cynthia Villar, chair of the Senate committee on agriculture
People are now paying attention to how we grow our food, and the youth may capitalize on this movement
'Our eagerness to protect, the intention is good. [But] the process should not actually violate...the privileges of others,' says Agriculture Undersecretary Ariel Cayanan
(UPDATED) Agriculture Secretary William Dar says the Philippine government will make it more difficult for rice imports to enter the country to help local farmers, but will not totally ban importation
Congratulations to the newest batch of agricultural and biosystems engineers!