Philippines

PH temporarily bans bird imports, poultry products from Netherlands

PH temporarily bans bird imports, poultry products from Netherlands By Catherine Teves   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  — The Department of Agriculture (DA) is imposing a temporary ban on importation of domestic and wild birds from Grootegast, Groningen in the Netherlands due to an outbreak of virus-driven H5N6 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in that place. … Continue reading

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DA, DepEd talk to reintroduce agriculture in public schools

DA, DepEd talk to reintroduce agriculture in public schools By Perla Lena ILOILO CITY (Philippines News Agency) — Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said that talks are ongoing between officials of his department and the Department of Education (DepEd) about the plan to reintroduce agriculture in public school curriculum. “We are working on a program that … Continue reading

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New rice program seeks higher yield, zero importation

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Government launched ‘Masaganang Ani 200′ which aims to raise farmers’ rice yield to 200 cavans per hectare to stop importation, stabilizing food supply as globally traded ricethins down 36 million metric tons (MT). Since the Philippines has long been recognized as highly vulnerable to calamity-causing climate change, it is important … Continue reading

Agriculture Secretary cites keys to rice self-sufficiency goal
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Agriculture Secretary cites keys to rice self-sufficiency goal

Piñol cites keys to rice self-sufficiency goal By Leslie D. Venzon LOS BANOS, Laguna (Philippines News Agency) — Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol is optimistic that the country will achieve its rice self-sufficiency goal in two to three years. “There are four things we need to focus: good seeds, support for fertilization, irrigation and mechanization,” he … Continue reading