LOCAL FOOD FESTIVAL READIES PANAY FARMERS FOR SUSTAINABLE ‘AGRIPRENEURSHIP’

ILOILO CITY – The Panay Local Food Festival and Trade Show held on March 1 to 2 at Robinsons Place Iloilo seeks to derive bigger marketing opportunities to 11 farmers associations and cooperatives who are beneficiaries of the Panay Island Upland Sustainable Rural Development Project (PIU-SRDP). The marketing event was organized by the Korea International […]

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DA CHIEF EXPLAINS NEW RICE LAW TO VISAYAS STAKEHOLDERS

ILOILO CITY — Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Manny Piňol led the last leg of the national consultation for RA 11203 or Rice Trade Liberalization Law with the stakeholders from Visayas regions today in Iloilo City. The forum seeks to explain the salient features of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the law. “The […]

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PIÑOL LAUDS KOICA PROJECT FOR PANAY UPLAND FARMERS

ILOILO CITY — Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol thanked the South Korean government for the Panay Island Upland Sustainable Rural Development Project (PIU-SRDP) which helped improved the lives of the marginalized farmers. “The two critical components of productivity and poverty alleviation in this country are access to credit and direct market. This KOICA project in […]

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MIAGAO FARMERS GROUP GETS PINAWA RICE MILL

Miagao organic farmers will be able to boost their production and marketing of brown rice or locally known as pinawa as they have recently received one unit of rice paddy huller from the Department of Agriculture (DA) Western Visayas through the Organic Agriculture (OA) Program. The P700, 000-worth of pinawa rice mill was installed in […]

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FIVE-YEAR DA WESTERN VISAYAS CORPORATE PLAN UNVEILED

Gearing towards improved farmers’ competitiveness and productivity, the Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Field Office 6 has launched today its five-year Corporate Plan. “For the past years, we have been planning and implementing projects for our beneficiaries, but we have not delved on how we will be able to strengthen and capacitate our own people […]

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DA 6 HOLDS BROWN RICE COOKING TILT

ILOILO CITY- As part of the National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM) celebration launched today, the Department of Agriculture (DA) 6 organized a challenge for rural women to prepare dishes which will highlight the use of brown rice as the main ingredient. Five teams from the provinces of Iloilo and Negros Occidental showcased their cooking prowess […]

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