While security officials of the current and next administrations are finding means and ways to curb Abu Sayyaf-led atrocities in Basilan, Sulu and Tawi (BaSulTa), incoming agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol has delved on vital measures to economically capacitate the people of the three island provinces.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) will implement a ratooning program covering 100,000 hectares to produce more palay and offset losses due to back-to-back typhoons that hit Luzon recently.Continue reading …
Manila, Philippines – Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala leads the observance of the 2011 World Food Day (WFD) today with singer and actress Lea Salonga as special guest. Alcala said the Department of Agriculture (DA) has partnered with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) in observing World Food Day in […]Continue reading …
Manila, Philippines – The country is now on the road to carve a niche in the $3 trillion halal market after Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala approved the national halal standards for farm and fisheries on September 7, 2011. Alcala’s imprimatur completes a process that started several ago and involved not only Islamic clerics but […]Continue reading …