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Villar cites R&D role in agri growth

Sen. Cynthia A. Villar has underscored the need to invest in research and development (R&D) to hasten the growth and development of the agriculture sector. Villar, chairperson of the Senate Agriculture and Food Committee, stressed that agriculture growth is very important because majority or two-thirds of the population are directly and indirectly involved in agriculture. […]

Senator Cynthia Villar on Monday reiterated her call to “mechanize” the agriculture sector which, she said, would boost not only the competitiveness of the country’s agricultural products but also the income of farmers.

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Sen. Cynthia A. Villar has vowed to pursue legislation aimed at balancing the Philippine’s need to increase marine life production and the need to sustain biodiversity of the country’s marine waters in the 17th Congress.

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This was how Agriculture Secretary-designate Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol described the corruption at the Department of Agriculture in his meeting with different stakeholders in the agriculture sector at the Garden Oasis Restaurant here Friday.

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Two landmark legislations aiming to protect the interest of the agriculture sector have been signed into law by President Aquino.

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MANILA, Philippines – Win over climate change by engaging in organic agriculture. Dr. Victoria Espaldon, professor and dean of the School of Environmental Management of the University of the Philippines at Los Banos (UPLB-SEM), gave this advice recently to farmers in the hope of winning them over from conventional farming. Espaldon made the pitch in […]

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