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DA palay ratooning program set

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.

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 […]

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Manila, Philippines – Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala is keen on the idea of creating a Department of Fisheries, saying that archipelagic nations actually have ministries of fisheries and other countries concerned with protecting pelagic fishes have also strengthened offices charged with managing marine resources. Lawyer Rodolfo Paz, general manager of the Philippine Fisheries Development […]

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Manila, Philippines – White and yellow onions will come aplenty in the next two weeks after the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) approved the importation of 4,000 metric tons (MT) of the commodity. BPI Director Dr. Clarito Barron said he signed the authorization last week in anticipation of the heavy demand for the two types […]

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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 […]

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Manila, Philippines – Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Proceso J. Alcala has pledged to support the culture of bees or apiculture for honey and as an adjunct enterprise to orchard fruit production. Alcala made the commitment during a meeting early this month of apiculture industry stakeholders at the National Apiculture Research, Training, and Development Institute […]

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