|Sep 01, 2011||
NTA Expects More Farmers to Engage in Tobacco Production
Source: Philippine Information Agency ILAGAN, Isabela, August 31 (PIA) -- The National Tobacco Administration (NTA) is expecting more farmers to engage in tobacco production as its demand is seen this year, according to Herman Torres of NTA Isabela office. READ MORE »
|Aug 31, 2011||
US Expert to Talk on Biotech as Potent Tool to Address Climate Change and Food Security
Source: Bureau of Agricultural Research In its continuing effort to disseminate recent and relevant information in the agriculture sector, the Philippine Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), in collaboration with the United States Department of State's Biotechnology Outreach Program, will conduct a seminar titled, "Biotechnology: A Potent Tool for Climate Change Adaptation and Food Security" on 7 September 2011, 2PM at the 4/F BAR Building, Visayas Ave., Diliman, Quezon City.
|Aug 26, 2011||
Paje Welcomes Bill Delineating Forest Boundaries
Source: DENR Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje welcomed the inclusion of the bill on forest line delineation in the priority measures being pushed by Malacañang, saying the measure will “affirm the constitutional provision mandating Congress to set the specific limits of forest lands and national parks.” READ MORE »
|Aug 25, 2011||
25th National Coconut Week Celebration
Source: Department of Agriculture , Manila Bulletin Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala expresses his support to the coconut industry, stating the numerous benefits one can get from the tree of life. Speaking before the audience of the 25th National Coconut Week Celebration and 10th Coconut Festival, Alcala said that the Department of Agriculture is aggressive in pursuing the Kasaganaan sa Niyugan ay Kaunlaran ng Bayan (KAANIB) program to coconut-growing communities to aid ...
|Aug 25, 2011||
Pilot Production of Organic Pigs by 10 Farmer-Cooperators to Build up Lechon as a Distinct Filipino Dish
Source: Department of Agriculture A pilot production of organic pigs by 10 farmer-cooperators in Southern Luzon will build up marketing of ‘lechon’ as a distinct Filipino dish, preserve indigenous pig species, and give livelihood to farflung areas. The breeding and production of native pigs by 10 initial farmer-cooperators in Southern Luzon will bolster the Philippines’ unique culture of serving lechon in special occasions. READ MORE »
|Aug 24, 2011||
Experts: Biotech Crops are Compatible with other Resistance Management Strategies
Source: SEARCA Various experts have expressed their views about the compatibility and advantage of biotech crops especially Bt crops with other resistance management strategies during the "Trainers Training Workshop on Insecticide Resistance Management (IRM) in Vegetables" held last August 16, 2011 in Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. READ MORE »
|Aug 24, 2011||
DA to Help Transform Veggie Bowls in Negros
Source: Official Gazette , Department of Agriculture , Philippine Information Agency The Department of Agriculture will partner with local officials and farmers to transform semi-temperate areas in Negros Island as “vegetable salad bowls” in the Visayas that will provide the vegetable needs of the cities of San Carlos, Dumaguete, Bacolod and Cebu. READ MORE »
|Aug 22, 2011||
Transport of Livestock Animals, Meat Now Allowed
Source: Official Gazette , Department of Agriculture Livestock farmers, traders, and processors can now freely transport their animals and meat products within the country, as long as appropriate permits are secured from concerned agencies of the Department of Agriculture (DA). Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala said this is one of the favorable results of the recent recognition and declaration of the entire Philippines as free from foot and mouth disease (FMD) without ...
|Aug 18, 2011||
Coco-Cacao Intercropping Yields Cash, Mitigates Climate Change
Source: Philippine Information Agency KALIBO, Aklan, August 17 (PIA) -- Intercropping coconuts with cacao for increased income is a good idea; but doing it to help mitigate climate change makes it a superb one. This situation is now happening in Aklan with coconut-cacao intercropping scheme being taken seriously by Aklanons with the specific aim of earning extra cash.
|Aug 18, 2011||
Source: Manila Bulletin MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is among the 175 member-states to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) that have submitted their fourth national reports, a requirement for all 193 parties to assess each country's progress in reducing biodiversity loss. READ MORE »