November 22, 2012

The National Food Authority will aggressively buy palay from local farmers as the agency veers away from importation and focus on local procurement for its food security buffer stock.

August 13, 2012


The Philippine agriculture sector grew by 0.93 percent (%) in the first half of 2012, with a gross value of P691.4 billion at current prices.

A few days after a 6.9-magnitude earthquake hit Negros Oriental, the Department of Agriculture immediately provided a seed fund to assist food retailers in five adversely affected municipalities.

"Beef cattle can now be raised even in a small backyard area." This was bared by Agriculture Regional Livestock Division Chief Rafael T. Mercado following a signing of memorandum of agreement with the University of the Philippines-Mindanao (UP-Min) who will implement the Mindanao Cattle Development Research and Experimental Project.

Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala issued a memurandum order for  temporary ban on the importation of animals, their products and by products originating from Paraguay.

Report submitted to the Office of Interantional des Epizooties  states that there was an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in Paraguay which was confirmed in a cattle farm in San Pedro Aguaray 
Amista, San Pedro Paraguay  last January 2, 2012.

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