Incoming Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol demanded the local government to guarantee sufficiency of rice supply to ensure food production, and welfare of local farmers and other producers.
Following the onslaught of El Niño, farmers from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao unite to combat La Niña.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) is now finalizing the damage report caused by the El Niño phenomenon on the crops and farms of farmers in Region 11.
Peasant group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) is now reminding president-elect Rodrigo Duterte of his promise to push for land reform.
The Bureau of Soils Water Management has started cloud seeding operations in the region, an official of the Department of Agriculture 11 said.
The National Food Authority (NFA) of Davao reported on Monday, March 28 that based on their survey, there will be no big price hike for rice throughout the El Niño period in the region.
A local association of commercial hog raisers want the government to take steps to open export markets.
Groups advocating organic farming worry on the possible contamination of cornfields in Mindanao after a study conducted by farmers’ group Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (Masipag) showed a white corn variety in Bukidnon tested positive with the genetically modified Round-up Ready (RR corn) hybrid traits.
A group asked farmers to invest in the production of milk and other dairy products to fill the supply gap in the market.
The Cacao Industry Development Association of Mindanao (Cidami) said on Monday that there is an increasing demand of cacao this year in terms of its production and exportation.
City Council on Wednesday invited concerned agencies on the matter of alleged fake rice that is proliferating here.
City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte during his program Sunday, warned fake rice importers to stop importing products that may harm the consumers.