The Department of Agriculture blamed low supply brought about by crop conversion as the main cause in the price hikes in garlic and rice. Militant farmers, however, decried low goverment subsidy and rapid importation as the culprit of the current problems in agriculture.
FADC spokesperson Pedro Arnado told Davao Today that Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s proposal to Paquibato farmers to embrace oil palm “may be enticing”, but warns that only businessmen may profit at the expense of farmers.
Three top officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines will be in the city’s Paquibato District on June 12, Independence Day to declare the rural area “peaceful and development ready”.
Right after grabbing a cup of coffee; I make rounds in my newly established backyard garden to kick-off my day. It is a warm and pleasant sunny day here in the valley, the sun said: Hello! It’s summer time. Proper crop management in the garden is required, especially this summer season. Here are few tips in taking good care of your backyard garden this summer.
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte who appeared before the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food hearing Monday said the current state policy on importation of rice does not benefit the Filipino farmers.