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Damage to fisheries, farm sectors hit P31.1B

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The damage that the farming and fisheries sector sustained in the aftermath of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” has reached P31.1 billion and the Department of Agriculture plans to spend a third of that amount for recovery efforts.   Agriculture Undersecretary Dante S. Delima said in an interview that as of the latest assessment update, production losses totaled [...]

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Bureau of Customs’ crucial role in inclusive growth

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Will farmers and fisherfolk have a merry Christmas? Only if BOC exercises its role in inclusive growth.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Columnists,Headlines,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Agri output inched higher in 1st half

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Agricultural output grew by 1.4 percent in the first semester on the back of expansion in the subsectors of fisheries, poultry, livestock and palay.

Posted: August 8th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

The agriculture mechanization law

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Last June 5, President Noynoy Aquino signed the Agriculture and Fisheries Mechanization Law. Two questions must be answered: (1) Is mechanization good for us, since it will surely cause job losses? (2) If it is favorable, what is needed to make it successful?

Posted: June 20th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

PH misses ’12 farm output growth target

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The country’s farm output grew by 2.92 percent in 2012, falling short of the government’s growth target of between 3 percent and 5 percent.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

DA readies disaster response program

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The Department of Agriculture is crafting a disaster preparedness, response and rehabilitation program to cushion the destructive impacts of natural disasters, particularly typhoons and floods, on the country’s agriculture and fishery sector.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Modernizing agri-fisheries sector in PH

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Last Dec. 13, Department of Agriculture (DA) officials presented a draft Agriculture and Modernization Plan (2011-2017) to the National Agriculture and Fisheries Council (NAFC).

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Headlines,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Seaweed noodles catching on in many places in PH, says agri dept

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It’s “pancit” from the sea. Nutritious noodles made from seaweed are bringing new hope to poor families in Bicol and raising the incomes of seaweed farmers there, the Bureau of Agricultural Research of the Department of Agriculture said Friday.

Posted: October 19th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Fishers, floods and Aquino

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President Noynoy Aquino can make a strategic move to save fishers—who are among the poorest in our society—from floods.

Posted: August 9th, 2012 in Columnists | Read More »

Fishing to be banned on Burias Strait starting December

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After imposing a fishing moratorium that successfully replenished sardine stocks off the Zamboanga Peninsula last year, the Department of Agriculture is to close another major fishing ground in the country for three months starting in December to replenish sardine and tuna stocks.

Posted: July 23rd, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Industry leaders see no drop in prices of canned sardines

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The prices of canned sardines are not going to come down despite the recent lifting by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) of a ban on the catching of certain species of fish, industry leaders said Wednesday.

Posted: March 7th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Davao fishport hopes for better year for tuna industry

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Tuna industry players in Southern Mindanao are hoping for a richer catch in the year of the water dragon despite the declining worldwide tuna harvest due to changes in the climate.

Posted: January 3rd, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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