• Chicken egg output hits record high in 2020
    The entry of new players in the local layer industry allowed the country’s chicken egg production to rise to an unprecedented level last year, according to data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). PSA data showed that chicken egg output in 2020 grew by almost 4 percent to 605,786.16 metric tons (MT), or about 12.721 […]
  • Govt, private sector to tackle agri issues in April
    The Department of Agriculture (DA) said the National Food Security Summit (NFSS) that will bring together the government and the private sector to discuss various issues affecting the agriculture sector will take place in April. Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar disclosed during an event in Batangas last week that NFSS is tentatively set on April […]
  • ‘Prioritize most vulnerable communities to end hunger in PHL’
    Focusing on the most vulnerable is the solution to the growing hunger problem in the country, Senator Francis Pangilinan said following a visit to Aeta communities in Pampanga. “Lumalala ang problema ng gutom sa bansa dahil sa Covid. Kung gusto nating solusyunan ito, kailangang nakatuon ang pansin natin sa pinaka-apektado. Love of country is paying […]
  • ‘Food supply woes to put pressure on inflation’
    Inflation would accelerate in the coming months as the government is ill-prepared to deal with the country’s food supply problems, according to the Philippine Chamber of Agriculture and Food Inc. (PCAFI). PCAFI President Danilo V. Fausto issued  the statement after the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said on Thursday that the inflation rate rose to a […]
  • Agri agencies to create food safety units
    Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar has ordered the attached agencies of the Department of Agriculture (DA) to allocate funds for the implementation of food safety measures next year to protect human, plant and animal health. Dar issued Memorandum Order (MO) 11 that instructed the establishment of food safety units and inclusion of a food safety […]

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