More farm loans available, as govt banks cut management fee on DA financing programs

More loans will be lent to farmers, amounting to at least P34 million, as two government financial institutions (GFIs) reduced the fee on managing loan funds of the Department of Agriculture (DA). “The said policy complies with the call of President Rodrigo Duterte to make credit affordable to small farmers and fishers,” said Agriculture Secretary William continue reading : More farm loans available, as govt banks cut management fee on DA financing programs

Dar enjoins European business group to invest in agriculture

Presenting his “New Thinking” for Philippine agriculture, Secretary William Dar enjoined the members of the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) to invest in agriculture during a luncheon meeting on December 6, 2019 in Makati City. “We are committed to facilitating your proposed investments or projects especially in agribusiness. The potential areas of continue reading : Dar enjoins European business group to invest in agriculture

DA expands BSS project to enhance integrated animal disease diagnostic lab

To protect and keep the Philippines free from major animal diseases, and boost its burgeoning livestock and poultry industry, the Department of Agriculture (DA) will establish strong and functional animal disease diagnostic laboratories nationwide. Agriculture Secretary William Dar issued Department Order (DO) No. 13 series of 2019, known as “Enhancement of the Biosafety and Biosecurity continue reading : DA expands BSS project to enhance integrated animal disease diagnostic lab

Agri Sec turns over million worth of infra projects and other assistance

SAN FERNANDO, PAMPANGA – More than P572.3 million (M) worth of agricultural projects and interventions were turned over to the provinces of Pampanga, Tarlac, Aurora and Bataan during the visit of Secretary William D. Dar over the weekend. Secretary Dar, who met with the local chief executives of the Central Luzon region on November 30, continue reading : Agri Sec turns over million worth of infra projects and other assistance

Pangasinan pork is ASF-free

Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar visited the towns of Urdaneta and Rosales in Pangasinan on December 1, to assure the public that pork and pork products in the province are free from African Swine Fever (ASF) and are safe to consume. “We have been closely working with the Hog Raisers’ Association and other private organizations continue reading : Pangasinan pork is ASF-free