DA-BFAR suspends seizure of imported frozen fish products in wet markets

The Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) shall be suspending the confiscation of imported pink salmon, pompano, and other imported frozen fish products in the wet markets, effective immediately. “We will go back to our original strategy that we are doing which is concentrating on the cold storages and other continue reading : DA-BFAR suspends seizure of imported frozen fish products in wet markets

NGAs seize 100k kilograms of smuggled yellow onion

To ensure fair trade and protect the public from unsafe food products, the Department of Agriculture (DA) continues the campaign against the proliferation of smuggled agricultural commodities, with the support and assistance of other national government agencies. On November 29, 2022, guided by an intelligence report on four forty-footer container vans containing misdeclared agri-fishery produce, continue reading : NGAs seize 100k kilograms of smuggled yellow onion

‘The gift that keeps on giving’: Kadiwa ng Pasko opens in QC

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., on December 1, 2022 visited the KADIWA ng Pasko caravan site at the QC Hall to appraise the impact of the government-led marketing initiative to food producers and consumers alike. During the opening ceremony, President Marcos Jr. expressed gratitude to institutions and individuals that tirelessly support the said initiative. “Ito’y continue reading : ‘The gift that keeps on giving’: Kadiwa ng Pasko opens in QC

PBBM visits IRRI, seeks to strengthen Philippine agri value chain

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. focused on collaborative strategies to strengthen the country’s agricultural value chain during his visit to the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Los Baños, Laguna on November 29, 2022. “Ang magandang naging resulta nitong pagbisita ay marami tayong nakita na meron talaga silang bagong technologies that are completely appropriate for the continue reading : PBBM visits IRRI, seeks to strengthen Philippine agri value chain

DA-PRDP showcases support to cacao enterprises at the 2022 National Cacao Congress

The Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) showcased 11 of its cacao enterprise proponent groups (PGs) during the 2022 National Cacao Congress held at the SMX Convention Center in SM Lanang Premiere, Davao City on November 24-25, 2022. The event was kicked-off by Agriculture Senior Undersecretary Domingo F.  Panganiban, members of the Philippine continue reading : DA-PRDP showcases support to cacao enterprises at the 2022 National Cacao Congress

DA intercepts smuggled onions

The Department of Agriculture (DA), through the DA-Wide Field Inspectorate (DA-WFI) and the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI), continues to partner with the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) to curb the entry of smuggled agricultural commodities to the local markets.    On  November 18, a composite team continue reading : DA intercepts smuggled onions

Biotech breakthroughs in agri deemed vital for food security

The Department of Agriculture (DA) through the Biotechnology Program Office (BPO) showcased various biotechnology studies, products, and applications that help ensure food security and food safety for Filipinos during the opening of the 18th National Biotechnology Week celebration in Pasay City on November 21, 2022. The event themed: “Responding to the Challenges: Business Opportunities in continue reading : Biotech breakthroughs in agri deemed vital for food security

Agri dep’t kicks-off Global Warming and Climate Change Consciousness Week

Pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 1667, series of 2008, the Department of Agriculture (DA) joins the world in a weeklong celebration of the 15th Annual Global Warming and Climate Change Consciousness Week starting November 21, 2022 to November 25, 2022. This year’s theme: “Sama-Samang Tumutugon sa Hamon ng Nagbabagong Klima” aims to create awareness on continue reading : Agri dep’t kicks-off Global Warming and Climate Change Consciousness Week