DA allots P500M to promote hybrid rice

 The Department of Agriculture is allotting P500 million to encourage more farmers to plant hybrid rice varieties, and contribute in attaining national rice sufficiency by the end of this year and beyond.

DA awards P17M for agri-fishery projects in Nueva Vizcaya

The Department of Agriculture has provided P17 million (M)-worth of agriculture and fishery projects to the province of Nueva Vizcaya to develop its potentials as a major producer of upland or ‘chopsuey’ vegetables and other high value crops. Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala handed over farm equipments and inputs to farmer organizations and local officials who attended the Agri-Pinoy Stakeholders Forum in Brgy. Besong, Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya on August 7, 2012. The forum was attended by about 1,000 farmers and ruralfolk. The visit is Sec.

DA grants Albay farmers P9-M farm equipment

The Department of Agriculture recently provided farmers in Albay with a mini tractor and 15 sets of pump engine for shallow tube wells worth P9 million to help them increase their farm productivity and incomes. Photo shows Agriculture Secretary Proceso J.