DA allots P26M for Phl rice industry benchmark study

To address the impending effects of an agricultural free trade system in Southeast Asia by 2015, the Department of Agriculture has allotted P26 million to bankroll a benchmark study on the country’s rice economy in comparison with other rice-producing countries.

DA allots P15M for mango farmers

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has allotted an initial P10 million (M) this year to support the initiatives of a national mango farmers’ group, and provided P5-million worth of farm equipment and inputs during a recent mango congress.

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.