Philippine Department of Agriculture – Tokyo
Young students pledge to be “RICEponsible”

Young students pledge to be “RICEponsible”

Sixth grade students from the Raya School Fairview pledged to be “RICEponsible” or to consume rice responsibly during the 20th Ceremonial Rice Harvesting at Rizal Park on November 11, 2022. The event, which was hosted by the Department of Agriculture (DA)-Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) and National Rice Program, is part of the 2022 National […]

DA doubles down on “Be RICEponsible” advocacy

DA doubles down on “Be RICEponsible” advocacy

“To show our never-ending support to our rice farmers, we must patronize buying locally produced rice and rice-based products,” Department of Agriculture (DA) Assistant Secretary for Operations Arnel De Mesa urged. During the Opening of the National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM) Exhibit at DA on November 14, 2022, Assistant Secretary De Mesa highlighted the “Be […]

PH rice production remains high despite big challenges

PH rice production remains high despite big challenges

The Department of Agriculture (DA) National Rice Program reported that this year’s local palay production is expected to reach 19.50 million metric tons (MMT) or 12.754MMT of rice despite global challenges that include the increase in prices of fuel and fertilizer, among other inputs. The DA’s 2022 rice supply and demand outlook as of September […]

Japan helps Silay village commercialize strawberry farming

Japan helps Silay village commercialize strawberry farming

The Japanese government has signed a PHP14.48 million grant to help commercialize strawberry cultivation in a village in Silay City, Negros Occidental. The grant contract, signed by Ambassador Kazuhiko Koshikawa on March 14, would lay out an income option for the residents of Barangay Patag by using Japan’s strawberry cultivation technology and expertise in farm […]

DA, onion growers agree to continue making local onion industry more competitive

DA, onion growers agree to continue making local onion industry more competitive

To address issues and challenges that continue to affect the local onion industry, key officials of the Department of Agriculture (DA) led by Secretary William Dar and the onion farmer-leaders from Nueva Ecija and Occidental Mindoro met for a dialogue to come up with strategies to make local farmers more competitive. “We have used properly […]

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