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Philippines regains EU market access for pili nuts export

Philippines regains EU market access for pili nuts export

Dried pili nuts from the Philippines can now enter the 27 member states of the European Union (EU) following the issuance of the European Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/267. The document signed on February 8, 2023 authorizes the inclusion of dried pili nuts in the Union list of novel foods that may be placed on the EU market after it passed the EU’s food safety and labelling requirements. In line with the directive of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. to boost high value crops for export, the Department of Agriculture (DA) welcomed the EU issuance that opens market opportunities for the country’s pili industry. The export of pili nut, which […]

DA celebrates women empowerment, social inclusivity at NWMC 2023

DA celebrates women empowerment, social inclusivity at NWMC 2023

In honor of the resilience, successes, and contributions of Filipinas to national development, the Department of Agriculture (DA) vowed to provide more opportunities to women especially in the agriculture sector during the opening ceremony of the National Women’s Month Celebration (NWMC) 2023, March 6. True to the Department’s commitment to empowering women in agriculture, Senior Undersecretary Domingo F. Panganiban shared that the DA is fully compliant with the Republic Act No. 9710 or the Magna Carta of Women, which requires government offices to allot five percent of their total budget to Gender and Development (GAD) initiatives. “Last year, we exceeded the mandated percentage as we allocated 17% or P11 billion […]

DA partners with Nestlé to benefit Mindanao Robusta coffee growers

DA partners with Nestlé to benefit Mindanao Robusta coffee growers

The Department of Agriculture (DA) and Nestlé Philippines, Inc. will implement the Mindanao Robusta Coffee Project aimed at enhancing the sustainability of Robusta coffee farming in Mindanao by improving the farmers’ access to farm inputs, training, and market opportunities. DA Senior Undersecretary Domingo Panganiban and Nestlé Philippines, Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Kais Marzouki signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the project implementation on March 1, 2023. “I thank everybody [involved], most especially Nestlé, for embarking on a program that we all know is very important to Filipino farmers and the country. All of us will work together as one and I hope that this will be the […]

DA rolls out special loan program for onion farmers

DA rolls out special loan program for onion farmers

In line with President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.’s commitment to attain food security for the country, the Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Credit Policy Council (DA-ACPC) has launched the Agri-Negosyo (ANYO) Loan Program for Onion Farmers to provide local producers easy access to credit loans for facilities, machineries, and other equipment. The DA-ACPC’s loan program will pave the way for affordable yet high-quality locally-produced onions. The loan program is also aligned with the DA’s Optimization and Resiliency in the Optimization and Resiliency In the Onion Industry Network (ORION) Program, which is geared towards a self-sufficient, profitable, and progressive onion industry in the country. Launched last March 1, the ANYOLoan program for […]

Pinoy youth build agri-enterprises in support of PBBM admin’s food security agenda

Pinoy youth build agri-enterprises in support of PBBM admin’s food security agenda

At least 2,955 young Filipinos have availed of the assistance and support for their agribusiness proposals under the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Youth Farmers’ Challenge (YFC) in line with the Marcos administration’s food security agenda. The incentive program, which is being supported by Senator Imee Marcos, has encouraged Filipino youth nationwide to venture into enterprises related to food production and processing for the years 2021 and 2022 Under the administration of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., the government is banking on the innovativeness and out-of-the box ideas of the young Filipinos to ensure food sustainability as well as the creation of opportunities in the agribusiness across the country. The DA’s […]

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