Promise 15: Review policies on agriculture


Posted at Jul 25 2010 12:15 AM | Updated as of Jul 24 2015 05:16 PM


The Promise
''We will review policies and programs to enhance productivity and modernize the agricultural sector.''

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Promise 10: Target key industries with greatest potential for growth

April 24, 2015 - Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said the Department of Agriculture will answer next week the Commission on Audit's demand for explanation on the P14.4 billion allegedly squandered by the DA on questionable projects in 2013. (Continue reading)

March 21, 2014 - The agricultural sector, meanwhile, may also see opportunities once the AEC is implemented. ''The Philippines is looking to increase agricultural exports to support its future growth and this is an area where the AEC may create opportunities rather than risks,'' said Jayant Menon, the lead economist for trade and regional integration at the Asian Development BankMenon. (Continue reading)

March 11, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said there is nothing wrong with the continuing imposition of the quantitative restriction (QR) on rice importations despite the expiration of the extension period granted to the Philippines—contrary to the reported position of the DOJ. (Continue reading)

March 10, 2014 - Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said the National Food Authority (NFA) has no power to extend the imposition of QR following the expiration of government’s commitment to the World Trade Organization-General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (WTO-GATT) in June 2012. (Continue reading)

October 16, 2013 - In a collective declaration, the Samahang Industriyang Agrikultura (SINAG) decried the use by corrupt officials of the underdevelopment of the local industry as their convenient excuse to steal public funds. (Continue reading)

May 21, 2013 - Mechanization of Philippine farms is on an upswing, as more farmers are now showing more willingness to mechanize their farms. Also, the latest survey by the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization showed that the mechanization level of farms in the Philippines is 1.23 horsepower per hectare. (Continue reading) 

May 20, 2013 - The country pays tribute to the outstanding labor force of Philippine agriculture as the Department of Agriculture celebrates Farmers’ and Fisherfolk’s Month, with the theme “Magsasaka’t mangingisdang Pilipino, kaya nang makipagsabayan sa buong mundo.” (Continue reading) 

May 14, 2013 - The departments of agriculture and labor have launched a P2-billion loan facility meant to attract overseas working Filipinos to undertake agribusiness ventures. (Continue reading) 

June 16, 2012 - The Aquino administration earmarks P278 million for Apayao irrigation and agricultural projects. (Continue reading) 

 May 31, 2012 - The Department of Agriculture said the volume of the year’s first quarter coco water export increased by 300 percent. According to Philippine Coconut Authority Administrator Euclides G. Forbes, the export increased to other destinations for first quarter this year compared to last year’s. He said that the growing demand for coconut products and by-products, not only coconut water, will generate new job opportunities for millions of farmers dependent on the coconut industry for their livelihood. He reiterated that an aggressive coconut-planting is a must. (Continue reading) 

November 7, 2011 - The Department of Budget and Management allocated an additional P2.96 billion for agricultural infrastructure and support. Budget Secretary Florencio B. Abad said the funds will support agricultural development aimed at food self-sufficiency and help families achieve sustainable livelihood. (Continue reading)

July 16, 2011 - The Department of Agriculture will soon resume providing credit assistance to organized groups of farmers, fisherfolk, and agri-fishery entrepreneurs through the Agricultural Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (ACEF). (Continue Reading)

July 5, 2012 - “Noong 2011, imbes na 1.3 million tons, halos 850,000 tons na lamang po ang kinailangan nating angkatin na bigas. Bumaba ito ng 65 porsyento. Ngayong 2012, 500,000 na lamang po ang kailangan nating angkatin. Sa katunayan, ayon kay Kalihim Procy Alcala, sa susunod daw pong taon, hindi na po tayo mag-aangkat ng bigas dahil rice self-sufficient na tayo.” (Continue reading)