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DA taps Maersk, MCC to ship Mindanao fruits to MM

DA taps Maersk, MCC to ship Mindanao fruits to MM

Sep. 29 | People buy fruits grown from Mindanao | Photo from DA The Department of Agriculture (DA) has partnered with shipping lines Maersk and MCC Transport Philippines to transport fruits from Mindanao to the National Capital Region (NCR) to make the region’s...

DA earmarks P263M fund to improve banana quality, halt export dip

DA earmarks P263M fund to improve banana quality, halt export dip

Sep. 21 | Image by TeeFarm from Pixabay The Department of Agriculture (DA) is allotting P262.7 million partly to bankroll a research and development program to produce banana varieties resistant to fusarium wilt. The development comes amid declining export sales...

Cargo flights set for Mindanao shippers of high-value crops

Cargo flights set for Mindanao shippers of high-value crops

Sep. 4 | Some Mindanao shippers are now able to transport by air high-value crops to Luzon and Visayas under an all-cargo arrangement initiated by the Department of Agriculture (DA). Under a memorandum of agreement signed on August 12, 2020, three shippers transport...

BOC-NAIA keeps sharp eye for chicken imports from Brazil

BOC-NAIA keeps sharp eye for chicken imports from Brazil

Aug. 17 | Seized meat import at Ninoy Aquino International Airport | Photo from BOC-NAIA The Bureau of Customs (BOC) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) is on alert for the entry of poultry products from Brazil following the temporary ban ordered on...

DA bans poultry meat imports from Brazil

DA bans poultry meat imports from Brazil

Aug. 15 | Photo courtesy of DA The Department of Agriculture (DA) temporarily banned importation of poultry meat from Brazil after China reported detecting the presence of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in chicken wings shipped from the South American country. “With...

PH eyes twice as much agri-fishery exports to Canada

PH eyes twice as much agri-fishery exports to Canada

Aug. 11 | Canadian ambassador to the Philippines Peter MacArthur (left) and Agriculture secretary William Dar during a recent virtual courtesy call | Screengrab from DA The Department of Agriculture (DA) seeks to double the value of farm and fishery products to...

First-border inspection facility for meat, agri products soon to rise

First-border inspection facility for meat, agri products soon to rise

Jul. 13 | Site of the first-border inspection facility at MICP | Photo from DA The Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) will establish first-border inspection (FBI) facilities in the country’s major ports, starting with the Manila International Container Port (MICP),...

BOC orders strict watch over entry of reefer shipments to stop new swine flu virus

BOC orders strict watch over entry of reefer shipments to stop new swine flu virus

Jul. 2 | Customs commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero directed all customs officials to carefully examine all imported reefer containers to ensure pork and pork-related products that are potential carriers of a new strain of swine flu virus do not enter the Philippines. Chinese...

DA’s food logistics plan seen to revive agri sector

DA’s food logistics plan seen to revive agri sector

May. 19 | The Department of Agriculture (DA) is preparing a food logistics plan as part of proposed interventions to reboot the country’s agriculture and fishery sector amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. “We believe the initiatives will help...

Food haulers can only carry 3 passengers

Food haulers can only carry 3 passengers

Apr. 23 | During the enhanced community quarantine, only three people, including driver, are allowed on board food vehicles and trucks, Agriculture Secretary William Dar reiterated. “Food vehicles, haulers, delivery vans or trucks must only be occupied by a driver...