Piñol on economists vs agriculturists conflict: You cannot improve agri overnight

#BilangPilipino2022 | "You cannot improve agriculture overnight."

Senatorial aspirant Manny Piñol on #Agenda weighs in on the "eternal conflict" between economy managers and those who bat for agriculture, noting that it takes at least five years to see improvement in the sector. The former agriculture secretary adds that farming and fishing could be job-generating industries should they be elevated and prioritized.

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#MaringPH agri damage drove vegetable prices higher in Benguet

Vegetables from northern Luzon will be pricier as farmers in La Trinidad, Benguet lost their limited harvest due to the onslaught of #MaringPH. The Dept. of Agriculture earlier said #MaringPH has destroyed at least P692 million worth of agricultural goods.

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5%-10% surplus sought for transport to stabilize agri prices in NCR

The Department of Agriculture does not see any halt in agriculture and fishery production amid the reimplementation of ECQ in the NCR starting tomorrow, says Assistant Secretary Noel Reyes.

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Agri groups doubt DA growth target rate

The Philippine Chamber of Agriculture and Food Inc. says the 2.5% growth rate target by the Department of Agriculture this year is a ‘wishful’ thinking. Some agriculture stakeholders are also expecting at least a flat growth in 2021 due to the #COVID19 pandemic.

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