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Agri Chief Assures LGUs, Consumers of Stable Rice Supply

A total of 88,065 bags of rice have been released by the National Food Authority (NFA) to the local government units of Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, and Valenzuela (CAMANAVA) from March 14 to date.

This is according to the National Food Authority (NFA) North District Office in Valenzuela City during the weekly inspection of Agriculture Secretary William Dar on April 14, 2020.

DA Chief Urges Business Leaders, Agri Industry Groups, Academe to Join ‘Plant, Plant, Plant Program’

Agriculture Secretary William Dar

To help ensure food security amid the global fight against Covid-19, the Department of Agriculture calls on multinational companies, agriculture and fishery industry leaders and organizations, and agricultural state universities and colleges (SUCs) to join the government’s newest bandwagon, aptly called the “Plant, Plant, Plant Program.”

Farmers, Fishers are Frontliners, too, Versus Covid-19, Hunger

The threat of hunger is as real as the threat of Covid-19.

Thus, is the new battlecry of the Department of Agriculture (DA) as it pursues initiatives along with other government agencies to surmount the huge challenges, particularly in ensuring continued supply of adequate food at reasonable prices to consumers nationwide, during this national state of emergency due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Food Production is Equally Important as the War against Covid 19

‘The threat of hunger is as real as the threat of Covid-19.’

Thus, is the new battlecry of the Department of Agriculture (DA) as it pursues initiatives along with other government agencies to surmount the huge challenges, particularly in ensuring continued supply of adequate food at reasonable prices to consumers nationwide, during this national state of emergency due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

DA Strengthens Farmer-Consumer Relationship; Fosters LGU Linkages

BAGUIO CITY - The implementation of the Luzon-wide Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) due to the COVID-19 pandemic is not all bad news.

The bad things of the on-going crisis are one side of the coin. The crisis also brings on many good things beaming with hope at the end of the tunnel.

For instance, the current health crisis created a need for local farmers to sell highland produce to needful communities in Metro Manila and other urban areas.

DA’s “Plant, Plant, Plant Program” to benefit All Farmers, Fishers, Consumers Nationwide

The Department of Agriculture (DA) will implement nationwide the Duterte administration’s “Plant, Plant, Plant Program” or “Ahon Lahat, Pagkaing Sapat (ALPAS) Laban sa Covid-19” program to benefit farmers, fishers and consumers.

“The ‘Plant, Plant, Plant Program’ will be implemented not only in Luzon, where the Enhanced Community Quarantine is being enforced, but also in Visayas and Mindanao,” said Agriculture Secretary William Dar.

KADIWA Offers Farmers’ Produce During Quarantine Period

Farmers' produce will be on sale in various points in Metro Manila and other parts of the country as the Department of Agriculture (DA) rolls out KADIWA ni Ani at Kita.

KADIWA, which stands for “Katuwang sa Diwa at Gawa para sa Masaganang Ani at Mataas na Kita”, is a marketing strategy of the Department which directly connects food producers to consumers, thereby lessening the cost of the products up to 20 percent than those at the market.

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