Typhoon-hit provinces, LGUs urged to invest in early warning system for agriculture - Jan. 9, 2013
Rice Watch and Action Network urged the provincial and LGU officials of typhoon-ravaged provinces of Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental to invest in early warning system for agriculture to protect the communities and their livelihood from the fury of extreme weather events, such as Typhoon Pablo that ravaged the provinces’ main agricultural crop, bananas.
NFA to put up years-old rice for bidding - July 30, 2011
Pinangangambahan ngayon ng grupong Rice Watch Action Network na nakalalason na ang lumang bigas na ilang taon nang nakatambak sa bodega ng National Food Authority. Ayon naman sa NFA, ipasusuri muna nila kung ligtas pa itong kainina bago nila ibenta.
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11M sacks of rice rotting in NFA, farmers say - July 26, 2011
Kasama sa mga ibinida ni Pangulong Aquino sa kanyang State of the Nation Address ang pagbaba ng antas ng pag-angkat ng Pilipinas ng bigas mula sa ibang bansa. Pero sa kabila nito, ayon sa isang grupo ng magsasaka ay milyun-milyong sako ng bigas pa rin ang nakatambak at nabubulok sa bodega ng NFA.
Link to ABS-CBN Report
ADDRESSING EMERGING FOOD CRISIS
Aurora Alarde-Regalado, Hazel Tanchuling, Jessica Reyes-Cantos
WE HAVEN’T really gotten over the impact of the 2008 food crisis, and yet another one is unfolding. Global food prices have hit record levels, largely driven by soaring prices of cereals, meat and dairy products.
Crude prices have also surged amid the conflict in North Africa and protests in the Middle East.
Rising fuel costs mean higher prices of essential commodities, transport and, of course, food.
Pahayag sa Tunay na Kalagayan ng Agrikultura sa Pilipinas - July 19, 2012
Narito kami sa harap ng tanggapan ng Department of Agriculture upang ipahayag ang totoong kalagayan ng agrikultura sa Pilipinas. Sa kabila ng magagarbong pahayag ng administrasyon, ang agrikultura at pangisdaan ay humaharap sa matinding krisis.
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Higher funding needed to revive PHL agriculture - July 21, 2013
South Korea extends $22-million agriculture grant to PHL - July 10, 2013
NIA performed poorly, says NGO - July 9, 2013
PPA exec named new NIA administrator - July 5, 2013
We need more than just rice quantitative restriction - July 4, 2013
More irrigation officials should be relieved from office, advocacy group says - July 4, 2013
Poor planning, target-setting stunted NIA projects-R1, DBM audit - July 4, 2013
Government will not meet irrigation targets in 2014 - July 4, 2013
Rice watchdog warns on climate change - Jan. 10, 2013
Group pushes for field school, weather station for farmers - Jan. 10, 2013
Agri reform group urges LGUs to invest in early warning systems - Jan. 9, 3013
US blocking Philippine bid for rice quota extension - Dec. 4, 2012
NGO hits US for 'blocking' PHL's bid to extend rice protection - Dec. 4, 2012
Rice group concerned over US' blocking PHL bid for QR extension - Dec. 4, 2012
Rice group chastises ADB rice position - Sept. 4, 2012
As DA pushes rice self-sufficiency, ADB draws flak - Sept. 4, 2012
PHL rice self-sufficiency: An attainable goal? Sept. 3, 3012
ADB 'plan for regional rice cartel' bared - Sept. 3, 2012
Rice watchdog calls for deeper look on smuggling - Aug. 3, 2012
Rice Watch hopes for 'big fish' catch - Aug. 3, 2012
Gov't urged to review rules on rice imports - Aug. 3, 2012
Limit rice imports to NFA, says NGO - Aug. 3, 2012
NFA must negotiate to prevent rice smuggling - Aug. 2, 2012
Revision of rice importation rules to curb smuggling sought - Aug. 2, 2012
Rich countries bully PH on farm trade deal - June 18, 2012
NIA welcomes probe into project implementation - June 16, 2012
Farmers demand audit of irrigation projects - June 2, 2012
Farmers want audit of irrigation projects: 'So much spent, so little to show for it' - June 1, 2012
Tarlac, Sorsogon, Bohol tap PAGASA for early warning system in agriculture - March 6, 2012
What's the weather? Ask a farmer - March 6, 2012
Local governments want PAGASA to set climate early warning system for agriculture - March 5, 2012
PAGASA to help build early warning systems - March 5, 2012
Weather warning systems promised to three towns - March 5, 2012
LGUs, PAGASA to set up local weather station - March 5, 2012
From planters to weathermen: Program to teach farmers how to interpret climate data - March 5, 2012
Climate-change field schools for farmers, fishers needed - March 3, 2012
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