Plan of action for fishery sector will benefit small stakeholders, says fishery official

October 7, 2015 by · Comments Off on Plan of action for fishery sector will benefit small stakeholders, says fishery official 

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 6 — The recently adopted Iloilo Plan of Action for the fishery sector, aimed at ensuring food security and developing agribusiness, will benefit small stakeholders in the long term, a fishery official has said.

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APEC delegates admire the beauty of Iloilo River

October 7, 2015 by · Comments Off on APEC delegates admire the beauty of Iloilo River 

151006160549Delegates to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2015 High-Level Policy Dialogue on Food Security and Blue Economy and Related Meetings in Iloilo City enjoy viewing the beauty of the Iloilo River from the rooftop of the Iloilo City Hall on Tuesday (Oct. 6, 2015). (PNA photo by Jess M. Escaros Jr.)
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APEC urged to specify targets in reducing food waste

September 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on APEC urged to specify targets in reducing food waste 

ILOILO CITY, Sept. 28 — Member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) are being urged to identify their specific targets in reducing food waste.

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Over 343,000 children in Somalia to face acute malnutrition: UN

September 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on Over 343,000 children in Somalia to face acute malnutrition: UN 

NAIROBI, Sept. 1 — The number of acutely and severely malnourished children in Somalia is likely to increase to 343,400 and 63,400 respectively through the end of the year, a UN-backed food security assessment says.

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Senator Cynthia Villar presides on the Senate probe of ‘synthetic rice’

July 14, 2015 by · Comments Off on Senator Cynthia Villar presides on the Senate probe of ‘synthetic rice’ 

150713151607Senator Cynthia Villar (left), chairperson of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, presides the Upper Chamber’s investigations on the alleged “synthetic riceĆ®. Right photo shows Presidential Adviser on Food Security and Agriculture Modernization Secretary Francis Pangilinan (2nd right) conferring with National Food Authority (NFA) Administrator Renan B. Dalisay, and Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Bert Lina (3rd right), on Monday (July 13, 2015) at the Senate Building in Pasay City. (PNA photos by Avito C. Dalan)

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Alcala says convergence gains must be sustained beyond 2016

April 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on Alcala says convergence gains must be sustained beyond 2016 

By Ceilito M. Reganit

MANILA, April 29 (PNA) — Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala on Wednesday challenged rural development stakeholders to sustain the gains achieved through the government’s National Convergence Initiative for Sustainable Rural Development (NCI-SRD) to realize inclusive development in the countryside.

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BAI’s New Accredited Breeder Farm awardees

March 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on BAI’s New Accredited Breeder Farm awardees 

150302164924Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Proceso J. Alcala (2nd from left) and acting Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) Director Rubina O. Cresencio (extreme right) pose with the New Accredited Breeder Farm awardees during BAI’s 85th anniversary celebration with the theme “Improving Native Animal Production in Support to Food Security” on Monday (March 2, 2015) at the BAI Director’s Office on Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City. (PNA photo by Jess M. Escaros Jr.)
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Iloilo Rep. Sharon Garin speaks at BAI’s 85th Bureau of Animal Industry anniversary

March 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on Iloilo Rep. Sharon Garin speaks at BAI’s 85th Bureau of Animal Industry anniversary 

150302161850Iloilo Rep. Sharon Garin (at rostrum) delivers her speech during the 85th Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) anniversary celebration with the theme “Improving Native Animal Production in Support to Food Security” and Rabies Awareness Month Kick-Off Activity on Monday (March 2, 2015) at BAI’s Office on Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City. Also in photo are Department of Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala and Undersecretary for Operations Jose C. Reano (2nd and 3rd from left). (PNA photos by Jess M. Escaros Jr.)
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DA Secretary Proceso J. Alcala at BAI’s 85th anniversary

March 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on DA Secretary Proceso J. Alcala at BAI’s 85th anniversary 

150302161217Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Proceso J. Alcala (left) delivers his speech during the 85th anniversary celebration of the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) with the theme “Improving Native Animal Production in Support to Food Security” and Rabies Awareness Month Kick-Off Activity on Monday (March 2, 2015) at BAI’s Office on Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City. (PNA photos by Jess M. Escaros Jr.)
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Bureau of Animal Industry’s 85th anniversary celebration

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150302160017Department of Agriculture (DA) Undersecretary for Operations Jose C. Reano (at rostrum) delivers his message during the 85th Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) anniversary celebration with the theme “Improving Native Animal Production in Support to Food Security” and Rabies Awareness Month Kick-Off Activity on Monday (March 2, 2015) at the BAI’s Office on Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City. (PNA photos by Jess M. Escaros Jr.)
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