GOOD NEWS--A new mobile phone application, FARMHELP, could now be used by farmers, fisher folks and other agriculture stakeholders to forward their concerns and submit complaints to the Department of Agriculture 24 hours every day and seven days a week. FARMHELP, designed by the group PureForce which also designed the 911 program of the administration... Continue Reading →
You can't buy happiness, but you can buy local produce and that's kind of the same thing. How so? Locally grown food tastes better. The state of freshness is ensured as the time in transit is less and/or less time to sit around. Thus, it is more nutritious. The healthier you get, the happier you'll be. You help... Continue Reading →
When I was younger I would hear some people jokingly say, "Go home and plant Camote" especially when someone does not want to study or when one performs low in academics. It seems farming has been looked down on ever since. As a result, young people tend to be inferior about themselves especially when their parents' primary source of living is farming or... Continue Reading →
When you hear the word “agriculture,” images of a farmer atop his tractor may come to mind, but there are a slew of other related professions to pursue, from engineering to economics.
The Filipino multi-awarded actor, recording artist, endorser, and producer Piolo Pascual joins the nationwide call for responsible rice consumption as the new RICEponsible Ambassador. Pascual pledged to promote the advocacy of the Department of Agriculture's Be RICEponsible campaign such as the consumption of brown rice and rice mixed with corn or other staples, appreciation of... Continue Reading →