Gov’t reviews Israel’s solar powered irrigation offer

MANILA — An inter-agency group has started a study and review of the proposal of an Israeli-government backed corporation to build 6,200 units of solar-powered irrigation systems (SPIS) in the country, which would be funded by a PHP44-billion loan payable in 10 years. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol said that representatives of the National Economic Development … Read More

ASPIRE to aid farmers, fishermen in Region 1: DA exec

CALASIAO, Pangasinan — Department of Agriculture (DA) Undersecretary Jose Gabriel La Viña  is urging farmers and fishermen here  to take advantage of the government’s ASPIRE (Agribusiness Support for Promotion and Investment in Regional Exposition) program, to help them enhance and promote their agricultural products. La Viña was the keynote speaker during the opening program of the … Read More

Farmers Day in Mankayan town set

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — The municipal council of Mankayan has approved an ordinance declaring every first Wednesday to Friday of February of every year as “Farmers Day”. Mankayan Mayor Materno Luspian said the ordinance aims to give proper recognition to about 10,000 farmers whose decades of hard work sustained the vegetable industry, and growth of the … Read More