DA Secretary William Dar with RED Diputado

Department of Agriculture Secretary William Dar with Regional Executive Director Atty. Salvador Diputado and Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia and Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo unite and agree to protect the country and Central Visayas against the threat of African Swine Fever (ASF). The agreement took place on September 24, 2019.

Public Consultation on the IRR of the RA 11321

A public consultation on the IRR of the Republic Act 11321 also known as Sagip Saka Act has been conducted to ease out its implementation.


PRDP groundbreaks longest FMR in Central Visayas

The concreting of the longest farm-to-market road (FMR) project in Central Visayas under the Department of Agriculture's Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) will now start its implementation with the recent groundbreaking ceremony held in Brgy. Hilaitan, Guihulngan, Negros Oriental.


Boholanos Received SAAD Interventions

Farmer-recipients of the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture–Central Visayas (DA-CV) in Bohol Province receive their first farm interventions.


DAR : "ASF managed, contained and controlled in Rizal and Bulacan"

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Dar: “ASF outbreak managed, contained and controlled in Rizal and Bulacan"

Agriculture Secretary William Dar said the African Swine Fever episodes in several areas in Bulacan and Rizal may be considered an outbreak but not an epidemic.

Specifically, ASF was already contained in Barangay Pritil, Guiguinto, Bulacan; and in several barangays in Rodriguez, San Mateo, and Antipolo, Rizal -- and not in the entire country.

The DA chief appeals to the media and general public not to ignite fears regarding ASF, as unverified and unvalidated reports could create an irreversible damage to the country’s P260-billion swine industry that provides and sustains the livelihood of millions of Filipino families.

"Around two-thirds or 65 percent of the industry is contributed by small backyard raisers,” Dar said.

Dar said that 7,416 pigs in the one-kilometer radius in ASF areas in Rizal and Bulacan have already been depopulated, following the 1-7-10 protocol of the Department of Agriculture to manage, contain and control the spread of the disease.

For instance, one ASF-infected slaughterhouse in Brgy. Gitnang Bayan 1, San Mateo, Rizal, has already been closed, cleaned, and disinfected.

Meanwhile, continuous strict surveillance is being conducted in areas near ASF-infected barangays in Rizal and Bulacan.

Dar assures the public that the incident will not affect the supply and prices of pork in the market, stressing that the ASF is confined and specific in certain areas only and not in the entire country.

The DA -- in partnership with LGUs at all levels, the private sector, PNP and the military -- has enhanced its monitoring activities and imposed stricter biosecurity and quarantine measures to contain the spread of ASF in other areas. ###

Noel O. Reyes
DA Spokesperson

Corn Model Farm

The 50-hectare model farm of corn in Brgy. Kalumboyan, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental is projected to harvest seven to eight metric tons per hectare based on the conducted crop cutting which exceeded the model farm’s target of 5 metric tons per hectare using hybrid corn seeds.



Ensure the proper and efficient implementation of the Rice Tariffication Law, particularly the management of the P10-B Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) including that of the formulation of the Rice Industry Roadmap.


DA cautions LGUs on agri-land conversion to ensure food security

CEBU CITY -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Central Visayas has advised local government officials to be careful in approving applications for land reclassification and conversion that may have a negative impact on the region’s food security.


Agri Chief introduces New Fishing Technology; Distributes assistance

Agriculture Secretary Manny F. Piñol introduced new fishing technology to the Siquijodnons during the Awarding Ceremony of the 2018 Malinis at Masaganang Karagatan (MMK) in Siquijor, Siquijor on July 19, 2019.


DA-CV hosts the 2nd National Harmonization and Updates on Human Resource Operations

The Department of Agriculture-Central Visayas (DA-CV) hosts the 2nd National Harmonization and Updates on Human Resource Operations in the Department of Agriculture and attached agencies in a hotel in Cebu City.

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