Writer: DA-AFID | 26 July 2022
Because the nation’s essential power for agricultural improvement and meals manufacturing, the Division of Agriculture (DA) has been instructed by the President and Agriculture Secretary Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. to prioritize the formulation and implementation of varied approaches to extend and stabilize the manufacturing of meals within the Philippines.
Undersecretary for Operations and Chief-of-Employees Leocadio Sebastian shared in the course of the DA’s flag-raising ceremony final July 25 that the President ordered the finalization of the operational plan for the Division’s catch-up actions, which is predicted to boost the manufacturing and decrease the market costs of rice, corn, greens, livestock, poultry, and fisheries.
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) beforehand reported that the Philippine inflation charge for June 2022 reached 6.1%. Meals and non-alcoholic drinks contributed 58.3% to the inflation uptrend.
Meals inflation for a similar month additionally elevated to six.4% from its Could 2022 file of 5.2%. That is greater than its 2021 counterpart, which solely had a meals inflation charge of three.9%.
“The acceleration within the meals inflation was primarily influenced by the upper annual development within the meat and different elements of slaughtered land animals index at 8.1 %. Additionally contributing to the uptrend within the meals inflation was [the] fruits and nuts meals group which registered an inflation charge of 1.1 %, from -2.4 % within the earlier month. The remainder of the meals teams exhibited quicker annual development charges, aside from [the] greens, tubers, plantains, cooking bananas[,] and pulses meals group which registered a decrease inflation of 14.4 %,” learn the PSA report.
With the incoming moist season posing a menace to the agriculture and fisheries sector, Usec. Sebastian clarifies that the nation has ample rice for all Filipinos.
Extra fertilizer procured—by way of government-to-government (G2G) method are additionally being studied to doubtlessly negate the excessive costs of farm enter because of the Ukraine disaster.
In the meantime, Usec. Sebastian additionally reminded the DA household to be more practical and environment friendly in serving our farmers and fisherfolk, particularly now that the nation is dealing with the looming meals disaster.
“Let’s do our work, and let’s do it as greatest as attainable within the coming months kasi kailangan tayo ng ating mga magsasaka at fisherfolk,” he expressed. ### (Krystelle Ymari A. Vergara, DA-AFID)