Funding for onion farmers at P100 million

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said it has earmarked more than P100 million to help onion farmers acquire inputs and production facilities. Funding levels for the industry in 2022 so far include P47.48 million for seed, seedlings and fertilizer, P35.67 million for production and post-harvest facilities, irrigation network services, and farm production machinery and equipment, […]

White onion shortage seen as opportunity for farmer direct sales

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) called the white onion shortage an “opportunity” to forge direct links between institutional buyers and growers. The DA said fastfood chains and restaurant owners have advised it of their volume and quality requirements to guide farmers’ planting activities. “A series of consultations and market linkage activities have resulted in the […]