Faster process implemented for dividing farmers’ collective titles

THE DEPARTMENT of Agrarian Reform (DAR) said it will expedite the “parcelization” of collective certificate of land ownership awards (CCLOAs) for the distribution of individually-owned plots to farmers. Agrarian Reform Secretary John R. Castriciones said DAR Administrative Order No. 1 clarifies a previous administrative order on parcelization of all landholdings covered by CCLOAs issued by […]

Policy, investment reform seen key to making farming sustainable; water management crucial amid scarcity

THE SUSTAINABILITY of the food system will depend largely on policy and investment reform as well as a focus on key crops and water management, a senior economic adviser to the Department of Agriculture (DA) said. Fermin D. Adriano said during the first leg of the National Food Systems Dialogue Tuesday that the priorities should […]

Commercial scale possible in agriculture only if many small farms consolidate

FARM CONSOLIDATION is expected to increase agricultural production by grouping together less efficient parcels of farmland into more efficient farms of commercial scale, according to the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).  Agrarian Reform Undersecretary Bernie F. Cruz said during a recent webinar organized by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies that while there is an […]

BSP expands types of loans counted as Agri-Agra compliance

THE BANGKO SENTRAL ng Pilipinas (BSP) has expanded further the type of loans counted as compliance with the mandatory credit allocation for agriculture and agrarian reform activities. “This is an interim measure while awaiting the amendment of Republic Act (RA) 10000 (Agri-Agra Reform Credit Act of 2009) itself,” Monetary Board member V. Bruce J. Tolentino […]