Increase DA’s budget, lawmakers urged

Congress must increase the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) budget to improve the country’s agriculture industry, a Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) officer said on Thursday.  During The Manila Times Food Security through Agribusiness and Digitalization online forum, Roberto Amores, chairman of the PCCI agriculture committee and president of the Philippine Food Processors and Exporters Organization Inc., made the call after saying only the agriculture and fishery sector “remained resilient” amid the coronavirus pandemic after growing by “1.6 percent in the second quarter.”


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