Tuesday Nov, 19 2019 09:24:30 AM


DA regional offices ordered to conduct regular seminars

Following the enthusiastic response of farmers and ordinary housewives to the training on Onion and Garlic farming conducted by the Agriculture Department in Davao City Friday, I have directed all Agriculture and Fisheries Regional Offices to regularly conduct trainings in all provinces.The trainings, lectures and actual demonstration must be conducted in all provinces all over the country.These would include the followingand- Garlic and Onion Farming in areas where these products as suitable- Coffee and Cacao Growing, Harvesting and Processing- Vegetable and Mushroom Farming and Marketing-


Seaweed farmers struggle as the seaweed industry grows

BONGAO, Tawi-Tawi– Residents of this southernmost province depend largely on fishing and seaweed farming as sources of livelihood. These fishermen and farmers from Tausug and Sama tribes rely daily on the blessings of the sea. Tawi-Tawi is one of the five provinces under the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).The vast area of water within the jurisdiction of the ARMM is home to many high-value species of aquatic flora and fauna such as grouper, tuna, various types of seaweeds, and many other marine products.


DA rolls out P25.9-M projects to Midsayap town

MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato --The
Department of Agriculture (DA) is bringing the government closer to farming and
fishing communities in the countryside as the agency awarded P25.9-million
worth of interventions to farmers and fisherfolks here.Agriculture
Secretary Emmanuel Piñol led the distribution, together with top DA officials,
to the local government unit of Midsayap, farmers’ associations, and fishing
communities in the town.


DA-12 eyes more awards in this year's Gawad Saka

KORONADAL CITY -The Department of Agriculture 12 hopes to bring home more accolades at the annual DA-led Gawad Saka Awards this year.Engr. Milagros Casis, regional executive director of DA 12, disclosed today that the regional office had endorsed ten entries from Soccsksargen in this year’s edition of the prestigious national tilt.


In Banisilan, N. Cotabato, rivers, creeks, seeded with tilapia fingerlings

The national inland fisheries program called Balik Sigla sa Ilog at Lawa or Project BASIL had a virtual soft-launching in the interior town of Banisilan in North Cotabato yesterday when 25,000 Tilapia fingerlings were seeded in the creeks and rivers of the municipality.The 25,000 fingerlings, provided by Director Usop Pendaliday of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) hatchery in the University of Southern Mindanao (USM) in Kabacan, will be part of 100,000 fingerlings which will be seeded in the rivers and creeks of Banisilan.Banisilan, the venue of a Biyaheng Bukid Farmers


Duterte directs DAF to hasten mechanisation

President Rody Duterte has directed the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) to hasten the farm mechanisation in the country and promised sufficient funds to support the program.During the Rice Harvest Festival in Tabacao, Talavera, Nueva Ecija, the President was shown the efficiency of the Combined Rice Harvester/Thresher which could harvest three hectares of paddy rice in one day.Seeing the impressive performance of the Harvester/Thresher, President Duterte asked me how many units of the harvesters have been distributed to farmers' groups by the department.When I told him that t


DA-PRDP convenes local leaders in Region 12

TUPI, South Cotabato- The Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project
(DA-PRDP) expects for a stronger partnership with local government units (LGUs)
in Region 12 after a complementation forum with local chief executives (LCEs)
was conducted on March 28, 2017.


DA organizes animal auction market in North Cotabato

ALEOSAN, North Cotabato ---With
the joint venture of Department of Agriculture – AgriBusiness and Marketing
Assistance Service (DA- AMAS), Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), its counterpart
in the Department of Agriculture XII and the local government of Aleosan in
North Cotabato, the first ever operational Livestock Oksyon Market (LOM) in
SOCCSKSARGEN was successfully launched Barangay New Panay.The LOM was in operation after the designated staff was identified and all the needed


ARMM supports 'Rabies-Free Philippines by 2020' campaign

COTABATO CITY– The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), through its Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) and partner agencies, are taking steps to help achieve a rabies-free Philippines by 2020.Rabies is a fatal but preventable disease of dogs and other domesticated animals, which is transmissible to humans through the pets' saliva.The achievement of rabies-free Philippines by 2020 is the country’s goal to support the government’s drive of eliminating rabies-caused human deaths by 2030.The DAF-ARMM has conducted a rabies awareness program on Wednesday, March 8, to students


DA-PRDP completes fund transfer to SoCot cassava enterprise subproject

Samahang Nayon Multi-Purpose Cooperative (Polo SN MPC) and the
member-cooperatives of the cassava cluster of South Cotabato finally received
the last tranche of the P39-M Production and Marketing of Cassava Granules
Project of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP).

The checks worth
P2.2-Million were the last tranche of the fund transfer from World Bank,
Philippine Government and the Provincial Local Government Unit of South
Cotabato as part of the cassava enterprise subproject.



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