Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Proceso J. Alcala reiterated to agriculture sector stakeholders in his recent visits to Regions I and II that the programs and projects of DA are best implemented and optimized with the support from farmers’ organizations and cooperatives.
When Gerardo “Gerry” Esteban decided to leave behind his fast-paced lifestyle and relocate to the countryside to farm, he did not imagine himself being one of the best in what he does, much more be recognized by the government for his feat in integrated rice farming.
To ensure better competitive and fair fish trading, in the Bicol Region, the Department of Agriculture allotted a total of P20M in funds for the construction of the Balatan Fishport project in Camarines Sur.
In his speech, delivered by DA 5 Regional Technical Director for Operations and Extension, Dr. Elena B. Delos Santos, Secretary Proceso Alcala underscored the important role of the fisheries sector in the development of the country.
The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) sees promise in two major equipment that will help cassava farmers lessen the drudgery of their farm operations and improve the quality of their products.
In light of the onslaught of Typhoon Ruby (international name Hagupit), the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) has deployed its multi-mission boats for quick response and relief operations in typhoon affected areas. A total of 10 units of MCS and 26 units of 30-footer patrol boats located in strategic areas along the Ruby “corridor” are ready for use in relief activities.
The Department of Agriculture said today that it has completed 87.1 percent of the 2nd Cordillera Highland Agricultural Resource Management Project (CHARM2) as part of government’s efforts to promote rural progress across the nation.
Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Proceso Alcala assured the public that with DA’s proactive response, typhoon Ruby’s damage on agriculture is expected to be not as severe as what the sector had experienced during the onslaught of Yolanda last year.