The Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) partners with various Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in a bid to boost government transparency in implementing and monitoring projects aimed to alleviate poverty in the country’s rural areas.
Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala inaugurated, on September 26, 2014, the Quezon Agri-Pinoy Trading & Processing Center (APTPC), a 5000 square meter village type corn-processing center in Tayabas.
Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala is back in Quezon province, after accompanying President Benigno S. Aquino III on the 12-day European trip covering Spain, Belgium, France, and Germany along with other cabinet members, to distribute interventions and agricultural assistance to Glenda-affected farmers and fishers.
The BFAR Quick Response Team and the Fish Health Unit personnel of BFAR IV-A were deployed in Rosario, Cavite on September 25 following a reported incident of fish mortality in Malimango River, a four-kilometer river, which starts in Brgy. Bagbag 1 and ends in Brgy. Ligtong 1 where it opens to Manila Bay.
The fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUUF) remains part of the country’s continuing efforts to ensure the sustainable use of the country’s marine and fishery wealth for future food security and long-term socio-economic opportunities.
The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) is ready to provide a package of technologies for adlai, which the government is currently encouraging for wider propagation for the local and export markets.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) has called chicken and pork suppliers to a consultation meeting to ensure the sufficient supply of the commodities and keep the market prices stable on September 25, 2014 in DA Central office, Quezon City.DA consulted with concerned meat stakeholders as Christmas season nears.
Following the reported incident of fish mortality in barangay Malanday in Valenzuela City, the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) deployed its Fishery Law Enforcement-Quick Response Team (FLE-QRT) on Sunday, September 21, to conduct initial assessment of the area.