Looking for possible alternative livelihood project in addition to the regular monthly income as government workers, employees of the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office I joined the cassava processing training sponsored by the Agri-Pinoy Corn Banner Program. Held at the DA-Roffdeck, City of San Fernando, La Union on February 4-6, 2014, the training was conducted in three batches with 30 participants from each batch.
Keeping the farmers informed and updating them with the new corn production technologies to further boost their production and consequently their incomes, the Department of Agriculture through the Regional Agriculture & Fisheries Information Division (RAFID) launched the School on the Air Program for Corn in the Region.
This was made known by Regional Agriculture & Fisheries Information Head, Ms. Gloria C. Parong during the 2013 Year-end Review and Assessment of the Corn Program and Planning Workshop held at the Supreme Hotel in Baguio City last October 18, 2013.
The Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office I hosted the National Corn Program 4th Quarter Review and Assessment cum Planning Workshop at the Plaza del Norte in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte on November 27-28, 2013.
Attended by the National Corn Program Directorate & Undersecretary for Field Operations Edilberto de Luna, Ilocos Norte Provincial Administrator Windell Chua representing Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, DA-Regional Field Office I Regional Executive Director Valentino Perdido, the 16 Regional Corn Program Coordinators of the country, together with the various key partner agencies at the national level, the review and planning workshop is a quarterly activity of the National Corn Program to identify important strategies, problems encountered and lessons learned in project implementation necessary to carry out the goals and objectives under the Program.