Approximately Php307 million worth of damaged crops was reported by the agriculture sector in Ilocos Region due to the onslaught of southwest monsoon or Habagat as triggered by the tropical depressions Inday and Josie affecting Northern and Central Luzon.
As part of the Culmination Activity of Farmers’ and Fisherfolks’ Month celebration for the month of May, the Department of Agriculture conducted the 2017 Rice Achievers Award at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City last May 31, 2018.
The Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office I successully conducted the 2nd Regional Organic Agriculture Congress (ROAC) at Hotelinda Suites, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur.
Bringing closer the producers and processors including the agri-entrepreneurs and wellness enthusiasts in one venue, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office I through the Agribusiness Marketing Assistance Division launched the 2018 ASPIRE – an Agri-Aqua Trade Fair held at Robinson’s Place in Calasiao, Pangasinan.
“It is the farm that will be certified, not the commodities,” Serrano answers to the queries of the participants regarding Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certification.