DA – RFO I continues to establish next-gen rice varieties within the region through the project “Accelerating the Development and Adoption of Next-Generation (Next-Gen) Rice Varieties for the Major Ecosystems in the Philippines”. It is a collaborative project of the plant breeding institutions in the country such as the IRRI, Philrice and private sectors.
Solsona Mayor Alexander Calucag informed that their municipality was selected as recipient of AMIA project
The Adaptation and Mitigation Initiative in Agriculture or AMIA is a project that aims to mainstream climate change mitigation strategies in agriculture. It will likewise address the issues on the adverse effects of climate change in the agriculture sector.
With the aim to improve the rice productivity in the country and reduce the cost of production of rice farmers, the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST-PNRI) developed a technology which is the Carrageenan plant growth promoter (PGP).
Piddig, Ilocos Norte particularly in Brgy. Maruaya celebrated triple event which were; the Grand Opening of the Food Factory School, Agrotourism Farm and the graduation of the Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP) Scholars on February 14, 2019.
On a look out for a larger expansion area for garlic in Ilocos Region, the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office I found the answer in Piddig town of Ilocos Norte through former Mayor Eddie Guillen who committed 200 hectare in their municipality for garlic production.