26 Farmer Associations (FAs) from the eight municipalities of Ilocos Norte(IN), District II are expected to lessen their laborious work in farming after receiving 124 units of various farm machineries and equipment worth 39.2M under the Rice Banner, Corn Banner, Livestock Banner, Organic Agriculture, and High Value Crops Development Program of the Department of Agriculture Region 1.
“You are lucky because 60% of the allotted budget for machineries were for you because you have the largest agricultural land in Region 1. It is given to you for free so in return you have to take good care of it and love it as how you love your wife,” jokingly uttered by Regional Director Lucrecio R. Alviar, Jr. to the farmers before the formal distribution of the farm machineries and equipment held on July 30-31, 2018.
Intent on capacitating the Department of Agriculture workforce to help strengthen Research, Development and Extension services in the regions, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in partnership with DA, conducted the Regional Cluster Workshop on Benchmarking the Research Capacity of the Regional Rice and Rice-based R&D Network on July 30-31,2018 at CVRC, Ilagan, Isabela.
Bringing comfort and hope to the Pangasinense farmers who were greatly affected by the Tropical storm Josie as induced by the Southwest Monsoon just recently, Department of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol awarded Php81.6 million worth of initial agricultural assistance to the Province of Pangasinan yesterday at the Sison Auditorium, Lingayen, Pangasinan.
Received by Pangasinan Governor Amado Espino III together with the Provincial Board Members and some Local Chief Executives of the province, the initial assistance is part of the DA’s relief and recovery efforts to the typhoon affected farmers.
To monitor the status of the Goat Production Project – Accelerated Hunger Mitigation Program (GPP-AHMP) in compliance to the approved guidelines and MOA signed between BAI and project recipients, the Department of Agriculture through the Livestock Banner Program, helped the staff from Philippine Council of Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF) and Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) in visiting identified project recipients particularly in La Union from July 16-19, 2018.