As the highest policy-making body in the region, the Regional Development Council I (RDC-1) held its 2nd Regular Meeting cum Regional Development Plan 2017-2022 launching on July 12, 2017 at the Oasis Country Resort, San Fernando City, La Union to set and harmonize the direction of all economic and social development efforts for the Ilocos Region.
Cluster farming, introduction of high yielding rice varieties, continuous training, provision of more support services, and additional farm mechanization projects.
A new research station of the Department of Agriculture Regional-Field Office 1 (DA-RFO 1) may soon rise in the Province of Ilocos Sur to cater to the province’s agriculture needs and a place where farmers in Ilocos Sur could easily access various assistance from DA such as inputs and agri-machineries, including technology demonstration site where various researches will be developed, among others.
Focused on its goal to achieve higher income and farm productivity level of farmers in the region through modern farm machines and equipment, the High Value Crops Development Program of the Department of Agriculture-RFO I recently conducted its turn-over and distribution activity for six (6) units multi-purpose cultivator with complete accessories to six Vegetable Growers Association beneficiaries in the Province of Pangasinan.
The Department of Agriculture-RFO I under the Rice Banner Program turned over around Php19.4million worth of farm machineries and equipment to various farmers group and associations of Pangasinan in a ceremonial distribution at the Pangasinan Research and Experiment Center (PREC), Tebag, Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan on June 15, 2016.