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.
Recognizing the significant contributions and remarkable performances of the Provincial and Municipal Local Government Units, Agricultural Extension Workers and the Local Farmer Technicians in the attainment of rice self-sufficiency and food security program in the country, the Department of Agriculture in Ilocos Region successfully conducted today the Regional Rice Achievers Awards at the Oasis Country Resort and Hotel in San Fernando City, La Union.
Harmonizing the developmental programs and projects of the sector line agencies, private and the local government units towards developing a comprehensive and unified Regional Development Plan of Ilocos Region, the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office I (DA-RFO I) led by its Regional Executive Director, Narciso Edillo hosted the 2017 2nd Quarter Regular Meeting of the Economic Development Sector Committee (EDSeCom) of the Regional Development Council (RDC).
In preparation for the upcoming opening of classes this year and in consonance with the Department of Education’s K-12 program, teachers from Pangasinan learned from the experts of the Department of Agriculture some agricultural crop production and protection techniques through the Training of Trainers on Biodiversity, Climate Change and Nutrition on Sustainable Vegetable Production conducted by the Agricultural Training Institute.