In a split second, more than 3.2B worth of rice farms and agri-infrastructure in the region were damaged during the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong on Saturday, with Ilocos Norte having the most damaged area with an estimated 2.14B loss based on initial reports.
In a baseline study, it was found out that women have more brain cells dedicated to smelling and tasting, hence to capture the interest of women in their participation to coffee production, the GAD Program of DA-RFO I in cooperation with the Philippine Coffee Board, Inc. (PCBI), organized a seminar entitled “Integrating Women in Coffee Production and Processing” at Hotelinda Suites, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur on September 3-4, 2018.
DA RFO 1 in collaboration with the ATI Regional Training Center 1 and Ilocos Region Provincial Local Government Units (PLGUs) highlights agri-tourism and issues on farmers’ occupational hazards during the Pambansang Mannalon, Mag-uuma, Magbabaul, Magsasaka ng Pilipinas (P4MP) Ilocos Chapter 3rd regional congress on August 23-24.
With the creative skills of the research staff, DA Ilocos region nailed 3rd place in booth competition during the 14th National Technology Forum and Product Exhibition. The DA RFO I booth was decorated using maize and garlic which are among the trademark commodity of the region. The booth was highlighted by the new corporate logo of the department which was composed of mungbean,corn, and rice grain.
The Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 1 alongside DA Cagayan and DA CAR on August 30, 2018 jointly recognized the efforts and outstanding contributions of partner LGUs and extension workers in the rice industry during the rice achievers awarding ceremony in Baguio City.