A total of 1,497 farmers of Pangasinan particularly from the Municipalities of Alaminos, Balungao, Bolinao, Bautista, Calasiao, Dasol, Mabini, Malasiqui, Mangaldan, Mangatarem, Natividad and San Manuel received their Survival and Recovery Assistance (SURE Aid) Program Loan cash cards worth 22.4M from the Department of Agriculture - Agricultural and Credit Policy Council (DA - ACPC) on October 30, 2019 thru the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) during the Launching and Awarding of the SURE Aid Program at the Sison Auditurium, Lingayen, Pangasinan.
Cassava farming is a profitable enterprise if given the right technology. This in a capsule was reported by Mr. John Leo Bungubong, the Project Leader of the Cassava Model Farm established in Binalonan, Pangasinan as a result of the cost and return analysis of one hectare cassava farming he reported during the farmers’ field day on October 25, 2019.
Agriculture Secretary William Dar urged qualified farmers to enlist in the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA) to avail of government assistance and benefits under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF).
Through the new registration process, Secretary Dar hopes to weed out unqualified individuals and organizations from the current RSBSA list to successfully implement the P10-billion-per-year program under RCEF.
DA-CMTF on Swine
Bulletin No. 12
Quarantine guards confiscate ASF-tainted pork products in Mindoro
Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar lauds all personnel on the ground – to include the local government units (LGUs), Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) and the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) – who apprehended a traveler, carrying several packets of processed pork products that tested positive for African Swine Fever (ASF), at the Mindoro port, on October 6, 2019.
To be informed on the updates of the National Convergence Initiative for Sustainable Rural Development (NCI – SRD) and be informed on the proposed launching of Natividad Convergence Area Development Plan (CADP) in Pangasinan, the members of the Regional Convergence Initiative for Sustainable Rural Development (RCI – SRD) attended the 2nd Quarter meeting for CY 2019.