In partnership with the Philippine Red Cross – Pangasinan Chapter, the staffs of the Integrated Laboratory Division (ILD) particularly the Regional Feed Chemical Analysis Laboratory (RFCAL) headed by their laboratory chief - Mr. King B. Bergonio, attended the Occupational First Aid and Basic Life Support Training on October 23-24, 2019 at Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan.
With the intent to discuss and inform the stakeholders with regard to the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF), DA RFO I thru the rice banner program convened the municipal and city agriculturists and rice program coordinators in the region for a special meeting held at the Farmers’ Pavilion, Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan and Philrice, Batac, Ilocos Norte on October 17 and 18, respectively.
Twelve (12) farms in Ilocos Region underwent pre assessment for the Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certification on October 14-18, 2019 at the Municipality of Adams, Ilocos Norte.
Bringing pride and honor to the DA-Ilocos Region Family, researchers from Research and Development Division led by Ms. Melinda Calumpit, Senior Science Research Specialist, bagged the Silver Award for Best AFMA Paper under the Organic Agriculture Category in the recently held 31st National Research Symposium held at The Sulo Riviera Hotel, Quezon City.
The Department of Agriculture-RFO I through the Ilocos Norte Research and Experiment Center in Batac City, Ilocos Norte engaged farmers in the process of selecting next generation varieties of palay seeds through the participatory varietal selection activity under its NextGen Plus Project entitled “Efficient Deployment Systems for NextGen Varieties Enhanced Genetically Through Modern Breeding Technologies Contributing to Increased Productivity in the Philippines.”