Retooling on Gender and Development (GAD) Guidelines and Gender Analysis Tools for Agriculture Programs and Projects
To further escalate the Gender and Development responsiveness of the DA-RFO I in the implementation of its projects and programs, Ms. Marissa Jacinta Olalan being the GAD coordinator initiated a two-day training workshop on the Retooling of GAD Guidelines and Gender Analysis tools for Agriculture programs and projects.
The Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office I turned-over today the Php13.5M worth of “AA” Slaughterhouse and Trading Center to the municipality of Tayug in Pangasinan led by Regional Technical Director for Operations Erlinda F. Manipon representing DA-RFO I Regional Executive Director Lucrecio Alviar, Jr. and Sixth District Congresswoman Marlyn Primicias-Agabas representing Tayug Mayor Tyrone Agabas.
Rice sufficiency is one of the major goals of the Department of Agriculture hoping that in the coming years, this will be achieved through the adoption of hybrid rice technology.
One of the strategies of DA to intensify campaign on the adoption of hybrid rice technology in the regions is the conduct of National Rice Technology Forum (NRTF). This year's 8th NRTF will be hosted by Region I in March but initially launched the activity on January 24, 2019 in Asingan, Pangasinan.
Starting 2019 on a high note, the Regional Feed Chemical Analysis Laboratory of the Integrated Laboratories Division of DA-RFO I rejoices after it has been awarded the Certificates of Registration to ISO 9001:2015 and to ISO 14001:2015 by the Certification International Philippines, Inc. Being awarded with IMS Certificates capped the RFCAL’s journey towards establishing an Integrated Management System (IMS) to ensure the deliverance of fast and reliable services to meet the customers' expectations and satisfaction.
CONGRATULATIONS DA-RFO I for garnering First Prize in the National Nutrition Council’s 2018 Search for Best Office Garden bringing home Php20,000 cash award and a Plaque of Recognition given during the awarding ceremonies held on December 18, 2018 at Max’s Restaurant, San Fernando City, La Union.