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.
Empowering the Regional Project Implementers and Data Collectors on the management and utilization of Philippine Rice Information System (PRISM), the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office I through its Research and Development Division conducted a Regional Retooling on PRISM held at the Hotel Ariana, Bauang, La Union on May 22-26, 2017.
Joining efforts to increase the number of Good Animal Husbandry Practices (GAHP) certified farms in Ilocos Region and to increase the adoption of GAHP standards at the farm level, the Department of Agriculture-RFO I through its Regulatory Division in tandem with the Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (BAFS) conducted a 3-day training workshop for the identified members of the Regional Good Animal Husbandry Practices Team (RGhT) in Ilocos Region.