Getting ready for the implementation of the DA’s SURE Aid Loan Facility program, the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office I through its Field Operations Division in tandem with the Agribusiness Marketing Assistance Division has organized a validation team that shall conduct assessment in identified priority areas in the region to determine the eligible beneficiaries of the program.
Celebrating the day of volunteer leaders in Ilocos Region with a cause and fun, the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office I through the Agriculture and Fishery Council (AFC) conducted the Pagkilala sa Boluntaryong Pamumuno and AFC Night at the Nueva Segovia Consortium of Cooperatives (NSCC) in Caoayan, Ilocos Sur.
Following the awarding and turn-over ceremonies of farm machinery, implements, equipment, and projects in Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, and Pangasinan during Sec Dar’s visit in Region 1, the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office I distributed 102-M worth of farm machinery, equipment, and farm inputs to farmers’ associations and cooperatives in La Union on September 12-13, 2019 at ILIARC, Bacnotan, La Union.
“Halal is the highest quality assurance for food safety. It is an industry that aims to promote healthy living, organic, food safety, clean and sanitized facilities and equipment, environment – friendly, animal welfare, among others,” Ms. Nihaya Ariraya – Project Development Officer III of Halal Management Program Office (HMPO), who served as the resource speaker emphasized this message as she introduced the Halal Food Industry Development Program (HFIDP) to the different Stakeholders of the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 1 (DA – RFO1).
Agriculture secretary William Dar appeals to backyard swine raisers to report sick and dead pigs to their respective municipal or city veterinarians, who will in turn coordinate with the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Animal Industry (DA-BAI) to determine the cause of sickness or death.