“Kung ako ‘yong Proponent Group, bakit ko pa palalagpasin ang opportunity? Pwede namang in-kind ang equity?” said DAR Regional Dir. Homer P. Tobias during one of the promotional consultations for the Philippine Rural Development.
The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Regional Office 1 initiated a region-wide campaign to promote the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) among its personnel and DAR-assisted farmer associations and cooperatives from January 19-22, 2016.
Helping farmers in finding potential markets for their agri-fishery products, the Department of Agriculture-RFO I through the Agribusiness Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD) conducted a three-day Regional Agri-Fishery Trade Fair at the CSI Mall, Dagupan City, Pangasinan.
Started on February 22, 2016 at the CSI Ground Floor, the Opening Program was graced by AMAS Director Bernadette San Juan and DA-RFO I's Regional Executive Director Valentino C. Perdido.
Leading the direction for the Livestock Sector in the FY 2016 and 2017, the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office I under the Livestock Banner Program conducted its 2016 and 2017 Planning Workshop on January 18, 2016 at the DA-Conference Room in San Fernando City, La Union.
Despite the massive information dissemination campaign of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) on the Sikat Saka Program to the members of Irrigators Association in Ilocos Region, the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) still failed to maximize the funds intended for the Sikat Saka Program for Region I.
"Gusto kong mabago ang imahe ng mga magsasaka. Dapat nakangiti na nakasakay sa traktora at may pera sa bulsa."
This is how Department of Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala pictured how he wanted to change the image of Filipino farmers at the end of his term as the food czar in Aquino's Administration during the Farmers' Forum held on February 22, 2016 at Sta. Maria Municipal Auditorium, Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur.