RAFC addresses agri-fishery concerns in RAFC 2nd sectoral committee meeting

Agricultural and Fishery Council (AFC) leaders, farmers, and representatives of DA Banner Programs convened to deliberate concerns in the Agricultural and Fishery Sectors during the Regional Agricultural and Fishery Council (RAFC) 2nd Sectoral Committee Meeting held at the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office One (DA-RFO1) BAC Conference Room in April 29, 2024. Spearheaded by read more…

DA gives P28.57M worth of aggie interventions to Ilocos Sur farmers

The Department of Agriculture in Ilocos turned-over today P28.57 million worth of various agricultural interventions to various farmers association and cooperatives in Ilocos Sur with Second District Congressman Representative Kristine Singson-Meehan and DA-RFO I Regional Executive Director Annie Bares. From among the four major Commodity Programs in the region along with the four special projects read more…

DA-RFO1 celebrates Filipino Food Month thru cook-off, Kadiwa

The Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office One (DA-RFO1), through its Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD), celebrates the ๐—™๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ผ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป with the theme, “๐—ž๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜‚๐˜๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—™๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ผ, ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ž๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ผ,โ€at the DA-RFO1 Compound this April 25โ€“26, 2024. Starting strong with a heavy crowd at the Filipino Food Month Trade Fair and KADIWA Retail read more…

30 FCAs receive P25M worth of interventions from DA

Batac City, Ilocos Norte- As a continuing commitment to accelerate agricultural productivity in the countryside, the Department of Agriculture-Ilocos Region handed over today a total of P25,079,441.00 worth of various agricultural interventions to Farmer Cooperatives and Associations (FCAs) in the second district of the province of Ilocos Norte held at the DA Ilocos Norte Research read more…

PRDP, RCI-SRD join ‘forces’ to prepare convergence sites in making their CADPs

Helping the convergence site proponents to prepare the comprehensive agricultural development plan (CADP) as a pre-requisite in endorsing convergence area to the National Convergence Initiative-Sustainable Rural Development Initiative (NCI-SRDI) Technical Working Group (TWG), the Department of Agriculture in Ilocos through the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Division (PMED) conducted a planning workshop on mainstreaming Philippine Rural read more…

Bacarra farmersโ€™ coop sells 8.5 tons of onion in Laguna

A total of 8.5 tons of yellow granex onion was sold in Canlubang, Laguna by the Bacarra Multi-Purpose Cooperative of Bacarra, Ilocos Norte delivered on April 3-4, 2024. The delivery was made possible through the logistics support provided by the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office I (DA-RFO I) coordinated by the Agribusiness Marketing Assistance read more…

Itโ€™s Corn! DA-RFO1 showcases 50-ha corn model farm

Spearheaded by the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 1 (DA-RFO1) through its Corn Banner Program, in collaboration with the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Bangar, La Union, farmers, and Bayer Crop Science, the 50-Hectare Corn Model Farm Field Day was held successfully at Luzong Sur, Bangar, La Union, on April 4, 2024. Local corn read more…

Dreams, drought, and digitalization

Cracked soil and inflated prices of agricultural commodities, the future of farming was looking grim for the power couple Ar-Jay A. Ballaco (26) of Bacsil Bangui, Ilocos Norte, and Aisha Uddon (26) of Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, whose dreams of establishing their own farm are in dire jeopardy of drying out. . .but not all is read more…

DA-GAD conducts livelihood training for women in La Union, Ilocos Sur

Improving access to agricultural technologies while expanding economic opportunities for small and marginalized women who are engaged in agriculture, the Department of Agriculture in Ilocos through the Gender and Development Unit conducted two batches of successive livelihood training on value-adding, food processing, and labeling on mushroom recently as part of the Womenโ€™s Month celebration this read more…