DA conducts YFC Summit and Awarding Ceremonies

The Department of Agriculture in Ilocos Region conducted a two-day summit and regional awarding ceremonies of the Young Farmers Challenge Program. Held at the DA-RFO Iโ€™s 5th Floor Conference Room on October 19-20, 2023, the YFC Summit and Awarding Ceremonies recognized the 11 vibrant and active young farmers in the region with their proposed agri-based read more…

The Department of Agriculture High-Value Crops Development Programs spearheaded another leg of the Onion and Mango Credit Caravan for farmers in Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur at the Centennial Arena in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Thursday, October 19

Approximately 150 mango and onion farmers attended the credit caravan, serving as a platform to disseminate current information on the agricultural credit programs provided by the DA-Agricultural Credit Policy Council (DA-ACPC), Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP), Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), along with the insurance program under the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC).Partner read more…

1st F2C2 Regional Summit held to strengthen unity among regional farm clusters

Underscoring the power of unity and collaboration, the 1st F2C2 Regional Summit brought together farmers and fisherfolks from across the region to foster stronger connections and encourage partnerships with institutional buyers. With the theme, “Building Bridges: Strengthening Farm and Fisheries Networks”, this initiative seeks to establish a better market linkage and encourage big brother and read more…

Use of biofertilizers determined better approach in Region 1 through Balance Fertilization Strategy Challenge

In collaboration with participating biofertilizer companies and Longping seed company, the Department of Agriculture – Ilocos Region, through the Rice Banner Program, conducted a Balance Fertilization Strategy Challenge Field day in Brgy. Namboongan, Sto. Tomas, La Union on October 11.According to Mr. Rodolfo Estrada Jr, Regional Techno Demo Coordinator, this challenge, only one rice variety read more…

Ilocos Sur farmers receive 17M worth of Aggie interventions

In preparation for the dry season, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 1 (DA-RFO1) distributed a total of Php17,720,952 worth of agricultural interventions during a distribution activity held at the DA-Ilocos Sur Research and Experiment Center (ISREC), San Juan, Ilocos Sur on October 6, 2023. 2,009 bags of hybrid palay seeds worth Php9,643,200 read more…

4 DA employees take oath for permanent position

Adding to the 216 permanent workforce of the Department of Agriculture in Ilocos Region are the four newly appointed employees who took their oath into office at the 5th Floor, DA RFO I’s Conference Room today, October 6. 2024. Four employees, namely, Ms. Hanna Jimenez, Mr. Rommel Joshua Victorio, both appointed as Agriculturist I and read more…

To underscore the role of the hybrid rice in ensuring food security, a Provincial Rice Technology Forum was conducted on October 3 in Barangay San Felipe, San Juan, La Union. To cater the needs of the farmers of La Union, two demo sites were established, one for each district, with a second site in Sto. Tomas La Union.

The activity also marked the culmination of the hybrid rice challenge, bringing together over 100 farmers from La Union, providing them with firsthand opportunity to observe and evaluate the performance of various hybrid rice varieties. The activity was a collaborative effort between the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 1, the provincial and local government, read more…

LOOK: Mr. Arkine Raphael G. Tovera, a Grade VI pupil from Calao-an Elementary School in Candon City, Ilocos Sur bagged the first place award in the DA-FAO Regional on-the-Spot Poster Making Contest in celebration of the 2023 World Food Day (WFD) held at the DA-RFO I Conference Room, City of San Fernando on Sept. 22, 2023.

Depicting the given theme for this yearโ€™s WFD celebration, “Water is Life, water is food, leave no one behind,” in his drawing, Mr. Tovera as the winner brought home a cash award of P5,000, a certificate of recognition and some tokens like t-shirt and umbrella provided by the organizing committee. The second place winner came read more…