Five grade six pupils were declared national winners by the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), during the recently concluded World Food Day 2014 on-the-spot mosaic making contest at the DA’s Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM) Convention Hall.
The Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Plant Industry (DA-BPI) has partnered with the Nestle Philippines Incorporated to boost the campaign for the agency’s Agri-Pinoy Gulayan sa Paaralan Project that aims to promote vegetable production and consumption among schoolchildren.
Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala led the nation in paying tribute to Filipino farmers and fishers who perform the huge task of feeding a population of 100 million and counting, as the Philippines joined the world in commemorating the annual World Food Day.
For a faster and more efficient reporting and data sharing within the Department of Agriculture, the DA-Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) has developed a web-based management information system (MIS) for use of concerned DA family agencies.
Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Proceso J. Alcala assured local government officials that the agribusiness sector of the country is now ready for the ASEAN economic integration by 2015.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) highlights the importance of family farmers in providing healthy and sufficient food for the world during the 2014 World Food Day celebration in the Philippines on October 13-17, 2014.