The Department of Agriculture recognized outstanding provinces, cities and municipalities, provincial and municipal/city corn coordinators, provincial and municipal/city agriculturists, and agricultural extension workers (AEWs) during the 2nd Quality Corn Achievers Awards, on November 20, 2014.
Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Alcala clarified that although the government has been proactively working towards increasing the Philippine agriculture sector’s competitive advantage in the ASEAN integration, DA has remained focused on empowering farmers and improving their lives.
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) of the United Nations, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Departments of Agriculture (DA) and Agrarian Reform (DAR) with the support of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will conduct a Knowledge and Learning Market and Policy Engagement (KLM-PE) on the theme “Strengthening Resilient Family-Based Agricultural Enterprises” on November 24–25 at the Bureau of Soils and Water Management Convention Hall in Quezon City.
The Benguet Agri-Pinoy Trading Center (BAPTC), which is expected to open first quarter next year, is seen by the Department of Agriculture (DA) as a pilot model of value-chain approach in developing and strengthening the agribusiness sector in the Philippines.
Members of the Matigsalog and Obu Manuvu tribes in Marilog, Davao City can now look forward to a more progressive future as the Department of Agriculture and other government agencies recently sealed a partnership with their leaders to bring sustainable livelihood and income opportunities to their communities, notably in agro-forestry and livestock growing.
MRDP-funded irrigation project in Malaybalay, Bukidnon to double cropping intensity of palay planters
Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala inaugurated on November 12 the P39.52-million Managok Communal Irrigation Subproject in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon that will allow palay farmers in Barangay Managok and neighboring communities to plant at least twice a year.