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Awarding of Interventions for South Cotabato Farmers (Nov. 16, 2021)

Author: DA Communications Group | 16 November 2021

Agriculture Secretary William Dar led the distribution of various interventions amounting to P77.74 million to benefit the farmers in South Cotabato Province on November 16, 2021.

The interventions include P318,500-worth transplanter and rice thresher from the Rice Program and P162,280-worth upland rice seeds and vegetable seeds for the Kabuhayan at Kaunlaran ng Kababayang Katutubo (4Ks).

The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) also awarded three units of rice combine harvester, 10 units of 4-wheel drive tractor, and walk-behind transplanter amounting to P19.46 million.

The Agricultural Credit Policy Council (ACPC) on the other hand turned over cheques amounting to P57.8 million to lending conduits.

The activity was attended by DA Assistant Secretary for Operations Arnel De Mesa, Assistant Secretary for Strategic Communications Noel Reyes, Regional Director Dennis Arpia, Tantangan Mayor Benjamin Figueroa, and 2nd District Representative Ferdinand Hernandez. (Photo by Alan Jay Jacalan, DA-AFID)

Matrix of Comments and Suggestions on the Proposed Department of Agriculture (DA) Memorandum Circular on Plant Breeding Innovations (PBIs)

The Department of Agriculture Technical Advisory Group on Modern Biotechnology and Related Innovations for Agriculture and Fisheries (TAG-MBI) hereby presents the matrix of response and actions taken in view of the comments and suggestions received during the conduct of virtual and written stakeholder consultations on September 23 and 30, 2021.

The matrix can be viewed and downloaded using this link: https://bit.ly/DA-memo-circular-on-PBIs-matrix-of-comments