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DA-BFAR Awarding of Solar-Powered Urban Aquaponics System (Oct. 28, 2021)

Author: DA Communications Group | 28 October 2021

Agriculture Secretary William Dar awarded 50 units of aquaponics system for the farmers, fisherfolk, and residents of Baguio City to adopt the urban aquaculture technology.

The P2.75 million-worth project of the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) supports the Department’s “Ahon Lahat, Pagkain Sapat (ALPAS) Kontra Covid-19” or Plant, Plant, Plant Program.

The agri chief highlighted that the program will provide additional opportunities to the farmers and fishers in the city and serve as source of fresh, safe, and nutritious home-grown fish and vegetables to keep them healthy during the pandemic.

The aquaponics system is a sustainable and efficient method.

of raising both fish and vegetables in a culture system. The use of solar panels as renewable energy source will also help reduce operational expenses.

The beneficiaries already completed the training on the operation and maintenance of the system before the turn-over ceremony.

Assistant Secretary for Strategic Communications Noel Reyes, DA-CAR Regional Director Cameron Odsey, BFAR Regional Director Lilibeth Signey, and Baguio City Veterinarian Brigit Piok assisted Secretary Dar during the awarding at the BFAR grounds in Baguio City on October 28, 2021. (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