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DA-NTA Governing Board Meeting (May 12, 2022)

Author: DA Communications Group | 13 May 2022

The Department of Agriculture-National Tobacco Administration (DA-NTA) Governing Board held its 152nd Regular Meeting led by Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar and NTA Administrator Robert Victor Seares Jr., as Board Chairman and Board Vice-Chairman respectively, on May 12, 2022.

The Board discussed updates on the funding of the Sustainable Tobacco Enhancement Program (STEP) for full implementation, construction of the NTA building, plan for the research and development agenda, and establishment of the NTA Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita, among others.

They also discussed the activities in line with the balanced fertilization strategy and balanced crop protection strategy for tobacco.

On said strategies, Secretary Dar noted that there must be continuous studies, trials, analyses, monitoring, and evaluation to sustain the quality and efficacy of the fertilizers and pesticides before they can be part of the agency’s package of technology.