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First Luzon Mango Congress

Author: DA Communications Group | 21 February 2020

Agriculture Secretary William Dar, guest speaker during the First Luzon Mango Congress held on Feb. 20, 2019 at the Bureau of Soils and Water Management, proposed that good investment in agricultural research could properly handle the infestation of kurikong and other industry-specific problems facing the agriculture sector.

Recognizing that Luzon supplies 45 percent of the total mango production in the country, Dar identified strategies to prevent, manage, and control the spread of kurikong, which has been a major problem of mango producers.

He urged the mango industry stakeholders and concerned DA agencies to enhance the protocol on the Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) on mango production, making use of the latest agronomy and integrated pest management practices. (Photos by Ardy Tompong, 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

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