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Inauguration and Turnover of FMR and Twin Tunnel Greenhouse in Sto. Tomas, Baguio City (Oct. 30, 2021)

Author: DA Communications Group | 30 October 2021

Vegetable and strawberry growers in Barangay Sto. Tomas, Baguio City will benefit from the completed rehabilitation of the Sitio Dep-Ang to Sitio Bilis farm-to-market road (FMR) and the installation of four units twin tunnel greenhouse for strawberry enterprise.

On October 30, 2021, Agriculture Secretary William Dar led the inauguration and turnover of the infrastructure projects funded under the Bayanihan 2.

Amounting to P7.879 million, the FMR was implemented by the Department of Agriculture Farm-to-Market Road Development Program (DA-FMRDP) to link the key production areas in Sto. Tomas to the Baguio City Public Market and other adjacent markets.

The four units of greenhouse amounting to P950,000, on the other hand, was implemented by the DA High-Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP) to systematize the production of good quality plant materials and increase the farmers’ income.

“Please continue this mass production of quality strawberry runners for other farmers to use the best quality materials,” Secretary Dar said.

He also emphasized the importance of modern and climate-resilient agriculture infrastructure both in rural and urban areas for the unhampered production of enough vegetables.

Baguio City Veterinarian Brigit Piok, representing Mayor Benjamin Magalong, said that Sitio Bilis could serve as an agri-tourism site and model farm for strawberries and vegetable production.

Undersecretary Leo Sebastian, Regional Director Cameron Odsey, Sto. Tomas Barangay Chairperson Godofredo Cawaing, and San Andreas Strawberry Growers Association President Sammy Lang-ay participated in the event. (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