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Inauguration of NSCC Training Center, Bagnet and Chichacorn Processing Facilities (Nov. 4, 2021)

Author: DA Communications Group | 5 November 2021

Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar led the inauguration of facilities for the processing of chichacorn and bagnet, as well as swine breeding, awarded to the Nueva Segovia Consortium of Cooperatives (NSCC) of Caoayan, Ilocos Sur.

On November 4, Sec. Dar together with the officials of the Department of Agriculture in the Ilocos Region, formally opened the facilities which aim to strengthen and promote the marketing of the Ilocano bestsellers.

The infra projects with a total cost of P17 million, were funded under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act or Bayanihan 2.

In his message, the agri chief commended NSCC for its numerous projects that have improved the lives and livelihood of local farmers.

“NSCC is one of the best cooperatives of the country today,” he said adding that farmers must form into groups and cluster to avail of the interventions of the DA.

Clustering or consolidation is one of the key strategies of the Department under the OneDA Reform Agenda which seeks to transform Philippine agriculture into a sustainable industry. (Photo by Adonis Buhayan, 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