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Launching of isDA ON THE GO (iOTG) Project (Oct. 14, 2021)

Author: DA Communications Group | 14 October 2021

To further expand the operation of the isDA ON THE GO (iOTG) project, the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (DA-PFDA) and the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on October 14, 2021.

On the same day, Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar, together with CDA Chairperson Undersecretary Joseph B. Encabo, PFDA General Manager Atty. Glen A. Pangapalan, and Undersecretary Cheryl Marie-Caballero,  led the turnover of 100 refrigerated vans and inverter chest freezers for 60 cooperatives belonging to the marginalized sector under the CDA, 10 government agencies, and to 30 community-based organizations such as including tricycle operators and drivers association (TODA), parishes, Senior Citizens groups, homeowners association, and individual partners.

During the ceremonial turnover, the refrigerated vans and inverter chest freezers were received by the following cooperatives’ representatives: Homenet Producers Cooperative of Quezon City, Limardina Multi-Purpose Cooperative of Valenzuela City, Nuestra Senora del Rosario Credit Cooperative of Malabon City, Samahan ng Manininda sa Pamilihang Bayan ng Maypajo Caloocan Credit Cooperative (SAMMOCA-CC) of Caloocan City, and DOT ATDA Transport Service Cooperative of Pasay City.

The launching coincided with the Cooperative Month 2021 celebration. (Photo by Gian Carlo Luague, 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