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Launching of PAFES in Quirino (Sept. 4, 2021)

Author: DA Communications Group | 4 September 2021

Agriculture Secretary William Dar, Department of Agriculture (DA) in Cagayan Valley Regional Director Narciso Edillo, and Quirino Governor Dakila Cua formally launched the Province of Quirino will be the first to implement the Province-led Agriculture and Fisheries Extension System (PAFES) program in the Cagayan Valley Region on September 4, 2021.

According to Sec. Dar, the DA is now more ready to make it possible for every province nationwide to implement the PAFES starting in 2022 after piloting the program in at least one province per region.

The PAFES Program is under the Consolidation Pillar of the “OneDA” Reform Agenda in Transforming Philippine Agriculture. It is being institutionalized to bring extension services to the grassroots level and strengthen the collaborations of DA with the LGUs, academe, and private sector. (Photo by Alan Jay Jacalan, DA-AFID)