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MOA Signing for the Establishment of Pesticide Residue Testing Facility (Nov. 4, 2021)

Author: DA Communications Group | 4 November 2021

Agriculture Secretary William Dar signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Sta. Catalina Mayor Edgar Rapanut and DA Region 1 Executive Director Nestor Domenden for the establishment of a Pesticide Residue Testing  Facility in Sta. Catalina, Ilocos Sur on November 4, 2021.

The facility, valued at P6.7 million, aims to ensure that all agricultural produce to be sold in the public markets in Sta. Catalina and nearby municipalities and cities are safe from pesticides and other harmful chemicals.

This is in line with the food safety program of the government which seeks to provide consumers access to qualify, nutritious and safe food always.

The signing of the agreement was one of the key highlights during the distribution of the unconditional cash assistance to rice farmers of the first district of Ilocos Sur under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund – Rice Farmers’ Financial Assistance. (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