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Secretary’s Visit to the Stables and Greens Project in San Benito, Lipa City (Feb. 11, 2021)

Author: DA Communications Group | 11 February 2021

The “Stables and Greens: Agri-Livestock Integrated Support to Covid-19-Prone Areas” project beneficiaries in San Benito, Lipa City showcase their community garden and share their plans for sustainability to the Department of Agriculture (DA) team led by Secretary William Dar.

The collaborative project of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI)-International Training Center on Pig Husbandry (ITCPH), East-West Seed Company, and the Lipa City local government unit (LGU) benefits 156 families who are also members of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).

In support of the DA’s “Plant, Plant, Plant” Program, the project aims to mitigate the effects of the pandemic by promoting agri-livestock household production for consumption and the use of various technologies for meat, egg, and vegetable production.

Secretary Dar was joined by Assistant Secretary for Operations Arnel De Mesa, Assistant Secretary for Strategic Communications Noel Reyes, Regional Director Vilma Dimaculangan, Dr. Ruth Miclat-Sonaco of ICTPH, East-West Seed Public Affairs Lead Mary Ann Sayoc, Lipa City Mayor Eric Africa, and San Benito Chairperson Quintin Piol. (Photo by Alarico Nuestro)

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:

Bidders’ Forum and Updates on DBM Circulars and GPPB Issuances related to Procurement

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