Typhoon-affected farmers and fisherfolk in Bicol are expected to recoup from their losses as the Department of Agriculture Philippine Rural Development Project’s (DA-PRDP) Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB) approved about P20.7 million-worth of microenterprise (ME) sub-projects proposed by 15 groups of farmers and fisherfolk. The board approved and endorsed the proposals after listening to the presentations of the proponents on May 17, 2016 in Legazpi City.
May 16, 2016
“Open your mind to change.” This is Civil Service Commission Camarines Sur Director Jocelyn L. Marifosque’s advice to 32 newly-hired permanent employees of the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office V (DA RFO V) who attended the Orientation Program for New Entrants, held on May 13, 2016 at Villa Caceres Hotel.
Marifosque told the participants that it’s time to change the common misconceptions about government employees as “lazy, corrupt, and self-serving.”
“Iwasan gawin ang mga bagay na mali (Avoid wrongdoings),” she stressed, stating that as new civil servants, they are expected to follow policies over habitual practices accepted as the “new norm” in government workplaces.
As part of the celebration of Farmers and Fisher folks’ month and to honor the feast day of St. Isidore, which is observed every 15th of May, the Department of Agriculture here in Bicol held its Summerfest 2016 starting May 16 this year. The Sportsfest which is one of the agency’s major activities, aims to promote employee health, welfare, recreation and enhance employee relations and morale.
Training on nursery establishment, management and propagation techniques of selected fruit crops held
A two day training course entitled “Training on Nursery Establishment, Management and Propagation Techniques of Selected Fruit Crops was conducted recently by the Department of Agriculture Bicol on May 11 and 12, 2016 at the Macagang Business Center , Nabua Camarines Sur.
Attended by Some 58 Extension workers, Farmers and Nursery Growers region wide, said training was geared to enhance the participant’s knowledge and skills in nursery establishment and management . They were taught Rootstock technology and had actual demonstration particularly on budding, grafting and other plant propagation techniques. Participants were able to familiarize propagation tools and techniques of selected fruit crops in different regions and enhance skills and knowledge on the best practices of asexual plant propagation.