Aug. 25, 2016
Some areas in Camarines Sur are still in the process of rebuilding agriculture-based livelihoods after typhoon Glenda hammered the country in 2014. The low lying areas in District 2, particularly Libmanan, Pamplona, San Fernando, Milaor, Minalabac and Pasacao were most affected.
To help these communities recover from their losses, the Bureau of Animal Industry launched the project cum research entitled “Livelihood Assistance thru Modified Cattle Loan Distribution Scheme in Calamity Affected Areas of Quezon and Bicol”.
About P185 million is still at stake for the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) enterprise development (I-REAP) in Bicol until December 2016. This was announced by Project Support Office Business Development Officer John Darel Colarina during the series of PRDP re-orientation conducted in Sorsogon and Albay on August 16-17, 2016.
August 19, 2016
PILI, CAMARINES SUR – Department of Agriculture Bicol OIC Regional Executive Director Elena B. delos Santos turned over a total of P 4.7M worth of agri machineries and equipment to various farmers’ organization as part of DA’s intervention for the rice and high value crops farmers. The turn over was held at the DA grounds on August 19.
With the growing demand for corn as the second most important crop in the country, there is a need to expand and develop idle and new lands and coconut areas suitable for corn production. One of the strategies to fast track the promotion of hybrid corn in achieving food and feed self- sufficiency , is a massive information campaign thru Farmers Education Program. To hasten technology transfer, the Corn Program under The Department of Agriculture Bicol thru the initiative of Lorenzo Alvina, Corn Program Coordinator conducted series of trainings on Corn Production Technology to cluster and non-cluster areas at Barangay San Isidro, Daet Camarines Norte on July 27, 2016; Bombon Camarines Sur , July 28, 2016 and Barangay San Agustin, Iriga City on August 9, 2016.