SAN AGUSTIN, Pili, Camarines Sur---More than 30 rural women-entrepreneurs from Camarines Sur participated in the Training on Basic Food Safety held recently at the Library of the Department of Agriculture-5 here.
Lecturer Ma. Theresa D. Alcantara, Supervising Science Research Specialist of the Department of Science and Technology-5 (DOST-5) said that food safety is the acceptable and safe levels of contaminants naturally occurring toxins that may make food injurious to health.
Since food safety starts with the acquisition of different food items and ends with the proper storage of leftovers for future use, Alcantara encouraged the participants to observe the proper handling, preparation and storage of food to prevent food borne illnesses and health hazards.
LEGAZPI CITY---“The Department of Agriculture in Bicol will no longer be the implementing arm of the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) projects starting this 2017 but we still hopes that there will still be a strong partnership with OPAPP especially on agriculture and livelihood projects.”
This was disclosed by Paul Escober, Head of the Southern Luzon (Bicol-Mimaropa-Calabarzon) Area Management Team of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) during the PAMANA Project Implementation Review and Assessment in Bicol held recently at Venezia Hotel, Legazpi City.
April 3, 2017
CAROLINA, NAGA CITY – The Department of Agriculture Regional Office here in cooperation with the Office of Rep. Gabriel H. Bordado Jr. of the 3rd district of Camarines Sur and the Carolina National High School inaugurated the first ever high school-based Multiplier Farm in the Bicol Region on March 31, 2017.
Congressman Gabby Bordado conceptualized the Multiplier Farm project for selected schools to complement his Gulayan Habang Buhay project or Urban Container gardening recently launched.
Women in Oas, Polangui, Ligao City take on community farm for food, add’l income of family
LIGAO CITY---In the middle part of 2016, Congressman Fernando V. Gonzalez visited the remote areas of Oas and Polangui in Albay and noticed the women doing unproductive activities either gambling (tong-its and bingo), gossiping, or simply idling while their husbands are busy farming or working in other places.
He also noticed idle and vacant areas in the barangays.
In his visit to the coastal barangays of Catburawan, Cabarian and Maonon in Oas, he learned that during habagat (southwest monsoon) which is characterized by hot and humid weather, frequent heavy rainfall, and a prevailing wind from the west, the fishermen have no economic activity. Thus, farming provided an alternative livelihood.