The participants came from Ocampo, Minalabac, Naga City, Calabanga, Lupi and Pili Camarines Sur. Resource persons discussed the advantages of selling corn on cob and about the existing postharvest facilities in corn cluster areas.
SAN BERNARDINO, CALABANGA, CAM. SUR - This year's 4H Youth Camp was held here on April 25-26, 2017. This is an annual undertaking of the Agricultural Training Institute and the Department of Agriculture to enhance the leadership skills and talents of the rural youths who are the hope of our future.
This year's theme is "Making the Best Better."
More than 150 delegates, including of 4-H officers, members, coordinators and volunteer leaders from the six provinces of the Region took part in the two-day activity.
LEGAZPI CITY - Department of Agriculture Bicol Regional Executive Director Dr. Elena B. delos Santos delivers the keynote speech of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol during the opening program of the 67th Philippine Society of Agricultural Engineers (PSAE) Annual National Convention held on April 23-29, 2017 at the Legazpi City Convention Center this city.
The event coincided with three other big events: 28th Philippine Agricultural Engineering Week; the 3rd Southeast Asian Agricultural Engineering Student Chapter Annual Regional Convention 2017 and the 14th International Agricultural Engineering Conference and Exhibition.
AFCs automatic inclusion in the LGUs’ development councils reiterated during the 2nd RAFC mobile meeting
MANDAON, MASBATE - Department of Interior and Local Government provincial director of Masbate, Julius Rodel Cal-Ortiz affirmed the automatic inclusion of the Agriculture and Fishery Councils (AFCs) in the Local Development Councils (LDC) of all the municipal or city local government unit.
The matter has cropped up during the 2nd RAFC mobile meeting held at the Don Emilio B. Espinosa Sr. Memorial State College of Agriculture and Technology (DEBESMSCAT) on April 18-19, 2017. RAFC Bicol chairperson Alfredo Rillo reported the results of the recent meeting of the RAFC chairpersons with Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Pinol where the group requested for a full time AFC staff in the municipal LGUs. Currently, in some LGUs the AFC chairperson are not able to sit as members of Local Development Councils due to political conflict.