Rice Processing Centers: farmers’ refuge during calamities

BUHI, CAMARINES SUR – As the Bicol region was battered repeatedly by three strong typhoons Quinta, Rolly and Ulysses in October and November, the DA -funded Rice Processing Centers (RPCs) in this municipality served as refuge for over 70 families. Simeon Molina, General Manager of the San Antonio Farmers Irrigators Multi-purpose Cooperative said that since continue reading : Rice Processing Centers: farmers’ refuge during calamities

Masbate to integrate ecosystem, biodiversity management in updated Commodity Investment Plan

Results of the 2016 Underwater Biophysical Assessment conducted by the Resources, Environment and Economics Center for Studies Inc. (REECS) show that live hard corals in San Fernando marine protected area (MPA) appeared to be in poor condition with a mean percentage cover of 22.0 percent while dead corals cover was high at 28.6 percent. This continue reading : Masbate to integrate ecosystem, biodiversity management in updated Commodity Investment Plan

Super Typhoon Rolly Batters Bicol and leaves over PhP1.2 Billion damage on agriculture

As Bicol region is still reeling from the destruction wrought by Typhoon Quinta in a span of one week Super Typhoon Rolly battered 4 provinces and affected 2 other provinces of Bicol and left over P1.23 billion damages as of this writing. Severely damaged by the catastrophic winds which ranged from 250 to 315 km/hr. continue reading : Super Typhoon Rolly Batters Bicol and leaves over PhP1.2 Billion damage on agriculture

Farmers and residents reap emerging benefits of completed PRDP-funded FMR in Masbate

For residents of five barangays in Aroroy, Masbate, having a world-class farm-to-market road (FMR) such as the 15-kilometer Concreting of San Agustin to Tigbao FMR from the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) is worth more than a pot of gold. This coastal town, known for its gold mine site, recently sets the record for completing continue reading : Farmers and residents reap emerging benefits of completed PRDP-funded FMR in Masbate

Young UN ambassador led the World Food Day celebration in Bicol

SAN AGUSTIN, PILI, CAMARINES SUR –  Joining the whole world and the nation in the celebration of the World Food Day (WFD) on October 16, 2020,  the Department of Agriculture in Bicol staged a simple yet meaningful celebration at the 3rd Floor, Training Hall of Field Operations building. 21 year – old Louise Emmanuelle DG. continue reading : Young UN ambassador led the World Food Day celebration in Bicol

401 young Bicolano agri-scholars granted ACEF-GIAHEP scholarship in 2020

SAN AGUSTIN, PILI, CAMARINES SUR – Some 401 lucky applicants out of 430 applicants from Bicol region were granted with scholarships under the Department of Agriculture –  Agricultural Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (ACEF) – Grants-In-Aid for Higher Education Program (DA ACEF-GIAHEP) for the school year (SY) 2020- 2021 until SY 2024 – 2025. These are in continue reading : 401 young Bicolano agri-scholars granted ACEF-GIAHEP scholarship in 2020