PRDP issues COSH guidelines to safeguard workers, communities’ health and safety amid pandemic

To ensure safe and healthy working environment for workers as well as protect the community especially the vulnerable population amid the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) Social and Environmental Safeguards (SES) Unit issued the Supplemental Guidelines on Community and Occupational Safety and Health (COSH) during implementation of PRDP subprojects on continue reading : PRDP issues COSH guidelines to safeguard workers, communities’ health and safety amid pandemic

Veggie prod’n helps Bicolanos be food secure during pandemic

LIBMANAN, CAMARINES SUR – Three months after the DA Bicol’s aggressive campaign for food production or Plant, Plant, Plant Program in every household amidst COVID-19 pandemic, vegetable production in backyard and commercial scales shoot up in Camarines Sur. More households were secured in food while some derived income from selling their surplus produce. Commercial vegetable continue reading : Veggie prod’n helps Bicolanos be food secure during pandemic

Clustering brings about economies of scale and empower corn farmers

By Emily B. Bordado Some years back corn production in the town of Calabanga was only the sixth choice among local farmers after upland rice, coconut, coffee, abaca and rootcrops. It was usually planted as an intercrop with upland rice or even rootcrops especially by farmers who are rearing livestock or pigs or chicken as continue reading : Clustering brings about economies of scale and empower corn farmers

Farmers in Catanduanes benefit from SAAD vegetable production package

Beneficiaries of Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) in Catanduanes are now reaping the fruits of their hard work and at the same time contributing to food security in the island province. Periodic monitoring report on the status of crops distributed to the farmer beneficiaries of Catanduanes being conducted by the SAAD provincial program coordinating continue reading : Farmers in Catanduanes benefit from SAAD vegetable production package

DA Bicol distributed dairy animals to raisers in Camarines Norte

To ensure the continuous production of farm animals as source of meat, milk, eggs and other poultry products, the Department of Agriculture Bicol thru the Livestock Assistance Project under the Livestock and Poultry Program, recently  distributed  dairy animals to selected  animal growers association in Camarines Norte. The Kambingan at Tupahan ng Bayan  (KATUBA) with office continue reading : DA Bicol distributed dairy animals to raisers in Camarines Norte

DA turns over P54.36M worth farm machineries under RCEF

SAN AGUSTIN, PILI, CAMARINES SUR – Some 31 farmers association in Bicol were the initial recipients of P54.6M farm machineries under the P10 billion Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) of the Department of Agriculture. The machineries distributed included 29 units Rice combine harvester worth P43.9M; 7 units riding type transplanter amounting to P8M; 5 units continue reading : DA turns over P54.36M worth farm machineries under RCEF