This Commercial Pig Farm Thrives, Diversifies and Levels up amidst ASF Threat

By Emily B. Bordado At this time when the hog industry is grappling with the dreadful viral disease known as African Swine Fever that has adversely affected the livelihood of thousands of backyard raisers and the businesses enterprises of commercial traders, retailers and meat processors, there are only a handful of commercial hog raisers who continue reading : This Commercial Pig Farm Thrives, Diversifies and Levels up amidst ASF Threat

Typhoon and ASF affected SAAD beneficiaries receive aid

Farmers and livestock raisers in typhoon-hit island of Catanduanes recently received P5.5 million rehab assistance from DA Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD). One hundred rice farmers who are beneficiaries of (SAAD) received 100 sacks of palay (RC-222 variety) at 40 kg per sack, including 100 bags of complete fertilizer at 50 kg per bag continue reading : Typhoon and ASF affected SAAD beneficiaries receive aid

DA Bicol uses drone technology to control rice Tungro virus

One of the measures employed by the DA Bicol to effectively control the Green Leaf Hoppers that cause Rice Tungro Virus incidence in four Albay towns was the use of agricultural drone sprayer or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in spraying insecticides to affected rice paddies. Earlier this week, DA Bicol Regional Executive Director Rodel P. continue reading : DA Bicol uses drone technology to control rice Tungro virus

Kadiwa Master Chef Cook-Off marks DA-Bicol’s Filipino Food Month 2021 celebration

The Department of Agriculture (DA)-Bicol held a cooking contest among its employees on April 23, 2021 at the DA Malasakit Center in Pili, Camarines Sur to mark the Filipino Food Month celebration.  Dubbed as “Kadiwa Master Chef Cook-Off,” the activity aims to highlight the use of local farmers’ produce from the Kadiwa ni Ani at continue reading : Kadiwa Master Chef Cook-Off marks DA-Bicol’s Filipino Food Month 2021 celebration

Sorsogon farmers, LGUs receive P40.9-M worth farm machineries from DA-PhilMech

Sorsogon City – The Department of Agriculture in Bicol Region through the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech)  turned over farm machineries to different municipalities in Sorsogon on March 30, 2021. The turn over was held at the Regional Dairy Production and Technology Center, Brgy. Cabid-an, this City. Included in the machineries turned continue reading : Sorsogon farmers, LGUs receive P40.9-M worth farm machineries from DA-PhilMech