DA-Bicol celebrates GEWE mainstreaming gains with women employees

PILI, CAMARINES SUR — “Did we really make change work for women?” Department of Agriculture (DA) Bicol Regional Technical Director for Operations Luz R. Marcelino posed this question to about 90 women employees of the DA and its attached agencies in the region who attended the Inter-Agency Women Employees’ Day celebration held on March 10, continue reading : DA-Bicol celebrates GEWE mainstreaming gains with women employees

DA-ACPC to release P25,000 SURE COVID-19 loan assistance to 75 corn farmers in Iriga City

To reduce their production cost in 2021, 48-year-old corn farmer Felix M. Amoroso, his wife, Marycris, and their two sons, tilled their two-hectare corn farm in Brgy. Niño Jesus by themselves. However, their farm income for their subsistence and for payment of debts was depleted due to high cost of fertilizer and low buying price continue reading : DA-ACPC to release P25,000 SURE COVID-19 loan assistance to 75 corn farmers in Iriga City

IPs in 4 Bicol towns receive more agricultural interventions

SAN AGUSTIN, Pili, Camarines Sur—The Department of Agriculture (DA) Bicol through the Kabuhayan at Kaunlaran ng Kababayang Katutubo (4Ks) Program distributed laminated sacks, chicken layer feeds, and chicken nets to 17 indigenous people communities in Albay, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte and Sorsogon as part of their upcoming poultry project for this year. According to 4K continue reading : IPs in 4 Bicol towns receive more agricultural interventions

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency director visits SAAD sites in Sorsogon

SORSOGON PROVINCE – Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) Philippines Country Director Fahri Burak Aydogdu visited the beneficiaries of the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) in Sorsogon province on February 21-22, 2022. This is to evaluate SAAD sites for possible funding support or direct intervention from the Turkish agency, following SAAD Director Myer G. continue reading : Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency director visits SAAD sites in Sorsogon

DA-Corn Program awards P3 M-worth 4WD Tractor to corn farmers assn.

San Agustin, Pili, Camarines Sur – The Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 5 turned over P3 million worth of 4WD tractor and other implements to Busac Corn Cluster Farmer Association of Ligao City.  DA Bicol Regional Technical Director for Operations Luz R. Marcelino and Corn and Cassava Program Coordinator Earl Vincent P. Vegas, turned continue reading : DA-Corn Program awards P3 M-worth 4WD Tractor to corn farmers assn.

Bicol palay and corn production attain 4.01% and 3.81% growth in 2021

The Bicol Region registered 4.01% growth in palay at 1,346,952.44 metric tons and 3.81% growth in corn production at  292,748.28 metric tons in 2021, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Palay output increased by 91,960 metric tons which is 4.01%  higher  than the 1,294,991.12 metric tons output in 2020, while corn production also increased continue reading : Bicol palay and corn production attain 4.01% and 3.81% growth in 2021