Drive for nature-friendly rice production pushed

Posted by on Jan 19, 2011 in News |

Drive for nature-friendly rice production pushed

  Apart from gaining good harvests and coping with the erratic weather and other farm challenges, the equally important need of conserving environmental health must be firmly considered. This was stressed during a recent farmers’ event with agriculture and local officials in Baliangao, Misamis Occidental. Department of Agriculture Regional Rice Program Anchorperson Juliet Araos and Regional Integrated Pest Management (IPM) coordinator Audy Maagad urged the necessity of maintaining a...

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White potato development sees green light

Posted by on Jan 19, 2011 in News |

White potato development sees green light

MIARAYON, TALAKAG, BUKIDNON – Potato development will have to be intensified if the country aims to meet local demand for the commodity, agriculture officials say. Juanita Salvani, Center Manager of the Department of Agriculture-Northern Mindanao Integrated Agricultural Research Center (DA-NOMIARC) disclosed that the country imports more than half or 68 percent of the national white potato consumption. “This is an opportunity lost for our local farmers because a bigger bulk of this...

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DA-10 grants FMR project to Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon

Posted by on Jan 18, 2011 in News |

Manolo Fortich – In its unwavering drive to advance the livelihood of farmers and fishermen within the region, the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 10 through the Mindanao North Coast Integrated Area Development Project (MNCIADP), has recently turned over a Farm to Market Road (FMR) project to the municipality of Manolo Fortich, in the province of Bukidnon. The 1.27-kilometer FMR project which is situated in Gaboc – Tankulan was materialized through a counterparting scheme,...

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