“In everything we do, we always have to look at the good things- it’s just a matter of perspective.”
This was the word of encouragement that Jose C. Reaño USEC for Operations (Livestock) shared during the Department of Agriculture Livestock Program (DA-LP) 1st Quarter Performance Review and Planning Conference.
La Trinidad, Benguet –The DA RFU CAR, through the Highland Vegetable Crops Development Program(HVCDP), donated 2.3 million peso worth of farm interventions to the Benguet Farmers Multipurpose Cooperative during their 4th General Assembly held at the Benguet Agri-Pinoy Trading Center(BAPTC), Puguis, La Trinidad, Benguet on April 7, 2015.
According to RED Marilyn V. Sta. Catalina, this intervention consists of farm inputs worth 2.2 million pesos donated to the cooperative in the form of a project award while the inputs worth Php 284,350 was given away to those who registered during the assembly through raffle.
Agriculture secretary Proceso J. Alcala imposes temporary ban on the importation of domestic and wild birds and their products including poultry meat, day old chicks, eggs and semen originating from Japan; and Pope Country, Minnesota USA.
Based on the evaluation of the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), the risk of contamination from importing poultry and poultry products of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) event in Taragi-machi, Kumamoto, Japan have been resolved and is negligible. However, for safety purposes all import transaction of the above products shall be in accordance with the existing rules and regulations of the Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Industry and National Meat Inspection (DA-BAI-NMIS).
More than 500 farmers and stakeholders from the different provinces of the Cordillera Region participated and showed their support for the campaign on rice self-sufficiency program during the Regional Convention of Food Staples Producers held at the Provincial Gymnasium in Tabuk City last March 20-21, 2013.
A total of 640 participants attended the said training, with 40 from Abra, 35 from Apayao, 330 from Kalinga, 41 from Benguet, 45 from Ifugao and 24 from Mt. Province. On the other hand, around 125 individuals from the DA and its attached agencies also participated, and facilitated in the said convention.