Once again, the Philippines is certified free from foot and mouth disease (FMD) and Peste de petits ruminants or known as goat plague by the Office of International des Epizooties (OIE), an intergovernmental organization responsible for improving animal health worldwide.
The recognition was given during the 83rd OIE General Session held at Paris last May.
FMD is one of the most contagious diseases of cloven-hooved mammals with the potential of causing severe economic losses and trade disruptions in animals and animal products.
The Department of Agriculture through the Corn Program is extending its support to the farmers in Ifugao to rehabilitate their acidic corn areas through the application of soil ameliorates.
Engr. Edilberto V. Santiago, Corn Program Staff, said that the department have provided 320 bags of lime intended for the rehabilitation of thirty two (32) hectares of acidic corn areas in the municipalities of Alfonso List and aguinaldo.
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