The Department of Agriculture-Cordillera Administrative Region (DA-CAR) handed over a certificate of award to the Provincial Local Government Unit (PLGU) of Kalinga worth 13 Million.
This serves as assistance to farmers affected by Typhoon Lando last October 2015 according to DA-RFO-CAR Regional Executive Director, Lorenzo M. Caranguian. The certificate of award was signed by the DA secretary Proceso J. Alcala.
Typhoon Lando damaged around 44 M
The Department of Agriculture (DA) National Management Committee (MANCOM) Meeting this quarter was conducted at the Benguet AgriPinoy Trading Center (BAPTC), and Baguio Crown Legacy Hotel from November 4-6, 2015.
Around 214 members of the committee, including DA-CAR employees, guests and other participants attended the activity.
The conduct of the meeting highlighted the heightened support of the DA to the region’s vegetable industry, more particularly through the BAPTC, and other programs and projects of the agency. The Cordillera produces 80 percent of the nation’s vegetable requirements.
For its part as host region, the DA-RFO-CAR also promoted the Cordillera’s unique cultural practices and traditions, products, projects and places of interests as part of the MANCOM activities.
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The operation of the Benguet AgriPinoy Trading Center (BAPTC) is now realized with its pre-launching ceremony on October 26, 2015.
Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala spearheaded the ceremony. With him were the representatives of the BAPTC Project Steering Committee (PSC) including Congressman Ronald Cosalan, Benguet Governor Nestor Fongwan, La Trinidad Vice Mayor Romeo Salda, Benguet State University (BSU) Ben Ladilad, and Mr. John Sagpaey, representative of the farmers’ group.
Police estimates showed that there are around 2,500 farmers, farmer-leaders, traders, local chief executives, DA staff, representatives from the DA attached agencies, and other guests present during the ceremony.
Young artists are now being refocused and engaged in social responsibility through the expression of arts; depicting their thoughts, voice, and feelings in taking part in fighting hunger and poverty.
This has been the advocacy of this year’s World Food Day 2015, spearheaded by the Department of Agriculture- Cordillera Administrative Region (DA-CAR) in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd-CAR) held at Hotel Supreme, Baguio City on October 2, 2015.
- Apayao RICs on corn by product recycling
- Cassava stakeholders develop site specific production technologies
- DA provides agri-related assistance to “Ineng” victims in Cordillera
- Animal health coordinators strengthened
- DA holds hands-on training on Postharvest Technologies to Corn and Cassava farmer grantees
- Processing facility turned over to Ambuclao Coffee growers
- DA-CAR, attached agencies join ASEAN week celebration
- Coffee processing center turned over to Tuba coffee growers
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