P993-MILLION IRRIGATION PROJECT IN BAROTAC VIEJO INAUGURATED

ILOILO CITY –The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) had inaugurated today the Barotac Viejo Small Reservoir Irrigation Project (BVSRIP) worth P993.3 million in Brgy. Nueva Invencion. This project seeks to irrigate 2,050 hectares rice areas and will eventually benefit 880 farmers of Barotac Viejo and Banate, Iloilo. “Kung wala ining proyekto, amo man kami gihapon nga […]

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AGRI CHIEF CALLS FOR AN ISLAND-WIDE BATTLE VS. CECID FLIES

JORDAN, GUIMARAS – Department of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol pushed for an island-wide sanitization of the province of Guimaras against cecid flies. The agriculture secretary emphasized that the issue on the cecid flies must be given immediate actions since the mango production is extremely affected by the pest infestation. Cecid flies cause black spots […]

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DA-WV UPDATES 400 FARMERS IN DUEÑAS, ILOILO

The Department of Agriculture-Western Visayas presented its programs and interventions to 400 farmers of the municipality of Dueñas, Iloilo during its 6th farmer’s day celebration last May 7. Dr. Peter S. Sobrevega, regional technical director for research said that many farmers here in Iloilo have already availed of the production loan easy access (PLEA) program […]

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SAN REMIGIO, ANTIQUE LAUNCHED AS SAAD SITE

San Remigio, Antique is among the three pilot sites for Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) program in Western Visayas. Department of Agriculture (DA) 6 OIC-Regional Technical Director for Operations Rene B. Famoso said, “we have identified the poorest of the poor municipalities in the region with the highest number of low-income earners to benefit […]

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CORN FARMERS, IMPLEMENTERS TRAIN ON BANTAY PESTE BRIGADE

The Regional Crop Protection Center (RCPC) of Department of Agriculture (DA) 6 gathered corn farmers, local farm technicians and agricultural extension workers (AEW) of Iloilo province in a Bantay Peste Brigade (BPB) Training in Corn Cluster Area on May 22 to 23 in Iloilo City. “Since pests and diseases are the major causes of low […]

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WESTERN VISAYAS RICE FARMERS ASSURED SUPPORT FROM RCEF, SAYS PIÑOL

ILOILO CITY— Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol urged farmers of Region 6 to continue planting rice as the government has guaranteed P10 billion Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) every year to improve the sector. “For the first time, the rice industry will be getting funding never before given to the industry in the past. We […]

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NEW ACEF SCHOLARSHIP RULES EXPLAINED TO SUCS

ILOILO CITY— The Department of Agriculture (DA) called for a consultation with the scholarship coordinators of State Universities and Colleges in the region to explain the revised guidelines of the Agricultural Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (ACEF) scholarship program. According to Director Peter Sobrevega, chair of the ACEF Regional Coordinating Unit, this scholarship program seeks to contribute […]

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CASSAVA-BASED PROCESSING TRAINING INTRODUCED TO WOMEN, YOUTHS

ILOILO CITY – A three-day Cassava Livelihood Training for Food is being conducted by the Department of Agriculture (DA)-Western Visayas through the Regional Corn Program at Regatta Hotel, Iloilo City. Twenty-five (25) men and women from Badiangan, Iloilo joined the said training. “DA is eager to give other technologies to different stakeholders aside from crop […]

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LOCAL FOOD FESTIVAL READIES PANAY FARMERS FOR SUSTAINABLE ‘AGRIPRENEURSHIP’

ILOILO CITY – The Panay Local Food Festival and Trade Show held on March 1 to 2 at Robinsons Place Iloilo seeks to derive bigger marketing opportunities to 11 farmers associations and cooperatives who are beneficiaries of the Panay Island Upland Sustainable Rural Development Project (PIU-SRDP). The marketing event was organized by the Korea International […]

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