IMG 7698The participants with the organizers of the Philippine Good Agricultural Practices Certification Pre-assessment Trainigs at La Wency Hotel, Sabalayan, Occidental Mindoro.### Photo by Denice Joelle Benosa, RAFIS, DA-MiMaRoPa

To strengthen the promotion of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) among the farmers of Occidental Mindoro, Department of Agriculture-MiMaRoPa (DA-MiMaRoPa) held a training for the Regional GAP Team (RGT) of the province at La Wency Hotel in Sabalayan on September 6-8, 2017.

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2017-09RoxasPalawanholdsgroundbreakingceremony(Left to right) Vice Mayor Alfredo Enojas, South Luzon PSO Director Shandy Hubilla, and Mayor Maria Angela Sabando attends the ceremonial groundbreaking of the “Palawan Cashew Processing Center” at Brgy. Malcampo, Roxas, Palawan. (Photo by Leira Vic Colongon, DA-PRDP MIMAROPA RPCO InfoACE Unit)

For the 100 members of the Roxas Seed Growers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (RSGMPC), June 27 marks a special day, because the Palawan Cashew Processing Center subproject that they have been waiting for just took another step to reality.

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2017 09 04 ORGANICAGRICULTUREThe participants completed the 2-day training on Organic Agriculture Production with Mr. Peter L. Gallinera (3rd from Left) of Organic Agriculture Program of DA- MiMaRoPa (Photo by: Paulo Emmanuel M. Ajose, RAFIS DA- MiMaRoPA)

SABLAYAN, OCCIDENTAL MINDORO—Thirty nine (39) participants composed of teachers, farmers, organic enthusiasts and barangay workers have completed the Organic Agriculture Production Training held on Adventure Camp Resort on August 21-22, 2017.

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2017-08-PLEA MeetingAllen Ducusin (man standing in front), ACPC’s Chief for Agriculture Development and Management, oriented Bongabong’s Mindoro Farmer Agriculture Cooperative (MinFaCo) and Bansud’s Samahan ng Magmamais  ng Katimugang Mindoro (SaMaKaMi) with the requirements and responsibilities of being a conduit for Production Loan Easy Access (PLEA) at Vencios Hotel, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro on August 10, 2017.

Department of Agriculture-MiMaRoPa Region hastily responded to the call of Secretary Emmanuel Piñol to introduce Production Loan Easy Access (PLEA) program to the farmers of Oriental Mindoro.

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2017-08-RPC in Naujan for postingOIC-Regional Techninal Director for Operations Ronie Panoy (man in stripes) and Naujan Mayor  Atty. Mark Narcos (man in navy blue shirt) cut the the ribbon during the opening of the Rice Processing Center 1 (RPC1) with the Naujan Farmers Association (NaFa) and Department of Agriculture-MiMaRoPa staff on August 10, 2017.

The province of Oriental Mindoro is known to be among the rice granary of the Philippines. To sustain the area’s productivity, the Department of Agriculture in MiMaRoPa Region (DA-MiMaRoPa) with the assistance of Philippine Center for Post Harvest Mechanization and Development (PhilMech) has been putting up rice processing centers (RPC) in the province. 

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ANTONIO G. GERUNDIO, CESO III
Regional Executive Director

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