2017-08-mangyans-with-da-and-lguThe Alangan tribe with the DA-MiMaRoPa and LGU-Sablayan Officials and Staff

Transporting their agricultural products from their hilly and mountainous area in Brgy. Pag-asa, Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro to the nearest access road is the major problem of the seven (7) Indigenous People (IP) tribes.

Their agricultural products were being transported using wagons pulled by carabaos, some carried it (two (2) to three (3) kilometers from their area) on their back by foot and some uses “balsa” when crossing the river.  The transportation costs Php 20-30.00 per sack. Products were ultimately damaged upon reaching the market and only a small portion of it was sold.

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Banner Photo-Training on Plant Nursery AccreditationParticipants with speakers from Bureau of Plant and Industry, staff of DA-MiMaRoPa Regulatory Division and Palawan Research and Experiment Station pose for a photo opportunity during the training on Plant Nursery Accreditation and Plant Material Certification, Their Management and Propagation Techniques, on July 11-13, 2017. (Photo by Denice Joelle Benosa, RAFIS, DA-MiMaRoPa)

To ensure the distribution of quality plant materials in the province of Palawan, Department of Agriculture (DA) in MiMaRoPa Region through its Regulatory Division conducted training on Plant Nursery Accreditation and Material Certification with Management and Propagation Techniques at the Palawan Research Experiment Station (PRES), Sta. Monica, Puerto Princesa City, on July 11-13, 2017.

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2017-07-farmers-attend-grand-field-dayDA employees with farmers and representatives from the Victoria Local Government Unit pose for a photo opportunity during the opening of the DA-RIARC’s Grand Field Day.(Photo by Michael John Galivo, RAFIS, DA-MiMaRoPa).

More than 1,000 farmers with students from the different municipality of Oriental Mindoro attended the Department of Agriculture Rural Integrated Agricultural Center (DA-RIARC) 47th Foundation Anniversary entitled DA’s Grand Field Day on June 22, 2017. The celebration also coincides with the DA’s 119th anniversary.

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2017-07Processingenterpriseagoodnews 1David Lagrada is one of the members of the Roxas Seed Growers Multi-Purpose Cooperative and beneficiaries of the “Palawan Cashew Processing Center” subproject to be funded by PRDP. He is a small-time cashew grower who owns one hectare of cashew plantation. (Photo by Leira Vic Colongon, DA-PRDP RPCO 4B InfoACE Unit)

Cashew is the number one agricultural commodity in the Province of Palawan, particularly in Roxas which is its highest producer. Roxas, a coastal municipality located two hours away from the capital city, shares more than 2,400 hectares of the cashew plantation of the whole province.

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IMG 2865Vice Mayor Hermoso Ornopia (3rd from left) of Kalayaan receives the certificate of turnover for the three (3) units hydroponic greenhouse from APCO Leonardo Enriquez (4th from left). (Photo by Denice Joelle Benosa, RAFIS, DA-MiMaRoPa)

Department of Agriculture-MiMaRoPa Region turned over organic hydroponics greenhouse garden worth P3-million to the Island Municipality of Kalayaan in Palawan on June 9, 2017.

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ANTONIO G. GERUNDIO, CESO III
Regional Executive Director

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