2017-02-PRDP-subprojects-to-benefitCoconut, locally known as ‘niyog’, is one of the abundant agricultural commodities in the country, particularly in Marinduque. Last 2013, the MIMAROPA region ranked 10th in the national production of the said commodity. (Photo by Elmo Morillo, DA-PRDP RPCO 4B InfoACE Unit)

Coconut is a leading agricultural commodity in Marinduque and it is one of the top five high value commodities in the entire MIMAROPA Region. In 2014, the island province of Marinduque had an area of more than 35,000 hectares planted with coconuts.

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IMG 0421The recipients of the farm facilities together with the Department of Agriculture happily waves at the camera as they pose for a photo opportunity taken at the façade of the Rice Processing Center II of Coconut Farmers of Occidental Mindoro Multipurpose Cooperative in Bgy. Central, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro.(Photo by Denice Joelle Benosa, DA-RAFIS)

Department of Agriculture-MiMaRoPa turned over a total of P46.4 million worth of farm facilities in Occidental Mindoro on Thursday, January 26, 2017.

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2017-01-PRDP-funded-trading-center 01Workers at the trading center removes the stem and leaves of the calamansi fruit before sorting. Calamansi fruits have to be arranged by color or size depending on the preferences of the buyers. (Photo by Leira Vic Colongon, DA-PRDP RPCO 4B InfoACE Unit)

There needs to be a more systematic and efficient way of distributing agricultural products if the production capacity of farmers as well as income are to be maximized.

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IMG 6180L-R: OIC Abo-Abo Rural Agricultural Center, Mr. Danilo Jimenez; Livestock Research Center OIC, Gomer Decano, APCO Southern Palawan, Leonardo Enrique;, RTD for Research and Regulations, Louella Rowena J. Lorenzana; Chief, Research Division, Marissa Luna; OIC- DA-PRES, Librada L. Fuertes; OIC RTD for Operations, Engr. Elmer T. Ferry; VP for Research and Development of Western Philippines University, Dr. Benjamin Gonzales; APCO North Palawan Vicente Binasahan Jr; and Engr. Victor Binasahan pose for a thumbs up after the ceremonial groundbreaking of the DA- PRES R&D Building. (Photo by: Paulo Emmanuel M. Ajose, DA- RAFIS)

Department of Agriculture-Palawan Research and Experiment Station (DA-PRES) Research and Development (R&D) Building will now be made possible because of Bureau of Agricultural Research, who give the funding for the construction of the said R&D building.

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picture-for -articlePhoto: RTD Lorenzana (3rd right) together with Mayor Ortega (Center) and Ex- Mayor Celsa Adier (4th from right) together with (L-R) Aborlan MA, Mr. Clemente Cacatian; Narra MA, Antonio Gammad; SB Member Perfecto Diaz,Aborlan Vice Mayor Lito O. Tito, Engr. Fernando Baaco and APCO South Leonardo Enriquez lead the ribbon cutting of the new MPW Detection center. (Photo by: Paulo Emmanuel M. Ajose, DA- RAFIS)

Department of Agriculture MiMaRoPa headed by Regional Technical Director for Research and Regulations Dr. Louella Rowena J. Lorenzana led the turnover of the Mango Pulp Weevil (MPW) Detection center with x-ray machine at Aborlan, Palawan on December 6, 2016.

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ANTONIO G. GERUNDIO, CESO III
Regional Executive Director

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