IMG 8065RED Gerundio as he explains the evolution of Agriculture for the past 50 years and the courses available for students who want to make a career in the said field.#Photo by Paulo Emmanuel Ajose, RAFIS, DA-MIMAROPA

Although there is an increase in food demand due to the rapid growth of population, lesser and lesser people are getting involved in the agriculture industry that is the primary source of food production. In the Philippines, the average age of Filipino farmers is 57 years old. A few years from now, the majority of these farmers will be retiring, and there will be lesser farmers in the country. It is also reported in 2015 that there was a 1.5% decline in the enrollment in agricultural courses. These situations pose a serious threat to the food security of the country.

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2019-04-Romblon FMR beneficiaries participateThe PRDP I-BUILD Component and M&E Unit with the Romblon Provincial Project Management and Coordination Office and other stakeholders conduct a site visit of the “Construction of Brgy. Pato-o Proper to Sitio Aurora Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) with Two Bridges” subproject in Odiongan, Romblon. (Photo by Arman Suarez, DA-PRDP MIMAROPA RPCO M&E Unit)

The Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) conducted Citizen Monitoring Training (CMT) for the project beneficiaries of “Construction of Brgy. Pato-o Proper to Sitio Aurora Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) with Two Bridges” in the Municipality of Odingan, Romblon on December 4-6.

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DAmimaropa delegates coverHolding their harvested garlic, DA-MIMAROPA delegates pose for a photo opportunity with Mr. Julian Nobleza (3rd row, R), owner of the garlic farm in Brgy. San Antonio, Basco, Batanes where Garlic Harvest Festival was held.

Currently, MIMAROPA’s garlic faces problems such as the short shelf-life of the crop and the shrinking of its size during its dormancy period, according to High-Value Crop Development Program (HVCDP) Regional Focal person Ms. Corazon O. Sinnung.

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ANTONIO G. GERUNDIO, CESO III
Regional Executive Director

Citizen's Charter

Publication

The following are publication which the general public may avail of. For more information and inquiries, please contact Department of Agriculture MIMAROPA - Regional Agricultural and Fisheries Information Section (RAFIS).

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