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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LOUELLA ROWENA LORENZANA, Ph.D.
OIC, Regional Executive Director

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