Masayang tinanggap ng Regional Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory VIII (RADDL) sa Tacloban, Leyte ang mga dagdag na supplies mula sa BAI ADDRL upang mapalakas ang surveillance laban sa ASF.
Nagtungo ang mga opisyal ng Department of Agriculture sa naturang laboratoryo bilang bahagi ng maigting na kampanya sa pagsugpo sa sakit. Ang “Babay ASF” program, sa pangunguna ni Secretary William Dar, ay naglalayon na palakasin ang partnership ng DA at ng mga lokal na pamahalaan.
Personal na inabot ni Director Ronnie Domingo kay Reynaldo Salamat, hepe ng Integrated Laboratory Division, ang mga diagnostic kits para sa ASF at iba pang kagamitan.
Nakatakda din sa mga susunod na araw ang pag-uusap ukol sa kasalukuyang ASF control activities sa Leyte na pinangungunahan ni DARFO Regional Executive Director Angel Enriquez. Si Dr. Samuel Joseph Castro ng BAI ASF Task Force, at Dr. Jose Eduardo David ng National Veterinary Quarantine Services Division, ay kasama sa interagency assessment at field inspection. # # # (DA-BAI)
More farmers benefit from the CFSMFF program
The Cash and Food Subsidy for Marginal Farmers and Fisherfolk (CFSMFF) Program of the Department of Agriculture continues to roll out cash and food aid to the farmers in Municipalities of Kitcharao and Nasipit in Agusan del Norte, recently.
A total of 154 farmers from the corn, coconut, and fishery sectors benefited from the assistance in the municipality of Kitcharao, which happened on January 21. Meanwhile, in the Municipality of Nasipit,156 recipients under the NCIP and BFAR received the assistance, this happened earlier today.
Each of the beneficiaries received P3,000.00 cash voucher and P2,000.00 worth of food subsidy comprising of 25-kilos of rice, 2 (two) trays of eggs, and a dressed chicken. Sto. Nino Multi-Purpose Cooperative and the Ocampo Farms supplied the distribution for this leg.
Assistant Secretary for Agribusiness Kristine Y. Evangelista also graced the distribution of assistance in Nasipit, Agusan del Norte.
On January 26, a distribution is set to happen in the Municipality of Carmen, Agusan del Norte. On January 27, the scheme will commence in the province of Surigao del Norte starting in Surigao City.
Meanwhile, distribution of food subsidy is on-going in the provinces of Surigao del Sur and Agusan del Sur. # # # (DA-RFO XIII, RAFIS)
DA-11 conducts training on various agri commodities production to a religious congregation in Davao City
Meet the new partners of the Department of Agriculture-11 in promoting agricultural production and eradicating hunger and malnutrition in the region– the Apostles of Jesus Crucified (AJC) Sisters in Biao Guianga, Tugbok, Davao City.
The AJC Sisters are looking into developing the 5-hectare idle space into an agricultural production area planted with corn and vegetables, and also for livestock production for which produce will support the Padre Pio’s Home for Children orphanage and their community-based beneficiaries.
Recently, DA-XI Regional Executive Director Ricardo M. Oñate, Jr. has tasked experts from the agency’s banner programs to conduct a series of trainings on various agri commodities production to the AJC Sisters and provide production support such as vegetable and corn seeds, fertilizer, forage, vermiculture, biocontrol agents, and needed inputs for their livestock and poultry.
“We need more partners like the AJC Sisters who really look into the potential of agriculture. Given the current health emergency situation, we need to encourage more people to engage in agriculture and produce their own food,” said Oñate. # # # (Celso Campos Vergara, DA-RFO XI, RAFIS)