Urban goes green

February 8, 2015 by · Comments Off on Urban goes green 

150207113353Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala and Senator Cynthia Villar, chair of the Committee on Agriculture and Fisheries, inspect the rows of plastic drums planted with lettuce and other green leafy vegetables at the newly launched urban agriculture project established at BF Homes, Las PiÒas City. The project, which is under a partnership of the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, aims to provide additional source of fresh and safe food and extra income for urban residents. (PNA photo courtesy by DA)LAM/gsc

Community Fish Landing Center (CFLC) Locator Map

February 7, 2015 by · Comments Off on Community Fish Landing Center (CFLC) Locator Map 

150206181305Senator Cynthia Villar, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, and Department of Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala lead the unveiling of the Community Fish Landing Center (CFLC) Locator Map during the launching of the DA-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources national program to build 252 CFLCs nationwide on Friday (Feb. 6, 2015) at Oasis Hotel in Tanza, Cavite. (PNA photos by Jess M. Escaros Jr.)
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Empowering farmers as service providers in Iloilo and Capiz

February 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on Empowering farmers as service providers in Iloilo and Capiz 

150204171043Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala (left) awards to the members of the Jolongahog Communal Irrigatorsí Association of Pontevedra, Capiz one unit each of a four-wheel drive tractor with implements and combine harvester with a total amount of P3.8 million on January 30, 2015. The implements were awarded under the Department of Agricultureís Farm Service Provider Program, which encourages cooperative members to be farmer-businessmen. The program also empowers farmers to be instrumental in the mechanization and modernization of rice lands and assist small farmers in their production. During the event, DA turned-over a total of 168 farm implements and machinery to local government units and organized farm groups of Iloilo and Capiz amounting to more than P75M.(PNA photo courtesy of DA)LAM/gsc

DA Secretary Proceso J. Alcala denies involvement in garlic cartel

January 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on DA Secretary Proceso J. Alcala denies involvement in garlic cartel 

150108145611Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Proceso J. Alcala (center), in a press briefing Thursday (Jan. 8), denied involvement in the so-called “garlic cartel”. Also in photo (left/right) are Atty. Emerson U. Palad, DA Undersecretary for Field Operations and Spokesman; and OIC-Director Paz Benavidez II, of the Bureau of Plant Industry. (PNA photo by Jess M. Escaros Jr.)

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(Agribusiness) DA: More than PHL 500-M investments in poultry coming in 2015

December 12, 2014 by · Comments Off on (Agribusiness) DA: More than PHL 500-M investments in poultry coming in 2015 

By Cielito M. Reganit

MANILA, Dec. 11 (PNA) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Thursday said 2015 will be good for the local poultry industry as more than Php500-million worth of investments in broilers and layers is set to come in next year.

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Sec. Alcala reports on 'Payabangan' program

November 7, 2014 by · Comments Off on Sec. Alcala reports on 'Payabangan' program 

LUCENA CITY, Quezon, Nov. 6 –- With token pride, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala updated Lucena and Quezon residents about the “Payabangan” program of their agency that will surely improve palay production in the country.

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