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

Initial 100 municipalities with Community Fish Landing Centers

February 7, 2015 by · Comments Off on Initial 100 municipalities with Community Fish Landing Centers 

150206183249Senator Cynthia A. Villar (in pink), chairperson of the Committee on Agriculture and Food; poses with representatives of the initial 100 municipality-recipients the FishR Program of the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) during the program launching on Friday (February 06, 2015) at the Oasis Hotel in Tanza, Cavite. The program aims to establish 252 Community Fish Landing Centers (CFLCs) in strategic areas nationwide to improve the socioeconomic conditions of fisherfolk communities that have high poverty incidence. (PNA photo by Jess M. Escaros Jr.)LAM/jme

Sen. Cynthia A. Villar at the launching of DA-BFAR program to set up CFLCs nationwide

February 7, 2015 by · Comments Off on Sen. Cynthia A. Villar at the launching of DA-BFAR program to set up CFLCs nationwide 

150206182812Senator Cynthia A. Villar (right), Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, delivers her keynote speech during the launching on Friday (Feb. 6, 2015) at Oasis Hotel in Tanza, Cavite of the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) program to establish Community Fish Landing Centers nationwide. (PNA photos by Jess M. Escaros Jr.)

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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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State-of-the art Lloyd Evans Plant Growth Facility in IRRI, Los Baños, Laguna

February 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on State-of-the art Lloyd Evans Plant Growth Facility in IRRI, Los Baños, Laguna 

150203170524Senator Cynthia A. Villar (left) graces the groundbreaking ceremony of the state-of-the art Lloyd Evans Plant Growth Facility of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Los Baños, Laguna on Tuesday (Feb. 3, 2015). Also in photo is Ms. Cecilia Q. Honrado, country manager of the Philippine-Australian Center for International Agriculture Research. (PNA photo courtesy of the Office of Senator Cynthia Villar)
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IRRI breaks ground for Australia-funded plant growth facility

January 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on IRRI breaks ground for Australia-funded plant growth facility 

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna, Jan. 27 — The world's premier research organization focused on rice makes a commitment to keep working toward food and nutrition security for at least the next few generations.

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