The Department of Agriculture (DA) targets to produce more palay (unhusked rice) and import less rice this year, as farmers begin to reap the initial benefits of the government's Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) program.

 GET LISTED | Ms. Jollie Ann J. Baranggan briefs the School-on-air (SOA) coordinators on the requirements and in filling-out tge Registry System for Basic Sector in Agriculture (RSBSA). The said registry system validates the legitimacy of farmers and fisherfolk availing themselves of services from the Department of Agriculture. The said briefing forms part of the DA-XI SOA Coordinators Yearend Assessment on December 6 at World Palace Hotel, Davao City. | via RAFIS11

 SAFEGUARDING CROP BIODIVERSITY | The Davao Region Upland Agriculture Research Station (DARUARS) launched its Plant Genetic Resource (PGR) Center on November 21.

 QUALITY RICE SEEDS for FREE with RCEF | Quality rice seeds is a crucial determining factor of yield and quality in rice production. But access to quality rice seeds among our rice farmers is a major constraint.

 AEW Conference | The Department of Agriculture 11 convened the Agricultural Extension Workers (AEW) in Davao region for the 6th Annual Davao region AEW Consultative Conference held at D’ Leonor Resort, Davao City on November 20-22, 2019.

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