DA XI Reg’l Director Ricardo Oñate, Jr. (4th from L) leads the unveiling of Malasakit Help Desk. Assisting him are RTD for Operations Marila Corpuz (3rd from R) and RTD for Research and Regulations Angelina Pancho (2nd from R) together with the Division chiefs. Also in photo is John Paul Matuguinas (4th from R), one of the youngest DA XI employees, to symbolize the agency’s youthful idealism and continued commitment to bring agri services to our farmers.

 

In light of reports of plastic-like substances allegedly coating imported mackerels which surfaced in social media, Department of Agriculture in Davao Region (DA-XI) and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources XI (BFAR-XI) clarified that Davao City is cleared from such issue during a meeting in DA compound on Friday afternoon.

Men in uniform in Island Garden City of Samal undergo two-day Mushroom Production Training with LGU-IGACOS and Ms. Glady Mae Navasca-Lutarte of Darces, Manambulan, Tugbok District Davao City.

There is a growing interest in mushroom production owing to its nutritional benefits and as potential source of income both for rural and suburban farmers. 

The Department of Agriculture XI thru its Philippine Rice Information System Management (PRISM) technical staff recently conducted a field validation among the major rice producing municipalities in Davao Oriental.

Using a drone and smartphone application, the ground observations will supplement the given satellite data on rice and non rice areas in the region.

"It will greatly help the decision makers, farmers, AEWs and project implementers to prepare for and mitigate the effect of recurring disasters. This technology will help us improve program implementation by carrying out appropriate interventions to the right beneficiaries," said Engr. Arvin Aquino Bravo, DA XI alternate focal for PRISM. 

DA and backyard swine raisers' association chair are resource speakers at the Kapihan sa PIA (Philippine Information Agency) to educate the public about the African Swine Raisers (ASF). DA emphasized that ASF is a serious threat that will endanger the swine industry once it enters the country. Thus all concerned agencies and the public should coordinate and be vigilant to prevent the entry of this disease inside the Philippines.

Resource person include Dr. Armie Capuyan - disease monitoring and surveillance Section Chief, Dr. Ma. Teresa Bacayo - Regional Veterinary Quarantine Officer, and Felimon Santander - chair of Backyard Raisers Association.

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