HOPE IN FIBER | Indigenous Ata tribe in a remote village of Tapak in Paquibato District, Davao City pinned their hope in Abaca production to improve their quality of life.

National DAEA l Members of DA Employees Association - National Executive Comittee (DAEA-NEC) gathered in Davao City to celebrate the 14th DAEA National Convention with the theme "Kayang-kaya kung Sama-sama Tungo sa Minimithing Pagbabago".

Agriculture Regional Director Ricardo Oñate Jr. and Undersecretary for Finance Atty. Francisco M. Villano grace the occasion.

Villano encourages each DAEA to develop close coordination with each other in order to create opportunities for the benefit of DAEA members. l via Eve Deligero / RAFIS-11 

 KAKAO KONEK | If there is one industry in the country that is diverse yet inclusive, it's our cacao industry.

DA Regional Executive Director Ricardo M. Oñate, Jr. stresses the need for cacao industry stakeholders to adopt a "big brother, small brother approach" for small players to take advantage of continuous global demand for quality cacao beans.

"We can tap ancestral domain areas for expansion and enable IP communities to engage in cacao enterprise," he added.

The Kakao Konek will run from October 17-18 at SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang Premiere, Davao City. | via RAFIS11

 HALAL GOAT | A feast with a twist focusing on the strategies and interventions of making halal goat technologies and products available in the local and global market is now celebrated in the University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP)- Obrero Campus, Davao City.

 WORLD FOOD DAY | As we celebrate the World Food Day today (October 16), DA and FAO conducted the on-the-spot poster making yesterday and will declare the top five winners this afternoon at Liwasang Aurora, Quezon City Memorial Circle. Best of luck to our young artist Azeneth J.

Enero with his coach Jerry Ben V. Sasam of Sto. Tomas Central Elem. School SPED Center, Sto. Tomas, Davao del Norte. This year's WFD poster making theme is: "Our actions are our future, healthy diets for a #ZeroHunger world. Young Filipinos eating healthy, eating responsibly." | via RAFIS11

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