Davao Region is ASF-FREE | Department of Agriculture Disease Monitoring and Surveillance Head, Dr. Armie Capuyan, is today's guest at 'Kapihan sa PIA'.

She emphasized that Davao Region is still free from African Swine Fever (ASF) virus. She added that a collaborative efforts of securing the region from animal diseases is being done through estsblishement of footbaths in all entry points of the region and thorough inspection of meat and meat products that are coming in.

A Regional Animal Diseases Task Force was also formed by DA in collaboration with other agencies which include PNP, AFP, DENR, FDA, PIA, local government units and hog industry stakeholders.| via RAFIS11 


How do our rice farmers in KIBLAWAN, DAVAO DEL SUR earn more amid lower buying price of palay?

INTERNATIONAL COFFEE DAY | As we celebrate the International Coffee Day today (October 1, 2019), we make this shout out to the Philippines' top producer of Arabica specialty coffee: Marivic Dubria, President of Balutakay Coffee Farmers' Association ( BACOFA).

PETAL ATTRACTION | Looking for IG worthy scenery or something to feed your soul this weekend? Then catch the sunflowers and other annuals in full bloom at DA Research Station in Manambulan, Tugbok District, Davao City.

It's just 700 meters away from UP Mindanao Sports Complex. While DA researchers are finding ways to secure food for our growing population, they also grow ornamentals to promote farm tourism and to help us drive our stress away. Sunflowers and other annuals don't last long. So visit now before they wilt. | RAFIS11

 SOA GRADUATION on SCoPSA | To enhance corn productivity by adopting sustainable adaptive technologies in sloping areas, 450 farmer-graduates in Region 11 recently graduated through the Department of Agriculture School-on-the-Air (SOA) program on Sustainable Corn Production in Sloping Areas (SCoPSA).

“SCOPSA features easy and adaptable methods, and focused on soil and water conservation technologies, soil erosion control, and gully stabilization, in combination with soil fertilization,” said Joedel Leliza, DA-SCOPSA focal person.

In Davao Region, SCOPSA demo sites are located in Governor Generoso and Mati City in Davao Oriental; New Corella and Asuncion in Davao del Norte; and Matanao and Magsaysay in Davao del Sur.

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