Alcala, Villar to grace DA school on the air graduation in Davao
- Written by CHERRY MAE D. PALICTE
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Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala and Senator Cynthia Villar, chairperson of the Senate Committee in Agriculture will grace the School-on-the-air program (SOA) on Rice Production, today, March 4, 2015 at Mergrande Ocean Resort in Davao City.
Four hundred fifty farmers in Davao region graduated from the course which started from November 20 to December 15, 2014 and was aired over DXRD 711 kHz, Sonshine Radio from 4:00-5:00 am every Mondays to Saturdays.
The province of Davao del Norte has a total of 250 graduates followed by Compostela Valley with 99; 75 in Davao City, while 20 in Davao Oriental and five in Davao del Sur.
SOA is a training course on agricultural crops and commodities wherein a farmer will graduate after their participation and learning through radio focuses.
The Department of Agriculture has allocated P1.329 billion to fully subsidize hybrid rice production in the country targeting 147,626 hectares to be planted during the dry season until 2016.