Outstanding rice achievers of Region 7 recognized

Nine agricultural extension workers of region 7 and the LGU Canlaon City were among those awarded by Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala during the honoring ceremonies for Agri Pinoy Rice Achievers Award held recently at Newport Performing Arts, Resorts World, Manila.


Livestock Distribution in Baang, Catigbian, Bohol


OIC RTD for Research and Regulations Joel Elumba talks about the duty of each recipient in raising the animals they received during the livestock distribution in Brgy. Baang, Catigbian, Bohol last March 18, 2014 as part of  Sec.Alcala’s commitment. He encourages the recipients to care and ensure reproduction of the animals.

DA 7 challenges livestock technicians to practice mitigating measures

The expected weak El Niño phenomenon calls for persistent mitigating measures. In the recent livestock technicians’ meeting held in Tagbilaran City, Bohol, OIC RTD for Research and Regulations Joel Elumba encouraged livestock technicians to practice mitigating measures for the weak El Niño phenomenon which, according to PAGASA, is expected to hit early June.


Bantayan Island receives P32M typhoon Yolanda rehab projects

redwidsecBANTAYAN, CEBU – Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala’s commitment of more than P32M worth of livelihood assistance brings hope to the residents of Bantayan Island (in Cebu) after disastrous typhoon Yolanda struck the island on November 8, 2013. Among the many agri-related livelihood projects for Bantayan Island committed by the national government during the visit of President Benigno Aquino III last February 25 include 3 4-wheeled tractors for the 3 municipalities. Each tractor will cost P2.2 million.


Participatory Rapid Disaster Appraisal on Yolanda

rapid apraisalThe first of a series of workshops for the implementation of a Participatory Rapid Disaster Appraisal (PRDA) in agriculture and fisheries was recently held in Mandaue City. The seminar was intended among others to lead agricultural development workers to “think out of the box” in crafting an integrated response in the rehabilitation of agriculture and fishery communities affected by typhoon Yolanda.


Training-Workshop on Social Graces

social graces2Training-Workshop on Social Graces,  Enhancing Corporate Image and Office Etiquette Protocol  Integrating Gender  and Development (GAD)

Some fifty personnel of the the Dept. of Agriculture-7 underwent a Training-Workshop on Social Graces, Enhancing Corporate Image and Office Etiquette Protocol Integrating Gender and Development (GAD) last February 6-7, 2014 at Cebu Northwinds Hotel.



chocohzeChocolates are almost everybody’s favorites. Made from processed cacao beans, the chocolate’s irresistible and sweet taste has made for its soaring demand. The cacao industry is a source of lucrative livelihood opportunities for growers and businessmen to earn better income.

One such chocolate business located in the bustling City of Cebu, is the House of Chocolate owned by Raquel Choa, a Cebuana chocolate’s connoisseur. Her passion started since her childhood when she made sikwate or hot chocolate from tablea, roasted cacao beans formed into small lumps. She established Ralfe Gourment, Inc. also known as the chocolate boutique with her husband Alfred.


PRDP Cluster meeting (Visayas Cluster)

Planning workshop and finalization of the output during the three-day PRDP Cluster meeting (Visayas Cluster) at Crown Regency last February 5-7, 2014.

Director Enriquez underscores harmonized efforts in agricultural services

redaDepartment of Agriculture-7’s OIC Regional Executive Director Angel Enriquez has recently underscored the importance of harmonizing efforts in the delivery of agriculture development services.

Enriquez spoke during the conference on rice, corn, high value commercial crops and livestock plans and services in an uptown Cebu City hotel which DA-7 called for local government partners in the provinces of Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental and Siquijor. The activity was an opportunity for DA-7 and local agriculture agriculture staff of the provinces to share experiences and thresh out issues concerning the implementation of agriculture projects.


Oplan Kabukiran

City Agriculturist Joelito Baclayon ,  RTD Joel Elumba and  Dr. Pilar Romero (3rd, fifth and rightmost, respectively) discuss the delineation of functions of Oplan Kabukiran. The Department of Agriculture Region - 7 (DA RFO 7), the Cebu City’s Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries (DVMF) and the Agriculture Office have join hands to implement Oplan Kabukiran, a task force created to address the needs of farmers affected by the extreme weather in the city’s uplands.


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