DA distributes farm tractors



Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala (extreme right) joins Compostela Valley Governor Arturo Uy during the test-drive of one of the eight farm tractors loaned to the province to be used for the rehabilitation of the rice and corn plantations destroyed by Typhoon Pablo during the last month of 2012.  

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DA grants P35-M farm inputs, equipment to typhoon affected farmers

Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala (2nd from right) hands over farm inputs and tools that form part of an initial P35-million worth of assistance to farm families affected by typhoon Pablo through Compostela Valley Governor Arturo Uy (2nd from left) and Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo del Rosario (right), in simple ceremonies held in Nabunturan, Compostela Valley, December 19, 2012.

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Bohol RPC soon to rise

Agriculture Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat (2nd from right), Bohol Governor Edgar Chatto (2nd from left) and South Korean Ambassador Lee Hyuk (center) present the memorandum of agreement which awards to the town of Pilar a P150-million worth Rice Processing Center (RPC) capable of drying 40 tons of palay, and mill at the rate of three tons per hour, with a milling recovery of 60% to 65%.

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Food producers convention

Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala encourages the members of the various irrigators’ group to come together and build a national network to establish a stronger sector towards the attainment of the goals of the government’s Food Staples Sufficiency Program during the 2-day National Convention Food Staples Producers held at the Manila Hotel on December 12 – 13, 2012.

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Double A slaughterhouse to rise in Batanes



Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala (center) and Batanes Governor William Mamba (left) seal with a handshake a tripartite agreement between the Department of Agriculture (DA), the Batanes provincial government,

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DA, IRRI forge rice sufficiency, food security partnership

Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala (3rd from left) and International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) Director General Dr. Robert Zeigler seal with a handshake a five-year agreement between the Department of Agriculture and IRRI on ‘Sustaining rice self-sufficiency and food security in the Philippines,’ at the DA central office in Quezon City, December 3, 2012.

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DA-NIA to fast-track P11.2-B Jalaur Irrigation Project

Senator Franklin M. Drilon (left) shows area on a map where the Department of Agriculture through the National Irrigation Administration (DA-NIA) will construct several dams and other infrastructure to form part of the P11.2-billion Jalaur River Multipurpose Irrigation Project (JRMP phase 2).

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DA grants Misamis Occidental P115-M agri-fishery, FMR projects

 Inset photo shows Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala handing over certificates of award to Governor Herminia M. Ramiro, during the 3rd Pas’Ungko S’g festival, in celebration of the province’s 83rd anniversary celebration, on November 14, 2012, at the provincial capitol.

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P83-M abattoir opens in Iloilo


Senator Franklin M. Drilon (inset, 2nd from right) and Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala lead the formal inauguration of the P83-million ‘double-A’ slaughterhouse in Barangay Tacas, Jaro, Iloilo City, November 16, 2012.

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DA unveils organic agri program logo

Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala (right) recently unveiled the official logo (inset) of the government’s national organic agricultural program, during the 9th National Organic Agriculture Congress, in Cebu, November 6-8, 2012.

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