DA chief with 2012 Gawad Saka winners

Agriculture Proceso J. Alcala (3rd row, 6th from left) poses with this year’s national winners of Gawad Saka—an annual search for outstanding achievers in agriculture and fisheries, conducted by the Department of Agriculture—during an awarding ceremony, October 13, 2012, at DA-Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), in Muñoz City, Nueva Ecija.

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DA allots P950 M for organic agri program, launches ‘organic directory.’

To sustain the implementation and adoption of sustainable organic agriculture technologies, inputs and products, the Department of Agriculture is allotting P950 million next year, said Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala (2nd from left) at the opening of the 9th National Organic Agriculture Congress, in Cebu, held November 6 to 8, 2012.

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Urban Agri in UP

Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala holds newly-harvested pechay during the launching of the Agri-Pinoy Urban Agriculture Program at Brgy. UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City , last October 31, 2012.

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Ecofish Project Floats

Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala (2nd from right) and  United States Agency for International Development (USAID) environment chief  Rolf Anderson (left) unveiled the ‘Ecosystems Improved for Sustainable Fisheries’ or EcoFish on October 17, 2012, at the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources compound in Quezon City.

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DA honors model rural women

The Department of Agriculture recently honored six lady-farmers adjudged as this year’s ‘Outstanding Rural Women’ for their respective achievements and contribution in increasing farm productivity and incomes of fellow farmers and ruralfolk in their respective communities.

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DA Chief with young artists

Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala poses with the five national winners of the 2012 World Food Day (WFD) on-the-spot poster-making contest during the culminating ceremonies, October 18, 2012, at Quezon City Memorial Circle.

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Reciting in Unison

Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala leads the DA family in reciting a united pledge of commitment in a simple candle lighting ceremony which caps off the 2012 World Food Day held on October 18, 2012 at the Quezon Memorial Circle , in Quezon City .

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DA grants Davao P17.5-M farm tractors, agri projects; supports corn exports

Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala (middle) leads the turnover of farm tractors (background and inset) that form part of a P17.5-million assistance to Davao farmers’ groups and local government units, during the recent 8th National Corn Congress in Davao City.

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DA Chief visits model agri research center, grants P23-M projects for Northern Mindanao

Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala (middle) and two Bukidnon indigenous tribesmen Martin Ilaga and Mentilio Bajao proudly show their harvest of coffee berries, during the annual farmers’ field day and technology forum, at the Northern Mindanao Integrated Agricultural Research Center (NOMIARC), in Dalwangan, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon.

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DA to put up P914-M agri trading centers

aptcmoasigning sept142012The Department of Agriculture will construct four Agri-Pinoy Trading Centers (APTCs), totaling P914 million, that will benefit at least 12,000 farmers and livestock raisers in Benguet, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, and Southern Mindanao.

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