Friday, December 01, 2023

DA to expand adlay seed production

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) plans to expand its seed production of adlay – popularly known as Chinese barley – in Northern Mindanao amid increasing demand and growing potential in the region

The Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) said DA-Northern Mindanao Agricultural Crops and Livestock Research Complex (NMACLRC) is working on expanding its adlay seed production due to increasing demand for adlay grits and adlay seeds.

In Dalwangan, Malaybay, Bukidnon, the NMACLRC reported to BAR that it currently maintains a two-hectare adlay seed production area aimed to further promote, distribute, and supply adlay grits and seeds to interested adlay farmers in the region this year.

Adlay varieties available in seed production include Ginampay, Gulian, Kiboa, Tapol (glutinous), and dwarf.

Planted in June this year, Gulian, Ginampay, and Tapol varieties will be harvested in November while Kiboa in October.

According to NMACLRC, farmers preferred the adlay dwarf variety due to its shorter months of maturity of four to five months versus the six to eight months’ maturity of other varieties.

The dwarf variety also has one to 1.5 meters’ height versus the other varieties with three- to four meters ‘ height which results in lodging problems. NMACLRC sells adlay seeds at P200 per kilo and milled adlay grits at P180 per kilo.

To improve the region’s adlay varieties, BAR director Junel Soriano suggested acquiring improved adlay lines from the Philippine Rice Research Institute for on-farm trials.

In 2010, BAR crafted and supported a research for-development program to explore the potential of adlay.

As of March this year, the bureau supported a total of 61 projects that covered adaptability yield trials across specific locations; varietal improvement; food product enhancement; seed production and expansion; development of processing and postharvest technologies; marketing study; and commercialization implemented by different research development institutes.

DA-Northern Mindanao, in particular, has established seed production areas in different municipalities in Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental, and Misamis Oriental.

Various adlay value-added products, such as wine, breakfast cereal, arrozcaldo, puto, cutchinta, espasol, adlay crunchy bar, and beauty soap were also developed.

The regional office also established partnership with the Hineleban Foundation based in Malaybalay, Bukidnon in marketing and distribution of adlay grains. (Philstar)

31 corn farmers, mi-gradwar sa FFS sa Bukidnon

Mikabat sa 31 ka mag-uuma sa mais ang mi-gradwar ubos sa Farmers Field School (FFS) niadtong Setyembre 12, 2023 sa Barangay Kisanday, lungsod sa Maramag, Bukidnon

Base sa pahibalo sa LGU Bukidnon, ang maong programa gipasiugdahan sa Provincial Agriculture Office (PAgrO), Municipal Agriculture Office sa lungsod sa Maramag ug Department of Agriculture (DA).

Ang FFS nagtutok sa hybrid yellow corn production, nga gitun-an gikan niadtong Mayo 16 hangtud Setyembre 1, 2023.

Tinguha sa maong programa nga matabangan ang mga mag-uuma nga makakat-on og bag-o ug tukma nga mga teknik ug teknolohiya, aron mapatas-an ang abot sa ilang ani. (Omar Rashid Z. Abdullah)

Agri NorMin set to distribute over 3K cash cards to rice farmers

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) through its Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado will distribute another 3,115 Farmers’ Interventions Monitoring Cards (FIMCs) to eligible rice farmers in Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, Camiguin, Lanao del Norte, and Misamis Occidental this month

William B. Parantar, Northern Mindanao area manager of the Universal Storefront Services, Corp. (USSC), turned over the FIMCs to DA-RFO 10 Regional Technical Director for Operations, Carlota S. Madriaga and Regional Technical Director for Research and Regulations, Cora A. Dumayaca, Monday, August 14, at the DA Compound in Cagayan de Oro City.

All NorMin rice farmers entitled to the Rice Farmers’ Financial Assistance (RFFA) as provided under the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL), shall be given the FIMC as their identification and cash card for the electronic rollout of the RFFA.

Pursuant to the RTL, qualified rice farmers shall receive a Php5k cash subsidy annually until the year 2024.

In partnership with the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) and USSC, DA-RFO 10 has distributed a total of 31,583 FIMCs in the region to date.

DA-RFO 10 Regional Agricultural Engineering Division chief, Engr. Deliza T. Camaro, Administrative and Finance Division chief, Patrick Ian F. Pedarse and Rice Program focal person, Chona H. Nacalaban were also in attendance during the turnover of the FIMCs. (DA RDO-10)

PMNP launched in Bukidnon to combat malnutrition in children

MALAYBALAY CITY – The Department of Health and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), as lead agencies, recently launched the Philippine Multisectoral Nutrition Project (PMNP) in Bukidnon

The PMNP brings together various stakeholders and involved government agencies to address critical health issues focusing on maternal and child healthcare that carries the theme “Sa Healthy Pilipinas, Lahat Malakas! Converging Governance and Empowering Communities Against Maternal and Child Malnutrition.”

“Hindi pwede sila, hindi pwedeng tayo, kundi tayong lahat. Kaya sama-sama nating i-angat ang nutrisyon ng mga kabataan dahil we are chosen, because we can! Kayo ay napili para maging piloto sa ibang lokal na pamahalaan sa Region 10. (None of them can do it, and neither can we alone. If we all come together, we can totally make it happen! Let’s team up and boost the nutrition of the youth because we’ve been chosen for this mission. Let’s make a positive impact together),” Abdullah B. Dumana Jr. Undersecretary for Field Implementation and Coordination Team-Mindanao said.

Among 17 target regions, Northern Mindanao is one of the PMNP recipients.

Lanao del Norte and Bukidnon provinces were identified as implementing sites. Four Bukidnon towns: Talakag, Cabanglasan, Kalilangan, and San Fernando, were identified as pilot areas.

The four-year PMNP seeks to enhance the nutritional status of children aged five and below, including pregnant and lactating women, through a comprehensive approach covering health and nutrition services, food security, livelihood, water, sanitation, hygiene, and behavior change communication.

Bukidnon is one of the recipients of this project geared towards adopting a bold and multisectoral approach to achieve nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions across various barangays in identified areas of the province.

DOH and DSWD, along with NNC, DA, DILG, NEDA, DBM, DOST, NCIP, and National Commission on Muslim Filipinos, jointly urged the LGUs, private sector, and communities to actively participate in addressing the prevalence of childhood stunting and nutritional deficiencies.

DOH Undersecretary Dumama Jr. led the Pledge of Commitment signing that conveyed the active participation of Gov. Rogelio Neil Roque, DILG Regional Director Wilhelm Suyko, and representatives from various partner agencies, all coming together to demonstrate their dedication to the cause. (BGE/PIA-Bukidnon)

DA to construct Cassava Warehouse in M. Fortich

MANOLO FORTICH, BUKIDNON – A warehouse with a Multi-Purpose Drying Pavement (MPDP) will soon be established in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon, as the Department of Agriculture -Philippine Rural Development Project 10 (DA-PRDP 10) conducts a Pre-Construction Conference for the said facility on August 1, 2023, in this municipality

Funded by the Additional Financing 2 (AF2), the warehouse with MPDP worth P4,653,741.62 will be constructed in Barangay Lunocan, benefiting cassava producers in the municipality.

In her message, Lunocan barangay captain Melba A. Batoon extended her gratitude to DA-PRDP 10 through Project Director and DA-10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado and LGU Manolo Fortich for the subproject they have acquired.

“We have been longing for this subproject to arrive, especially since our area is very far from the town’s center. Soon, it will be easier to access these facilities, and we can be more confident with the quality of our produce.”

Engr. Deliza T. Camaro, IBUILD Component Head, congratulated the stakeholders for acquiring the said subproject.

She also emphasized everyone’s role in the implementation of the project, which includes the contractor in following the standards set by DA-PRDP and the World Bank, and the residents and barangay officials to monitor the activities in the field.

“For the barangay officials, you will own and use this subproject; thus, you need to make sure that the procedures and the quality are of standards,” Engr. Camaro added.

The warehouse with MPDP will be the fifth of its kind to be built in the municipality as the barangays Minsuro, Sto. Niño, Kalugmanan, and Minsuro received it first. (DA RFO-10)

Construction begins on trading post in Malaybalay City

The construction of a trading post in Purok 2, Barangay 9, Malaybalay City has commenced, marking an important milestone for the city’s economic development. With an allocated budget of Php 5 million, the project aims to enhance the local trading system and promote inclusive food supply chains

The trading post, which is being implemented and funded under the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Enhanced Kadiwa Inclusive Food Supply Chain Program, will serve as a central hub for farmers, vendors, and consumers to engage in trade.

SOV Builders and Construction Supply Corporation, the contractor responsible for the project, has been awarded a contract amounting to Php 3,937,554.24. The project is expected to be completed within the stipulated timeframe of 135 calendar days.

The Notice to Proceed was issued on June 23, 2023, giving the contractor the green light to initiate construction activities. The trading post is expected to be fully operational by November 4, 2023.

The trading post will not only facilitate transactions between farmers and buyers but also promote direct engagement with consumers. This will enable consumers to have access to fresh, locally sourced produce while supporting the livelihoods of small-scale farmers in the city.

The construction of the trading post aligns with the government’s commitment to promoting sustainable agriculture and inclusive economic development. Through the Enhanced Kadiwa Inclusive Food Supply Chain Program, the DA in coordination with partner agencies aims to empower farmers, improve food security, and enhance market access for agricultural products. (LGU Malaybalay)

Joint SPAR sa proposed project concreting sa kadalanan sa Cabanglasan, gipahigayon

Gipahigayon sa lungsod sa Cabanglasan ang Joint Sub-Project Appraisal Review (SPAR)

Ang Provincial Government of Bukidnon (PGB) nipahibalo nga alang kini sa proposed project niini nga pagsemento sa kadalanan sa Barangay Iba-Cabuluhan-Paradise Farm to Market Road ug sa Barangay Capinon – Mauswagon – Freedom – Dalacutan Farm to Market Road.
Nipahibalo ang PGB nga napahigayon kini niadtong Hunyo 13-14, 2023.
Gipahigayon nila kini uban ang Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP), National Project Coordination Office (NPCO) ug ang Project Support Office (PSO) sa Davao. (Diego M. Hidalgo)

Groundbreaking ceremony sa duha ka proyekto sa Valencia, nagmalampuson

Nagmalampuson nga napahigayon sa Lokal nga Pangagamhanan sa Dakbayan sa Valencia ug sa Department of Agriculture (DA) Region 10 ang pagpahigayon sa groundbreaking ceremony alang sa duha ka proyekto sa dakbayan

Base sa pahibalo sa City Government of Valencia, ang groundbreaking nahigayon niadtong Mayo 24, 2023.

Ang duha ka proyekto mao ang pagtukod og warehouse nga adunay multi-purpose drying pavement o solar dryer sa Sitio Tandacol, Barangay Lilingayon ug Sitio Buco, Barangay Banlag.

Sa pagtukod sa maong post-harvest facility, tingoha niini nga mapalambo ang agrikultura ug maserbisyohan ang liboan ka mga mag-uuma sa maong lugar diin aduna na silay mabutangan ug mabularan sa ilang mga produkto sama sa kape, abaca, mais ug uban pa. (Diego M. Hidalgo)

DA opens RSBSA Finder

To provide easier access to data, the Department of Agriculture launches the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA) Finder through

Said system was developed to assist registrants in confirming if their registration was successful and also generates a temporary digital DA Interventions Monitoring Card (DA IMC), which contains their official RSBSA number.

The RSBSA is an electronic compilation of basic information about farmers, farm workers, fisherfolk, and agri-youth, which serves as the basis for availing DA interventions.

For Region 10, a total of 498,503 farmers and fisherfolk have already registered into the system as of May 11, 2023, based on the official RSBSA dashboard data. (AMBManto/DA RF0-10)

Turn-over sa DA hydroponics project, paglunsad sa LGU corn seeds and fertilizer distribution gipahigayon sa Malaybalay

Ang Department of Agriculture Region 10 ug ang City Government of Malaybalay nagkahiusa sa pag-turn-over sa DA hydroponics project ug ang paglunsad sa pagpang-apod-apod sa LGU corn seeds and fertilizer niadtong Marso 20, 2023 sa City Agriculture Office Compound, Casisang, ning dakbayan

Base sa pahibalo sa lokal nga panggamhanan, isip duha sa nag-unang mga ahensiya nga gahatag og pundo sa City Agriculture Office, tumong niini nga madugangan ang produksiyon ug kita sa mga mag-uuma aron makatampo sa paglambo sa ekonomiya sa dakbayan.

Ang kinatibuk-ang kantidad alang sa mga interbensyon mokabat sa Php2,948,115. (Diego M. Hidalgo)