Cultivate hybrid seeds. Use mechanized farming equipment. Acquire irrigation. Avail of the rice crop insurance. These were the prime advocacies imparted to a sum of 200 rice farmers from the municipality of Kalawit in Zamboanga del Norte and Barangay Punta in Dipolog City during the Rice Information Caravan held last July 11 and 12 respectively.
The Department of Agriculture IX (DA9) turned over the Rice Processing Center (RPC) II worth 16 million pesos to Labangan Farmers First Consolidated Multi-Purpose Cooperative (LAFFICO MPC) in barangay Bulanit, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur recently.
In a ten hectare rice field in barangay Blancia, Municipality of Molave, Zamboanga del Sur, the Department of Agriculture - Regional Field Office IX (DA9) has launched the Hybrid Rice technology derby.
As response to the advocacy of President Rodrigo R. Duterte for food security and sufficiency, the Department of Agriculture (DA) 9 through its Rice Commodity invited over 100 rice farmers to witness the launching of the Hybrid Rice Derby.
Twenty-six farmers graduate the season-long farmer field school (FFS) for corn in Lunzuran, Zamboanga City.
The Office of the City Agriculture (OCA) in coordination with the Department of Agriculture (DA) conducted the six-month field school from December 2016 to June 2017. The City Agriculture Corn Program served as subject specialists who conduct lectures with visuals and hands-on field demonstrations every week.