About 40 participants joined the two-day training for Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) for Corn held at Sinoropan Elementary School, Vitali district, Zamboanga City recently.
The GAP training is conducted in coordination with the Office of the City Agriculturist through its field office.
According to Arben Madugo, Vitali District– Agriculture field officer, the existing corn area in Vitali covers approximately 200 hectares. Corn farmers usually do two to three croppings per year depending on variety used. Magdugo said corn is one of the priority commodities in Vitali as it is also one of the staple food aside from rice. “We are grateful for DA and this opportunity to enhance our farmer’s knowledge on the operations in corn production from site selection to post harvest activities. We hope that with the adaptation of the best practices, it would lessen production waste and increase corn output and also farmers’ income.”
The 4.7 million irrigation facility will provide water service to nearby barangays of San Antonio in the Municipality of Titay. Its priority is the large areas of rice fields where water supply is scarce.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) – IX through its Engineering Division recently turned over the Diversion Dam with Canal to the San AntonioSmall Water Irrigation System Association (SWISA). The launching ceremony was held at the irrigation site in the presence of the barangay captain Evelyn Cabadunga. All eight members of the barangay council stood as witnesses to the turnover ceremony.
The Zamboanga Peninsula showcased Dumingag- Zamboanga del Sur’s Organic Municipality, in hosting for the first time nationwide National Convergence Initiative (NCI) Journalism Writeshop.
Some 40 active participants composing information officers, NCI knowledge component members, representatives of NCI lead agencies and some from the Local Government Units (LGUs), nationwide joined the recently conducted Training on Journalism and Development Communication Reporting. The three-day event was held at Four Queens Resort, Tiguma, Pagadian City.
Zamboanga del Norte is eyed to contribute attainment of the Philippines’ 2020 Cacao Challenge to increase cacao production and position as cacao beans supplier in the world.
Planning specialist Cerenio Tila revealed this to participants in the recently conducted Consultative Workshop on the Institutionalization of Inter-Agency Support to Cacao Industry Development in line with the implementation of the Zamboanga del Norte Provincial Commodity Investment Plan (PCIP) held in Dipolog City.