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The Philippine Statistical Research and Training Institute (PSRTI) in coordination with the Department of Agriculture IX Livestock Program are conducting a five-day training course on Statistics-based Decision Making.
According to Christopher E. Mojica, Statistician III of the PSRTI training division, the Training course on Statistics-based Decision Making will provide an understanding of the principles of inferential statistics. It will provide the basic knowledge in data processing, analysis of survey results using the PhSTAT/MegaSTAT, an add-in module of MS Excel; and derive evidence-based decision-making from using the statistics generated from the data collected. Mojica mentioned the benefits of the training, “the hands-on application techniques and skills learned in this training will allow them to do an informed decision-making with the aid-of a computing tool.”

Two awards given to Region IX DA-DAR-DENR-DILG Regional Convergence Initiative (RCI 9) during the recently National Convergence Summit (NCI) held in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur.
The Recognition for Successful Implementation of national Convergence Initiative for Sustainable Rural Development (NCI-SRD) was given to the municipality of Siayan, Zamboanga del Norte. Formerly the “poorest municipality” across the nation according to the National Statistics Coordination Board in 2003. Siayan since has dropped its poverty rate and has developed a growing economy and competing in agriculture with their famous product of rice and cassava wine, Pangase. The recognition was received by Siayan Mayor Flora Villarosa, where she also shared Siayan’s experience and success through convergence works.

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.

DA 9 Asst Regional Director Maria Melba B. Wee turn over the RPC II Project to LAFFICO MPC head Lorna Abenes in the presence of Labangan LGU, PCIC, NFA and LAFFICO officers.

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.

DA Operations with participating Seed Companies, LGU and stakeholders do a Thumbs-Up to join together for the promotion of hybrid rice and rice-sufficiency.

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.

USec Atty Ranibai Dilangalen awards 1 million to the Rice Achievers of Bayog, Zamboanga del Sur together DA 9 Rice Coordinator Evelyn Academia.

One million pesos was awarded to the Municipality of Bayog, Zamboanga del Sur as the 2016 National Rice Achiever for having an outstanding production in the region.
Leonardo Babasa, Bayog Municipal Mayor together with his Municipal Agriculturist Nora Paredes and Agricultural Extension workers, Edwina Caray and Ronelo Magtorlol received the award at Philippine International Cultural Center (PICC) in Manila recently.

Three remote municipalities in the region were selected as recipients of the Department of Agriculture (DA-RFO9) Anniversary Outreach program held for three consecutive days this week. Together with DA Attached Bureaus and Agencies; (ATI, BFAR, BSWM, BAI, BAI-Vet Qua, BPI, BPI-NSQCS, PhilFIDA, NMIS, PRRI, PCC, PCIC, PFDA, PCA, PCA-ZRC, NFA, NIA and RAFC) extension support, services, food and planting materials were delivered on site to the municipalities of Siay, Zamboanga Sibugay, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur, and Sibutad, Zamboanga del Norte.

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