Some 1,300 participants composed of farmers, stakeholders, extension workers, City and Municipal Agriculturists joined the National Information Caravan conducted by the Department of Agriculture (DA) in partnership with the Local Government of Zamboanga del Norte with the theme: “Agrikultura Para sa Pagbabago” held at Dipolog City Sports Complex, Brgy. Olingan, Dipolog City last week.
“The Information Caravan aims to raise awareness and bring the services of the department to the farmers by providing helpful and reliable information,” said Ms. Cheryl G. Suarez, Information Chief, Agriculture and Fisheries Information Division (DA-AFID).
Showcasing the improved and developed hybrid varieties, the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office IX (DA9) in collaboration with the Rice Productivity Advocacy Incorporated (Rice Board) and the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Dipolog City launched the National Rice Technology Forum (NRTF) in Barangay Olingan, Dipolog City.
“This road is built according to its standards. But if we leave this one unattended and not give importance, definitely this can be easily damaged.”
Department of Agriculture IX Director Constancio G. Alama, stressed in his message in last week’s inauguration and turnover of 6.96 kilometer concreted farm-to-market road connecting barangays Magsaysay, Villagracia down to Bagong Silang in Siay town, Zamboanga Sibugay province.