Two schools in Zamboanga del Sur were awarded for Best Gulayan sa Paaralan search.
The Department of Agriculture IX (DA) awarded P20,000.00 cash, a Plaque of Recognition and Certificate of Award (for farm/garden inputs) to Leonardo National High School (LNHS), Municipality of Josefina and Binayan Elementary School, Municipality of Labangan during the awarding ceremony held in Pagadian City recently.
“The laboratory test for Rabies Diagnostics is Free, we encourage the public if once your pet/ dogs die after biting a person, bring the specimen to the Regional Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (RADDL). The fee of P200.00 is waived until December 31, 2016.” said DA - Animal Disease/ Rabies Focal Person Dr. Marie France Que- Jalao during the Rabies Awareness Month launching program in Ayala Central School, Zamboanga City.
The Department of Agriculture Region 9 through its Gender and Development (GAD) program recently sponsored the 1st Regional Women’s Forum at Hotel Guillermo, Pagadian City.
Some 100 women officers and members from different women organizations in Zamboanga Peninsula attended the said forum. Mrs. Marissa Mohammad, GAD Regional Focal Person said “women play a crucial role in our society. This forum aims to enhance women’s awareness on their rights and promote gender equality through community initiatives and advocacy.”Ms. Rosalyn Romo Echem, Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) Accredited Speaker presented the different roles of women elaborating the Magna Carta for Women. This is strengthened by Republic Act 9710, an act defining women empowerment, the rights of the women to be protected, to participate and to be represented in decision and policy making.
The Department of Agriculture fortified its extensive technology transfer on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) for Corn.
After the schedules of trainings on GAP for corn in different provinces in the Zamboanga Peninsula which was attended by municipal corn coordinators, DA’s Corn Banner program team went on by municipalities to conduct equal training to farmers’ association and cooperative presidents and barangay captains.