Weaving her way in a male-dominated sector: The RAFC Journey of Bernadette Delos Santos

“Although accepted na ang mga babae sa agriculture, yung representation namin ay hindi pa masyadong nakikita. Yun ang pwede pa nating ma-improve. Bigyan natin ang mga kababaihan ng pagkakataon na maglead sa AFCs.” This became the number one advocacy of Bicol Regional Agricultural and Fishery Council (RAFC) Chairperson Bernadette “Bidibidi” Delos Santos upon joining RAFC continue reading…

Youths in agriculture: Empowering and enabling a sustainable agricultural environment for the next generation

PRESS RELEASE The COVID-19 pandemic underscored the importance of food security, food-related business, self-sufficiency and urban farming. Today, farming and agriculture have become viable business opportunities known as agripreneurship.  This concept proved to be a major draw among the younger generation to invest in a future in agriculture and fisheries-related enterprises. Giving access to dialogues continue reading…

DA to lure millennials as agri ‘frontliners’ (repost)

Author: DA Communications Group | 24 April 2020   Looking at young millennials as the future of Philippine agriculture, the Department of Agriculture (DA) is set to engage 900 fresh graduates (batch 2019-2020) as ‘frontliners’ to assist as implementers of agriculture programs in each congressional district nationwide. “We need young blood in agriculture. They have continue reading…

Sec. Piñol designates RAFC Chairpersons as first-ever Farmer-Directors for a Month

In observance of the Farmers’ and Fisherfolk’s Month, Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Emmanuel Piñol recently signed a Memorandum Order dated March 27, 2017 designating Regional Agricultural and Fishery Council (RAFC) Chairpersons as DA-Regional Field Office (RFO) Director  for the month of May. As Farmer-Directors, the RAFC chairpersons assume the roles and tasks of DA-RFO continue reading…

NSC-CPLFC addresses citizen’s petition

In an inter-agency meeting among the Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) held on February 28, 2017 at Apacible Hall in Quezon City, solutions to the citizen’s petition to stop the operation of poultry farms continue reading…