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Wed, 05/31/2017 - 5:00pm

In celebration of the Farmer’s and Fisherfolk’s month this May, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 8 (DA-RFO 8) prepared various activities to emphasize the role of the agricultural sector and its stakeholders in the society. The celebration commenced on May 3, 2017 at the DA-RFO 8 Multi-purpose Hall.
 
 

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 2:54am

 
 
Being a 6th municipality, the island municipality of Limasawa, Southern Leyte has seafood processors relying on sun drying of squid as their only value adding technique used. Different fishes are in abundance in Limasawa. However, the flying fish, locally known as bangsi, and squid are particularly in great numbers, hence, household processors should continue to learn...

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 3:06pm

The Local Government Unit (LGU) of Zumarraga, Samar through its Municipal Agriculture Office formally launched the Farmers Information and Technology Services (FITS) Center on May 22, 2017. The activity was graced by Hon. Emmanuel Verzosa, Vice Mayor of Zumarraga and Mr. Dennis Boyd R. Baltazar, Information Officer III of ATI-RTC VIII. Farmers and fisherfolks from nearby barangays witnessed...

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:44am

Cassava is a supplemental source of carbohydrates and a good source of cash income and raw materials for processed products for rural and urban consumption. There are 48 cassava varieties registered with the National Seed Industry Council (NSIC). These varieties are grouped according to their uses, for food, feed and industry.

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 9:07am

Cassava is considered as the fourth most important crop in developing countries. As a substitute for rice among marginal farmers, it can be consumed in different forms. However, one of the food safety concerns in the consumption of cassava is the cyanide content found in the roots and leaves. With the utilization and consumption of cassava as alternate food staple, learning different...

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 1:55pm

For most crops, processing is one way of value adding and preventing these crops from going to waste. For ginger, household farmers process them into “Salabat”, or ginger tea. Even ginger growers are already into processing their produce especially whenever there is an oversupply of stocks. Anybody can process ginger into products when provided with technical knowledge and skills...