Budding Bicol rural women  entrepreneurs  primed  on product development

NAGA CITY – To capacitate budding and potential  rural women agri- entrepreneurs the Department of Agriculture Bicol in partnership with the  Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) once more gathered  about 26 women entrepreneurs and  engaged in food and non-food  small enterprise for entrepreneurial training and product assessment.  This is one of the activities under the – continue reading

Catanduanes celebrates Farmers, Fisherfolks’ Day

Capitol Convention Center, Virac, Catanduanes—“I did not know that attending this kind of activity is enjoyable and educational, too, plus a lot of freebies and give-aways!” This is how 57-year-old Emmanuel Sicio, a newly-retired Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) employee described the one-day culminating celebration of the Farmers’ and Fisherfolks Month. He described – continue reading

DA-Bicol turns-over Rootcrops Processing Facility in Albay

ANISLAG, Daraga, Albay—In those days, when one is lazy and a slow learner, teachers would often say to the student, “go and plant camote!” The Department of Agriculture-Bicol is encouraging everyone to “go and plant camote” to be healthy, “eat camote” and earn additional income. Now, such expression has a different connotation. Presently, the DA-Bicol – continue reading