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Dr. Michael Turner consultant of AVRDC meets with the BPI Division and Center Chiefs last February 10 at the BPI Conference Hall.  Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center (AVRDC) or the World Vegetable Center was organized to alleviate poverty and malnutrition in developing nations through the improved production and consumption of nutritious and health-promoting vegetables.  Dr. Turner has been assigned to follow up on the impact of the use of the improved AVRDC lines of tomato and pepper germplasm in South East Asian countries. He was scheduled to meet with public and private breeders in the country to discuss their use of such material and its impact on seed production in the region to help AVRDC, national programs and seed companies provide farmers with better seeds.

Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI), as the regulatory agency for seed variety registration welcomed Dr. Turner. Dr. Herminigilda Gabertan Chief of the Los Baños National Crop Research Development and Production Support Center (LBNCRDPSC) provided an overview on AVRDC and BPI’s collaboration. BPI and ASSP/PCARRD (Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development) funded the project entitled “Testing of AVRDC Vegetable Varieties in the Philippines”

The conducted researches were confined in the Five (5) AVRDC crops such as Mungbean, Soybean, Sweet Potato, Chinese Cabbage and Tomato. Since then, continuous breeding materials were received and evaluated under the BPI. With several vegetable materials received from AVRDC since 1975, some lines of sweet potato (2) Chinese cabbage (1) and tomato (3) were approved. From a project funded by PCAARRD, 3 out of 7 lines of eggplant and 1 hot pepper out of 5 lines were identified as resistant rootstocks for vegetable grafting technology.

However AVRDC lines used as parental stock were recently given provisional release as regional varieties due to a need for material transfer agreement of parent materials. Dr. Turner said he would look into this issue.

Assistant Director Dante V. Fidel thanked Dr. Turner and AVRDC for their continuous support in improving production of vegetables to relieve hunger and poverty. He also asked Dr. Turner to continue providing BPI with trainings and internships to further expand their technical capabilities in Breeding, Crop Protection, Vegetable Nutrition, Hydroponics and Genebank Management. 

AVRDC and BPI revitalized relationship promised improved vegetable lines in the seed industry. 

 

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The Department of Agriculture through the Bureau of Plant Industry supports Department of Education and Ako ang Saklay Inc. project:

“Gulayan sa Paaralan, Kalusugan ng Kabataan.

Gulayan sa Bakuran, Kabuhayan ng Mamamayan.”

The launch was held in San Antonio, Nueva Ecija last February 4, 2016. The event was attended by principals, students and supporters from DEPED, LGU’s, 4P’s beneficiaries, Churches and representatives from DSWD, DENR, DPWH, DILG, PNP, DOH etc. who believe in Ako ang Saklay Inc’s mission to act together and be a “Saklay” to cultivate and protect the environment and one another.

Ako ang Saklay Director Fr. Arnold M. Abelardo, CMF has been supporting youths, differently abled individuals and disaster victims. Saklay provides scholarship to deserving individuals, livelihood tainings and workshop for poor families, and also spiritual guidance. Stories were told on how Saklay helped the community and inspired leaders to work harder especially after typhoons Lando and Nona that brought destruction to crops, houses, schools and roads in Nueva Ecija. The experience made the leaders Nueva Ecija Governor Aurelio Matias Umali and San Antonio Mayor Antonino Lustre express their solidarity in protecting the environment.

DEPED Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro gave emphasis on the importance of teachers in the formation of students’ values, their roles in the rehabilitation of the community during and after the storm and their strength, dedication and sincerity in doing their duties. The Gulayan sa Paaralan is another approach not only to introduce farming to young students but also ensure food security in the community as it has expanded to Gulayan sa Bakuran.  He also challenged the principals and teachers to apply Science and Economics in this project by making them profitable and sustainable.

One of the scholars told how Father Arnold has helped in her studies. She also thanked the Department of Agriculture for giving her father certified seeds to plant again after the disastrous typhoons that swept the entire province.

Seeds, seedlings, farming tools from the Bureau of Plant were distributed. Mr. Romeo P Ayos, Chief of   Crop Research and Production Support Division thanked Fr. Arnold for the opportunity and allowing DA through BPI help and reach places and families in San Antonio and nearby municipalities. BPI will continue to work hard to cultivate and protect the environment through the young minds and hands of the students at school and in the community. 

 

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The DA Employees Association organized a sports fest which is being participated by Department of Agriculture, its Bureaus and attached agencies employees. On March 28, marked the start of the tournament. The team parades with their equally gorgeous muses in the DA ground.   The sports fest aims to promote teamwork, camaraderie and sportmanship among employees. Assistant Secretary Ophelia P. Agawin in her welcome remark stressed that these attitudes are important in the workplace as well. 

BPI Selection team won over OSEC and PHILFIDA teams. Good job and good luck on your next game, players! 

 

2016 DA Sportsfest Tournament

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Issuances

IMAGE THE 2016 REVISED IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9184, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT REFORM ACT
Wednesday, 04 January 2017
  THE 2016 REVISED IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9184, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT REFORM ACT   (Click here to view) Read More...
IMAGE 2017 Q1 PEST ADVISORY
Tuesday, 03 January 2017
    OIC Director Vivencio R. Mamaril, PhD of the Bureau of Plant Industry(BPI) alerts all DA Regional Executive Directors, BPI Centers, National Plant Quarantine Services Division, National Seed Quality Control Services Division and Crop Research and Production Support Division for possible pests to occur during the 1st quarter of the year to closely monitor the listed areas. Rodent, brown plant hopper, stem borer, rice black bug and bacterial leaf blight are among the top pests. Triggering factors and pest management options are also specified in the memorandum issued.   (click the image to view the Pest Advisory) Read More...
IMAGE DEADLINE IN THE VALIDATION OF CANCELLED/ REVOKED SPS
Tuesday, 27 December 2016
  Herewith is a Memorandum on the in the Validation of cancelled/ Revoked SPS for information and strict compliance.       Read More...
IMAGE The Secretary of the DA Issues on Special Order (S.O# 1116) directives that all SPS import Clearance (Import Permit) for Agriculture Product for approved and sign by the Secrectary or the Chief of Staff
Thursday, 15 December 2016
    The Secretary of the DA Issues on Special Order (S.O# 1116) directives that all SPS import Clearance (Import Permit) for Agriculture Product for approved and sign by the Secrectary or the Chief of Staff   Download Here. Read More...
IMAGE Extension of the Designation of Ms. Lorna E. Herradura, PhD, Agricultural Chief Center IV as Officer-In-Charge of the BPI Crop Research and Production Support Division, Manila
Wednesday, 07 December 2016
  Extension of the Designation of Ms. Lorna E. Herradura, PhD, Agricultural Chief Center IV as Officer-In-Charge of the BPI Crop Research and Production Support Division, Manila  Download Here.       Read More...
IMAGE Memorandum Circular no. 05 series 2016
Saturday, 26 November 2016
    Memorandum Circular no. 05 series 2016  Download Here.           Read More...
IMAGE Manual Issuance of Import Clearance for the Importation of Fresh Onion and Garlic for Consumption
Saturday, 26 November 2016
    Manual Issuance of Import Clearance for the Importation of Fresh Onion and Garlic for Consumption  Download Here..           Read More...
IMAGE BULLETIN OF VACANT POSITIONS IN GOVERNMENT
Monday, 14 November 2016
  Herewith is the List of Vacant Positions in the Bureau of Plant Industry. For interested applicants, please contact our Personnel Section.    Read More...
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