Category: Environment

Caraga achieves 42,000 hectares of organic area

IMG_1836Department of Agriculture – Caraga recently reported that as of December 2016, the region already achieved at least 6% or 42,000 hectares of agricultural land cultivated through organic farming.

This figure shows that the Department already attained its target for at least 5% or 35,000 hectares in the region from 2013 to 2017. With this, Caraga already contributed almost 9% of the country’s goal of 477,000 hectares to be converted to organic agriculture. Continue reading “Caraga achieves 42,000 hectares of organic area”

Solar energy system impacts environment


According to the U.S. Department of Energy, energy-related carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) account for more than 80% of the nation’s greenhouse gases. By using the solar energy system, the following will be significantly achieved: Continue reading “Solar energy system impacts environment”

PRDP Approves P1.5B Infra Projects for Caraga

Equipment for the construction of farm-to-market road at Talacogon, Agusan del Sur, Philippines. (Photo by Fred Abrea)

Butuan City, Philippines – The I-BUILD or the infrastructure component of the Project reflects that the total indicative portfolio of approved subprojects for Mindanao Cluster reached P7 billion which P1.5 billion belongs to Caraga, this is a total of 21% of the portfolio or a total of 22 subprojects for the region.

Despite the rigorous process prior to the implementation of the project, there are already five farm-to-market roads that are under implementation in the municipalities of Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte and Talacogon, Esperanza, and Veruela, Agusan del Sur. Continue reading “PRDP Approves P1.5B Infra Projects for Caraga”

DA–Caraga now ready for calamities


Butuan City, Philippines – Department of Agriculture (DA) spearheads the Basic Incident Command System (ICS) Training to institutionalize the system in the region in cooperation with the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD).

Twenty-seven employees/responders from different divisions of the Department recently completed the three-day training course which prepares them for the various disasters and calamities that the region might face. Continue reading “DA–Caraga now ready for calamities”