Provincial government officials and employees harvest the vegetables at the Provincial Capitol rooftop, specifically at the viewing deck of Board Member Valentine Serag's office, on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Vice Gov. Christine Garin led the inauguration of the urban garden which was initiated by Serag, being the chairman of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan committee on agriculture, in coordination with the Provincial Agriculture Office.
Agriculture and Fisheries
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. assured full support to the cacao farmers in the province amid renewed interest in the development of the cacao industry. Defensor made the assurance during the opening of the two-day CacaoLink-Visayas organized by the Philippine Cacao Industry Council in cooperation with the Region VI Cacao Industry Council and in partnership with the Department of Agriculture (DTI) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. welcomes all the delegates to the three-day Makina Expo 2017 organized by the Department of Agriculture which opened yesterday (September 7, 2017) at the Iloilo Convention Center in Mandurriao, Iloilo City. The opening program was graced by Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol (3rd from right), Senator Cynthia Villar (4th from right), Davao del Sur Rep. Mercedes Cagas (5th from right), and Negros Occidental 2nd District Rep. Leo Rafael Cueva (2nd from right).
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. distributed checks to three farmers associations that are beneficiaries of the livelihood component (I REAP) of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) on Thursday, July 27, 2017. The beneficiaries are: Barangay Matag-ub Sitio Kinambud Farmers Association for their piglet production and marketing enterprise in in Brgy. Matag-ub, Janiuay (P185,640), Inagdangan Norte and Sur Farmers Association for their goat production in Brgy.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. whispers something to Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol during the dialog with farmers and other agriculture stakeholders at the Western Visayas Integrated Agricultural Research Center (WESVIARC) in Jaro, Iloilo City on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Also in photo are (from left) Department of Agriculture 6 regional director Remelyn Recoter, Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog, and DA Assistant Secretary Hansel Didulo.
The much-awaited rehabilitation and improvement of the Concepcion Fish Port will already start second quarter next year. The project, which is a grant from Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), has a total cost of US$ 5.5 million.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. receives a certificate of appreciation from POPA Agriventures Inc. led by its president Ricardo "Ricoy" Palmares (3rd from left) for his invaluable support to the successful conduct of the First Agri-Aqua Investment Forum last Nov. 9-10, 2016.
The Panay Organic Producers Association (POPA) Agriventures, Inc. in partnership with the Iloilo Provincial Government and selected national government agencies such as Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Trade & Industry (DTI), Department of Tourism (DOT), National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) along with the Iloilo Economic Development (ILED) Foundation and other private companies hosted the 1st Agri-Aqua Investment Forum on November 9-10, 2016 at Diversion 21 Hotel, Iloilo City.
Another dream is about to be fulfilled in the town of Tigbauan, Iloilo following the ground breaking of the 7.89 kilometer Parara-Jamog far-to-market road on Thursday, August 18, 2016. The occasion, graced by Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr., signals the start of the project which is expected to be completed after 167 calendar days.