(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Sunday, 03 July 2022) Southwest Monsoon affecting the western section of Northern Luzon. ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE OUTSIDE PAR AS OF 3:00 PM TODAY TROPICAL STORM CHABA [FORMERLY "CALOY"] (2203) LOCATION: 1,230 KM WEST NORTHWEST OF EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON (24.6°N, 110.6°E) MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 65 KM/H GUSTINESS: UP TO 110 KM/H MOVEMENT: NORTHWARD AT 20 KM/H Caraga region will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to Moderate winds coming from East to Southeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

DA conducts Info Caravan on urban gardening, organic agriculture 

BUTUAN CITY -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) Caraga  conducted a series of Information Caravan on Urban Gardening and Organic Agriculture Management Practices on May 17-20, 2022 in Bayugan City and San Francisco in Agusan del Sur, and Bislig City and Tandag City in Surigao del Sur.  

The participants were Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) and Barangay Officials. 

The activity was spearheaded by the Regional Agriculture and Fisheries Information Section (RAFIS) in coordination with the High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP) and Organic Agriculture Program (OAP).

Emmylou Tereso Presilda, Chief of RAFIS said that DA continues to promote Urban Agriculture because it is one way to ensure that every Filipino family has access to food since they already have their own food source through their backyard vegetable garden.

Jessica D. Sumoray, HVCDP Technical Staff, Glen Tabiola, and Carlo Bryan Dumampias, OA Program Technical Staff served as Resource Speakers for the activity. 

The same activity continues on May 24 and 25 in Cabadbaran City, Butuan City and Surigao City. (DA-RFO XIII, RAFIS/PIA-Agusan del Sur)