MAFAR, BPI CONDUCTS JOINT MONITORING, VALIDATION OF CASSAVA CYTOPLASMA DISEASE IN TAWI-TAWI
The MAFAR Research and Regulatory Division- Crop Pest Monitoring and Surveillance Unit, together with the Bureau of Plant Industry – Crop Protection and Management Division Central Office, conducted joint Monitoring and Validation of CASSAVA CYTOPLASMA DISEASE in the Municipalities of Bongao, Panglima Sugala, Simunul and Sibutu Province of Tawi-Tawi.
On September 11-15, the said activity is in relation to the mandate of both agencies in implementing Crop Pest Management to ensure the institutions’ significant contribution to a food-secure Philippines, more specifically in the BARMM region.
One of the pest Management activities includes pest Monitoring and Surveillance, specifically on Cassava Production.
Moreover, two technical staff from BPI – CPMD, Ms. Lisa Dorado (Agriculturist II) and Joanne Agbayani (National Moreover, two technical staff from BPI – CPMD, Ms. Lisa Dorado (Agriculturist II) and Joanne Agbayani (National Cassava Coordinator/ National Cassava Program), led the activity together with MAFAR Tawi-Tawi headed by Provincial Director Aidarus Nami Ed.D. and MAFAR Municipal Officer of Simunul Boyet Habibun.