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Green Green Grass of Home: How a former chief engineer and public official found his way to dairy farming

Located at the juncture of scenic mountain slopes and sprawling plains in Brgy. Sta. Maria East, San Nicolas, Pangasinan, the 299-hectare Bravo Dairy Cooperative origins can be traced back from a chance encounter of its founder, BGen. Francisco S. Bravo, with some of the well-known businessmen and entrepreneurs including the late Mr. Danding Cojuangco and former Sen. Ramon Magsaysay, Jr. sometime in 2010 during the birthday bash of former Minister Conrado Estrellla. As the group in his table enthusiastically shared their experiences on dairy farming, and encouraged by former Sen. Magsaysay Jr., the seed of putting up his own dairy farm at his hometown of San Nicolas, has been planted in BGen. Bravo’s heart. 

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NDA celebrates World Food Day 2020

In celebration of the #WorldFoodDay, the National Dairy Authority-Southern Mindanao Department has set up today a milk kiosk at its office compound in Los Amigos, Davao City to raise awareness on the importance of milk as a healthy and nutritional food.

 

As part of the occasion, NDA personnel are also distributing to the public free dairy goodies produced by our assisted dairy cooperatives from Southern Mindanao as well as hygiene kits provided by Kims Milk Corporation.

NDA conducts training on milking and milk handling protocol

The National Dairy Authority (NDA)- Leyte Field Office conducted a two-day training on Milking and Milk Handling  Protocol at Brgy. Santiago, Palompon, Leyte on October 8-9, 2020. The training was attended by thirty-seven (37) farmer-members of Barangay Santiago Livestock Farmers Association.

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A young farmer from General Santos city shares his dairy story

I am Kurt Bayliss Razo a.k.a "boy gatas", a dairy farmer from General Santos City. Five years ago, I dreamt of having my own dairy farm. I have seen lots of advertisement on the internet and magazines which inspired me more to fulfill my dream. This dream became a challenge for me and with hard work and perseverance, this dream has indeed come true. READ MORE

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When Passion gets the better of an OFW: Success Story of a Dairy Goat Farmer in Pampanga

Randy O. Valerio is a typical farm boy who loves agriculture. He hails from Cabiao, Nueva Ecija. He studied at Central Luzon State University where he took a short course in Mango Production as per prodding of his uncle who owns an orchard.

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NDA, Rotary Club of Carmen Valley partner for feeding program in CDO

 To create an atmosphere of compassion and care among frontliners and communities, the Rotary Club of Carmen Valley (RCCV) in Cagayan de Oro City has partnered with the National Dairy Authority-Northern Mindanao Department (NDA-NMD) in providing food among frontliners, children, and street dwellers in Cagayan de Oro City and neighboring communities.

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NDA-South Luzon Department delivers technical services to Lucban dairy farmers

The National Dairy Authority-South Luzon Department, in cooperation with the Local Government Unit of Lucban, Quezon through its Municipal Agriculture Office, delivered technical services to all farmer-members of Lucban Dairy Raiser's Association on July 17, 2020.

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Mallig Dairy Cooperative inaugurates its new processing plant in Isabela

Mallig Dairy Cooperative, an assisted cooperative of the National Dairy Authority (NDA), has recently inaugurated its milk processing plant in Isabela on June 27, 2020.

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Milk for Today’s Youth: NDA strengthens nutritional program nationwide


No one can refute that fresh milk is one of the super foods known to mankind and nowadays, eating the right food has been our top priority. The Philippine government has banked on this and the fact that simply keeping the younger generations healthy and strong is relevant for building a vibrant future for the nation.

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NDA thankful for USDA’s support to the Philippine dairy industry

The National Dairy Authority (NDA) is grateful to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for being instrumental in the implementation of a P1.5 billion dairy project that is seen to greatly contribute to the development of the Philippine dairy industry.

The said project is called the “Intensified Community-Based Dairy Enterprise Development” which seeks to build up herd numbers, enhance local milk production, and increase average family income of dairy farmers by employing strategies such as the importation of purebred and crossbred dairy stocks; use of advanced breeding technologies; establishment and strengthening of community-based dairy enterprises within identified impact dairy zones; and provision of capacity building and marketing assistance to organized groups and cooperatives.                                                                          

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NDA launches webinar series on dairying

The National Dairy Authority (NDA) is adapting to the “new normal” by hosting a webinar series called “Dairy-Skwela.”

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Davao City buys P1 million worth of farmers’ milk for residents

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Davao City government has allocated funds for the purchase of milk produced by local dairy farmers who have been affected by the current crisis.

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Mayor Constantino visits NDA-assisted dairy cooperatives in Malungon

Malungon Mayor Tessa Constantino, on June 24, visited two of the National Dairy Authority-assisted cooperatives namely Malungon Dairy Farmers Cooperative (MADAFCO) and M&S Workers Cooperative in Malungon, Sarangani.

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NDA buys P10 million worth of farmers’ milk for PH frontliners

The Department of Agriculture-National Dairy Authority (DA-NDA) bought P10 million worth of milk from its assisted-dairy farmers as its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NDA donates milk to frontline workers in various hospitals in the Visayas Region

When the COVID-19 hit the country and peaked in the month of April and May with cases rising in all areas, the National Dairy Authority (NDA) mobilized its staff across the nation to assist all farmers through a milk buying scheme where milk products were bought and donated to frontline workers in various hospitals and frontline agencies.

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NDA going headstrong amid COVID-19 pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic assaults the very fabric of our society and poses a grave threat to lives, employees of the National Dairy Authority (NDA) willingly opted to serve without prejudice to the risks involved. Unfazed by the difficulties and challenges of border controls, varied interpretation of quarantine guidelines, discriminations, and the risk of contracting the disease itself, NDA personnel, both in the technical and administrative areas, continued to perform their duties.

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NDA distributes milk to residents, frontline workers in Ubay, Bohol

As part of its corporate social responsibility and in response to the COVID-19 crisis, the National Dairy Authority (NDA), through the Bohol Milk Processing Complex, distributed free pasteurized milk to residents and frontline workers in Ubay, Bohol. 

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Davao City distributes 9,000 liters of locally-produced milk to residents 

 

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Tanauan City buys local milk for residents

In response to the NDA’s call to include milk in the LGU’s food rations, the Tanauan City government purchased over 1,300 liters of milk from DH Magpantay Dairy Farm, which is one of the NDA’s assisted farms in Batangas.

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NDA urges LGUs to include local farmers’ milk in the food rations

The National Dairy Authority (NDA) urged the Local Government Units (LGUs) to include local farmers’ milk in the food packs that are distributed to families affected by the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) due to COVID-19.

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NDA provides marketing support to farmers amid COVID-19

With the challenges that the local dairy industry faces due to the COVID-19 crisis, the National Dairy Authority (NDA) has explored various strategies to extend marketing assistance and other support services to dairy farmers and processors.

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NDA employees make changes for women

To promote gender consciousness and openness in the organization and as part of the double celebration of the 2020 National Women’s Month and the Dairy Authority’s 25th Anniversary, a seminar on gender sensitivity was conducted last March 12, 2020 at Hive Hotel in Quezon City. A total of 125 NDA employees from all department areas actively participated in the said seminar with the theme “We Make Change for Women” which highlights the empowerment of women as active contributors to and claimholders of development.                                                        

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NDA REMINDERS : The 4Ps against COVID19

Rey S. Ramos

 

1.    Prepare – Prepare for any eventualities . we should know the Philippine hotlines  to call.

                          EMERGENCY -911 PNP Assistance -117

                          DILG/ DOH Hotline –(02) 894-COVID

                                                          (02) 894-26843

                         PRESIDENTIAL COMPLAINT CENTER  8888

2.    Protect- Protect yourself and others around you by knowing the facts and taking appropriate actions. Follow advice given by our local agencies like the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) DOH , DILG  and the government directives.

3.    Precautions – Precautions should be taken in order to prevent the spread of the COVID19:

·         Clean your hands often. Use soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand sanitizers.

·         Maintain a safe distance from one another specially those sneezing and coughing.

·         Stay home and  isolate yourself if not feeling well.

·         If you have a fever, a cough, and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance.

·         Avoid unneeded visits to medical facilities, this allows them to operate more effectively, thus also protecting you and others.

·         Follow the directions of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) and local health authorities.

 

4.   Prayers – Prayers are needed during these uncertain times it gives us hope to fight this unseen enemy and strengthens our positivity to stay calm .

 

 

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