The Department of Agriculture-National Dairy Authority South Luzon Department (NDA-SLD) headed by Dr. Gabriel L. Lagamayo, OIC-Department Manager, conducted a Program Orientation on Senator Cynthia A. Villar’s Dairy Expansion Project in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro last April 21, 2022.

The orientation was attended by the officers and members of the Indigenous People (IP) groups and livestock association of the municipality namely: Samahan ng Tribong Iraya sa Puerto Galera Patungo sa Pangkabuhayan at Pangkaunlaran, Nabata Kabiyagan Iraya, Manganese Farmers Agriculture Association and Palangatanbiraya Galeran Animal Raisers.

During the orientation, Dr. Lagamayo discussed the project requirements, especially the training to ensure farmers are equipped with the knowledge on Dairy Cattle Husbandry. Dr. Lagamayo also emphasized that the NDA has to make sure that the farmers show willingness to dairy farming.

Also, Dr. Lagamayo had a brief meeting with Ms. Heidee Aparato, Municipal Agriculturist of Puerto Galera on the possible partnership on Dairy Herd build-up Program.