DA-RMC NorMin gears for ‘One-DA’ approach

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Regional Management Committee (RMC) of the Department of Agriculture  in Northern Mindanao works in carrying out its efforts in pursuing ‘One-DA’ – a holistic approach to agriculture and fisheries transformation.

During its first RMC meeting,  Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado of DA-RFO 10 and the RMC Chair,  laid out the key strategies of DA Secretary William D. Dar in pursuing major programs and activities for year 2021.

Sec. Dar issued a memorandum on January 4, 2021 to all DA executives, attached agencies and corporations, programs and regional offices to pursue and inclusive approach on the key strategies to accelerate the transformation towards a modern and industrialized Philippine agriculture.

RED Collado said,  the DA-RMC in Region 10 will adopt a community in barangay Minalwang, Claveria, Misamis Oriental in coordination with 58th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army thru its Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Ricky L. Canatoy.

Col. Canatoy said, sitio Kalahaan possesses a great potential in farming industry with its rich agricultural land. The DA-RMC’s agri-fishery interventions is part of EO No. 70 or institutionalizing the whole-of-nation approach.

Sec. Dar emphasized that DA supports President Duterte’s priority programs and firm up the ‘One DA’ approach.

The 12 key strategies to ‘Grow’ Agriculture in 2021 and beyond include: farm clustering/Bayanihan Agri Clusters (BACs); province-led agriculture and fisheries extension system (PAFES); agri-industrial business corridors; consolidation and mapping-out of infrastructure investment; post-harvest, processing logistics, and marketing support.

Further, it will focus on digital agriculture; climate change adaptation & mitigation measures; mobilization and empowerment of partners to attain scale; strategic communication support; ease of doing business and transparent procurement; global trade & export development and promotion; and, food safety regulations.

RMC is composed of DA and its attached agencies  and bureaus in Region 10 which include ATI, BFAR, BPI-PQS, BPI-SPAL, BPI-NSQCS, NTA, NFA, FPA, PCC, PCIC, BAI-NVQS, PhilRice, PCA, NMIS, PhilFida, PhilMech, ACPC, BSWM, NDA,  and SRA with its chair, RED Collado of DA. # # # (DA-RFO X, RAFIS)

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The provincial government of Negros Occidental headed by Gov. Eugenio “Bong” Lacson turned over checks amounting to P3,544,000 to the Nabinay Agrarian Reform Cooperative in Brgy. Daga, Cadiz City. The amount serves as the first tranche of fund transfer for the Negros Native Chicken Breeding, Production, and Marketing Enterprise under the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP).

As the Lead Proponent Group, the Nabinay Agrarian Reform Cooperative, along with its two cluster members which are the San Juan Torena Agrarian Reform Cooperative and Mirasol Development Corporation Agrarian Reform Cooperative will manage the project centered on the breeding, fattening, and marketing of native chicken.

Six breeding houses will be constructed for 100 pullets and 15 cockerels per house.

Aside from breeding pens, an area for incubators and feed storage will also be established.

The PRDP is special project funded by the World Bank through the Department of Agriculture which aims to establish a modern, value chain-oriented, and climate-resilient agriculture and fisheries sector.

In partnership with the LGUs and the private sector, the project will be providing key infrastructure, facilities, technology and information to raise incomes, productivity, and competitiveness in targeted areas.

Also present in the turnover ceremony were Provincial Administrator, Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, and Provincial Project Management and Implementation Unit Assistant Head, Dr. Narissa Lemoncito, among others. # # # (AGPadilla / DA-RFO VI, PRDP InfoACE6)

DA 4A identifies validated sites for Urban Agriculture Program in Cavite

OIC-Field Operations Division Chief Engr. Redelliza A. Gruezo, together with agricultural program coordinating officers and/or their representatives, plan to finalize DA CALABARZON’s list of validated sites for the urban agriculture program, held at LARES Training Hall, in Lipa City, Batangas, on January 19, 2021.

This complies with implementing the Urban Agriculture Program, which is one of the productivity/enhancement projects under DA’s Stimulus Package that aims to accelerate the recovery and bolster the Philippine economy’s resilience.

The program beneficiaries are those in highly-urbanized areas willing to collaborate, such as local government units, state universities and colleges, non-government organizations, and other government institutions with community/urban gardens, hydroponics, mushroom production, and/or vertical farms.

The Program will provide seeds, seedlings, farm inputs, technical assistance in the operation and maintenance, capacity building and livelihood training, and marketing assistance, among others, in the said components.

CALABARZON has identified and validated and/or will validate seven sites in Cavite (cities of Imus, Bacoor, Trece Martires, General Trias, Tagaytay, and Dasmariñas), six in Laguna (cities of San Pedro, Biñan, Sta. Rosa, Cabuyao, Calamba, and San Pablo), four in Batangas (cities of Tanauan, Sto. Tomas, and Lipa; and Office of the City Veterinary and Agricultural Services in Batangas City), one in Rizal (Antipolo City), and two in Quezon (cities of Lucena and Tayabas). # # # (DA-RFO IVA, RAFIS)