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Jul
18
Thu
Training on Rubber Production @ Makato, Aklan
Jul 18 – Jul 19 all-day
Jul
19
Fri
Coordination Meeting w/Congresswoman Legarda regarding Multiplier Farm Project for Antique @ San Jose, Antique
Jul 19 all-day

Selection, Delivery & Distribution of Native Chicken to recipients (IP) of livestock assistance under JRMP-II Project

Regional animal committee on animal disease control and emergency (RAC-ADCE) Quarterly Meeting @ Iloilo City
Jul 19 – Jul 20 all-day
Jul
21
Sun
Attend Training program on Productivity and Innovation- Focused on Food Safety @ Nan Yang Polytechnic, Singapore
Jul 21 – Jul 29 all-day
Jul
22
Mon
Pre-Bid Conference
Jul 22 – Jul 23 all-day
PROJECT ABC VENUE
1.      IB# 2019-036(AMV)

Procurement of Labor and Materials for the Re-conduction of Line Transformer Maintenance of the JICA Seed Processing Plant Facility

Ø  Virginia Agreda

 

 

P 1,781,000.00

 

 

RCPC Library

Training on Innovations in Breeding, Management for Native Chicken (PNAD) @ West VisayaWest Visayas State University,Lapaz, Iloilo Citys State University,Lapaz, Iloilo City
Jul 22 – Jul 26 all-day
Use of Government Properties of Government Officials (Office of the Ombudsman)& Employees Benefets (GSIS; PAG-IBIG & other matters)) @ Punta Villa Resort, iloilo
Jul 22 – Jul 23 all-day
Jul
25
Thu
3-DAY HVCDP ASSESSMENT REVIEW AND PLANNING WORKSHOP @ Negros Occidental
Jul 25 – Jul 27 all-day
Orientation and Advocacies for Halal, Food Safety, Animal Welfare and other related activities @ Punta Villa Resorl inc, sto Nino Sur, Arevalo Iloilo City
Jul 25 – Jul 26 all-day
Jul
26
Fri
Regional Awareness Campaign on African Swine Fever @ Regatta, Hotel, Iloilo City
Jul 26 @ 2:59 am – 3:59 am
Jul
29
Mon
Attend 2nd Quarter NLP Assessment and Planning Workshop @ Sampaguita Garden, New Washington, Aklan
Jul 29 – Aug 2 all-day
Aug
1
Thu
Bantay Peste Brigade Training on Corn Cluster Areas @ Province of Negros Occidental
Aug 1 – Aug 2 all-day
Communication and Hume Relationships (2 days Live-out) @ Punta Villa Resort
Aug 1 – Aug 2 all-day
Aug
5
Mon
Bid Opening
Aug 5 all-day
1.      IB# 2019-036(AMV)

Procurement of Labor and Materials for the Re-conduction of Line Transformer Maintenance of the JICA Seed Processing Plant Facility

Ø  Virginia Agreda

 

 

P 1,781,000.00

 

 

RCPC Library

Aug
6
Tue
Conduct Validation of Various Livestock Request @ Regionwide
Aug 6 – Aug 9 all-day
Aug
7
Wed
3-DAY HVCDP ASSESSMENT REVIEW AND PLANNING WORKSHOP @ Guimaras
Aug 7 – Aug 9 all-day
Aug
8
Thu
Training on Meat Processing @ Banga, Aklan
Aug 8 all-day
Aug
13
Tue
Training on Native Pig and Duck Production @ Damires, Janiuay, Iloilo
Aug 13 – Aug 16 all-day
Aug
14
Wed
PSAS Visayas @ Palo, Leyte
Aug 14 – Aug 16 all-day
PSAS Visayas (Delevery) @ Facilitate the delivery of Drugs and Biologics for AI Program
Aug 14 – Aug 16 all-day
Aug
15
Thu
Work Ethics, Accountability and Integrity in the bureaucracy (2 days) @ Punta Villa Resort
Aug 15 – Aug 16 all-day
Aug
23
Fri
Farmers Field Day @ Dumarao ROS
Aug 23 all-day
Aug
25
Sun
Orientation and Advocacies for Halal, Food Safety, Animal Welfare and other related activities @ Punta Villa Resorl inc, sto Nino Sur, Arevalo Iloilo City
Aug 25 – Aug 26 all-day
Aug
27
Tue
Get semen straws allocated for Region 6 @ BAI- Quezon City
Aug 27 – Aug 30 all-day
Sep
5
Thu
Training on Rubber Production @ Dumarao, Capiz
Sep 5 – Sep 6 all-day
Sep
19
Thu
Training on Garlic Production @ Sibalom, Antique
Sep 19 – Sep 20 all-day
Sep
26
Thu
Training on Red Onion @ San Jose, Antique
Sep 26 – Sep 27 all-day
Year end Assessment and Planning Workshop of Municipal, city and Provincial Animal Feeds, Veterinary Drugs and Biologic`s Control Officer @ Bacold city
Sep 26 – Sep 27 all-day
Oct
19
Sat
Regional animal committee on animal disease control and emergency (RAC-ADCE) Quarterly Meeting @ Iloilo City
Oct 19 – Oct 20 all-day
Oct
30
Wed
PRIME Project @ Regional Assessment
Oct 30 – Oct 31 all-day
Nov
13
Wed
CONSULTATION AND PLANNING WORKSHOP FOR PROPOSED PLANS, PROGRAMS, PROJECTS AND TARGETS FOR CY 2021 @ Capiz
Nov 13 – Nov 15 all-day
Dec
4
Wed
3-DAY HVCDP ASSESSMENT REVIEW AND PLANNING WORKSHOP @ Iloilo
Dec 4 – Dec 6 all-day
Dec
19
Thu
Regional animal committee on animal disease control and emergency (RAC-ADCE) Quarterly Meeting @ Iloilo City
Dec 19 – Dec 20 all-day
Dec
25
Wed
Orientation and Advocacies for Halal, Food Safety, Animal Welfare and other related activities @ Punta Villa Resorl inc, sto Nino Sur, Arevalo Iloilo City
Dec 25 – Dec 26 all-day
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Pre-Bid Conference
Pre-Bid Conference
Jul 22 – Jul 23 all-day
PROJECT ABC VENUE 1.      IB# 2019-036(AMV) Procurement of Labor and Materials for the Re-conduction of Line Transformer Maintenance of the JICA Seed Processing Plant Facility Ø  Virginia Agreda     P 1,781,000.00     RCPC[...]
Training on Innovations in Breeding, Management for Native Chicken (PNAD)
Training on Innovations in Breeding, Management for Native Chicken (PNAD) @ West VisayaWest Visayas State University,Lapaz, Iloilo Citys State University,Lapaz, Iloilo City
Jul 22 – Jul 26 all-day
 
Use of Government Properties of Government Officials (Office of the Ombudsman)& Employees Benefets (GSIS; PAG-IBIG & other matters))
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HISTORY

Eleven days after the proclamation of the Philippine Independence on June 12, 1898, President Emilio Aguinaldo formed his government with the Department of Agriculture and Manufacturing as one of the first agencies.

The Department was headed by three directors, Jose Alejandrino (1898-1899), Graciano Gonzaga and Leon Ma. Guerrero, both during the latter part of 1899.

In 1901 during the American regime, the Department was renamed Insular Bureau of Agriculture under the Department of Interior and was headed by Americans, Frank Lamson-Scribner (1902), WC Welborn (1904), and Dr. George Nesom (1907).

In 1910, the Bureau, under the supervision of the Department of Public Instruction, was headed by Frederick Taylor (1911-1914) and Harry Edwards (1914-1916).

After Edwards, the helm of the bureau was again given to a Filipino, Adriano Hernandez who himself was a practicing farmer.

In 1917, the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) took over the functions of the bureau and was led by Secretaries Galicano Apacible (1917-1921), Rafael Corpuz (1921-1923), and Silvestre Apostol (1923-1928).

During the administration of Secretary Rafael Alunan, Sr. (1928-1932), the DANR became the Department of Agriculture and Commerce. The Bureau of Agriculture was split into two bureaus, the Plant Industry and the Animal Industry.

The following year, the Fish and Game Administration and the Fiber Inspection Service were established under the leadership of Secretary Vicente Singson Encarnacion (1933-1934).

From 1934-1938, Eulogio Rodriguez, Sr. was appointed Secretary and was replaced by Secretary Benigno S. Aquino, Sr. until 1941. During Aquino’s term, the Fish and Game Administration was restructured and the Division of Soil Survey was created.

Upon the outbreak of the Pacific War, Pres. Quezon re-appointed Secretary Rafael Alunan, Sr. (1941-1942) as Secretary of Agriculture and Commerce.

After the  country’s Liberation from Japanese Occupation on July 4, 1945, the government rebuilt the country and reconstituted the agencies including the Department of Agriculture and Commerce (DAC). With the resumption of the Commonwealth Government, President Sergio Osmeña reappointed Vicente Singson Encarnacion as Secretary of the DAC. Thereafter, Mariano Garchitorena (1946-1948) was appointed by President Manuel Roxas.

In 1947, the Department was renamed as the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR). In September 1948, President Elpidio Quirino appointed Placido L. Mapa as  DANR Secretary.

Two years later (1950), Vice President Fernando Lopez served concurrently as the DANR chief. During his term, the Bureau of Agricultural Extension (now Agricultural Training Institute) was established, along with the organization of the 4-H Clubs and Rural Improvement Clubs (RICs) nationwide.

In 1953, President Quirino reappointed Placido L. Mapa as Secretary. Under his tenure, the Rice Economic Board was set up, making the rice industry the first commodity to benefit from an integrated national planning.

Salvador Araneta (1953-55) was later named as Secretary and three major agencies under the DANR were created, namely: Agricultural Tenancy Commission, precursor of the Department of Agrarian Reform; Philippine Tobacco Administration, forerunner of the National Tobacco Administration; and Philippine Coconut Administration (now known as Philippine Coconut Authority).

During the latter part of his term, President Magsaysay appointed Juan G. Rodriguez (1955-60) as DANR chief, whose term was highlighted by several milestones: the Philippines became a member of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO); launch of the National Rice and Corn Production Program; and creation of the Rice and Corn Coordinating Council, forerunner of the National Agricultural and Fishery Council (NAFC).

On September 14, 1959, the DANR offices moved from Manila (at Agrifina Circle) to Quezon City (along Elliptical Road , Diliman).

When Cesar Fortich became the DANR chief in 1961, the Abaca Development Board (forerunner of the Fiber Development Authority) was created.  Jose Locsin, then concurrent Chairman of the National Economic Council, succeeded Fortich from September to December 1961.

In 1962, President Diosdado Macapagal appointed Benjamin M. Gozon as Secretary. During his term, two agencies were created: the Bureau of Agricultural Economics (forerunner of the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics); and the National Rice and Corn Administration or RCA (now known as the National Food Authority).

The following year, President Macapagal appointed RCA Administrator Jose Y. Feliciano as concurrent Secretary of Agriculture. Feliciano launched the Agricultural Marketing News Service that provided regularly farmers and consumers prices of selected commodities.

In 1965, President Ferdinand Marcos named Vice Pres. Lopez as Secretary, serving for the second time in a concurrent capacity. Considered as the “rice czar,” he successfully implemented a production program that enabled the Philippines to export rice for the first time in 1968.

During the early years of Martial Law, in May 1974, President Marcos reorganized and split the DANR into two agencies: Department of Agriculture (DA); and Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Arturo R. Tanco, Jr. was named as DA Secretary.

Four years later, government departments were transformed into ministries.

With Tanco remaining at the helm of the Ministry of Agriculture, the Masagana 99 rice production program was launched which made the country self-sufficient and a rice exporter. A similar program on corn also made the country self-sufficient in white corn.  In June 1978, the MA established 12 regional offices nationwide.

Six years later, in June 1984, the agency was renamed Ministry of Agriculture and Food (MAF). The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources was transferred from the Ministry of Natural Resources.

In 1984, under a parliamentary government, Assemblyman Salvador H. Escudero III — former Director of the Bureau of Animal Industry and MAF Deputy Minister — served as MAF Minister.  Escudero implemented the Intensive Rice Production Program (IRPP), an import-substitution program, expanded government’s animal dispersal program, particularly the Bakahang Barangay (cattle raising the at village level) and Pagbababuyan (swine raising).

(Should we talk here about the failure of the Green Revolution (ill effects of chemical fertilizer and pesticides)  and the eventual bankcruptcy of  a politicized Masagana 99?

On February 1986, as a result of the ‘EDSA People Power Revolution,’ Corazon C. Aquino was catapulted as President. She named Ramon V. Mitra, Jr. as MAF Minister who implemented policy and institutional reforms that freed the agriculture markets, enabling farmers to enjoy higher farmgate prices. 
In1987,  MAF Deputy Minister Carlos G. Dominguez was appointed to replace Agriculture Minister Mitra who opted to run for Representative of the  second district of Palawan

On January 30, 1987, President Aquino signed and issued Executive Order No. 116, which renamed and reorganized the MAF into the Department of Agriculture. Under DA, Dominguez introduced reforms in the rural credit system and established the Comprehensive Agricultural Loan Fund (CALF).  In 1988, he also launched the Livelihood Enhancement for Agricultural Development (LEAD) program to speed up farmers’ organizations access to financing, management expertise, and marketing. Agriculture and Fishery Councils (AFCs) were set up at the sectoral, regional, provincial and municipal levels to provide inputs on major programs and policy decisions and help plan and monitor DA projects.  Senen C. Bacani, appointed in January 1990, implemented the Rice Action Program (RAP) and Corn Production Enhancement Program (CPEP).

In 1992, President Fidel V. Ramos named Roberto S. Sebastian as DA chief who introduced the Key Production Approach (KPA) which became the basis of the  Medium-Term Agricultural Development Plan (MTADP).

In 1996, President Ramos appointed Dr. Salvador H. Escudero III as DA Secretary, for the second time. During his two-year tenure, he launched the Gintong Ani food production and security program.

In July 1998, President Joseph Ejercito Estrada designated William D. Dar as Acting DA Secretary who introduced the Estrada administration’s 10-point agenda in agriculture and fisheries under the Agrikulturang Makamasa program.

In March 1999, President Estrada named former Senate President Edgardo J. Angara as DA Secretary who authored the Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Act of 1998 or AFMA (Republic Act No. 8435). He put into motion the law’s vision of modernizing the country’s agriculture and fisheries sector.

Domingo F. Panganiban continued the implementation of AFMA as the government’s comprehensive framework and platform for rural development when he assumed office in January 2001.  A month later, he was replaced by Leonardo Q. Montemayor who implemented the AFMA with special emphasis on its social equity aspect. He launched the Ginintuang Masaganang Ani Countrywide Assistance for Rural Employment and Services (GMA-CARES).

Secretary Luis P. Lorenzo Jr., took the helm of the Department in December 2002 and spearheaded the launching of the Roll-On, Roll-Off or RORO transport program. The hybridization programs of the Department were intensified and interventions were focused on the Mindanao regions.

Secretary Arthur C. Yap, appointed on August 23, 2004, continued to uphold the vision of agricultural modernization.  During his first term, he unveiled the GMA Goal 1 (develop two million hectares of new lands for agribusiness to contribute two million to the 10 million jobs targeted by 2010) and GMA Goal 2 (make food plentiful while keeping the price of “wage goods” at low prices).

During Panganiban’s second term as Secretary, a total of 203,000 hectares of idle lands and 313,000 jobs were developed under Goal 1 and ten Huwarang Palengke (outstanding markets) were identified under Goal 2.

When Secretary Yap returned to the DA in October, 2006, he implemented various projects and policies towards the attainment of food security and self-sufficiency. Upon Secretary Yap’s decision to run as Representative of the 3rd District of Bohol, Secretary Bernie Fondevilla took over in March 2010.

On June 30, 2010, President Benigno S. Aquino III appointed two-term congressman of Quezon and civil engineer by profession Proceso J. Alcala as Secretary. One of the principal authors of Republic Act 10068, or the Organic Agriculture Act of 2010, he aimed  to achieve self sufficiency in rice during his term.

Even before he assumed office on  July 1, 2016, Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol has lined up his agricultural agenda in consultation with President Rodrigo R. Duterte. Both of them agreed that the country’s agriculture and fisheries program must go back to the basics which are to (1) produce food and (2) address poverty. Thus, agriculture efforts today are focused on the production and trade of two commodity groups: (1) Staple Food Commodities to ensure food sufficiency and security and (2) High Value Crops to generate jobs and foreign earnings.

Over all, the DA is now working on a national color-coded agriculture and fisheries map, a food consumption quantification study, a massive institutional restructuring for the DA, intensive technology updating, and agricultural credit review for lower interest rates –all aimed at forging a  more forceful, comprehensive, efficient, and transparent management and delivery of our services to the farmers, especially the smallholders.

For rice, corn and other staple food, the new DA aims for self-sufficiency. It is therefore intensifying research efforts to improve farming technologies for rice and other commodities, including the use of high yielding varieties, effective soil rehabilitation and fertilizer program and modern post-harvest facilities to minimize losses.

The DA is now doing a thorough review of the country’s water management and irrigation policies as well as conducting nation-wide soil analysis. President Duterte insists on freeing farmers from unnecessary and burdensome irrigation fees and the DA vows to make it happen as early as possible. The DA is also exploring solar irrigation technologies and is establishing linkages with the Department of Environment for the sustained preservation of our watersheds.

For our high-value “golden crops,” such as coconut, banana, rubber, pineapple and many more, processing, value-adding and aggressive global marketing  are now the key words. The DA is also exerting efforts to involve urban communities and businesses in sustained vegetable production in the urban areas using the advanced Israeli Green House technology.

To top it all, upon the orders of President Duterte, Secretary Pinol is getting rid of corruption in the DA and will institutionalize the tools that will keep it corruption-free throughout the Duterte Administration and beyond. Along this line, the DA is also linking up with the Bureau of Customs and other relevant agencies to once and for all stop the smuggling of rice, meat products and other agricultural products like onion, garlic and ginger.

All these efforts spring from the sincere desire of  President Duterte and Secretary Piñol to bring about genuine reforms and real change that would uplift the lives of our farmers and fisherfolk as well as our entrepreneurs, consumers and ordinary citizens. Because the time for change is well past due. And we have to join hands and do it now.

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MANDATE, VISION AND MISSION

As stipulated in the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022, Chapter 8, Expanding Economic Opportunities in Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries, the agriculture, forestry, and fisheries (AFF) sector is pivotal in generating employment for about a third of the country’s labor force, thereby reducing poverty and inequality for three-fourths of the poor who are in the rural areas. AFF is also key to providing raw materials to the manufacturing and service sectors, resulting in forward linkages in terms of higher-paying and more stable job opportunities. Intensifying efforts to revitalize the AFF and harnessing its growth potentials are needed to promote more inclusive development. Given the sector’s links to agribusiness, interventions and investments will be channeled to expand existing opportunities and develop new ones, thus inducing greater participation of small farmers and fisherfolk. 

Mandate

The Department is the government agency responsible for the promotion of agricultural development by providing the policy framework, public investments, and support services needed for domestic and export-oriented business enterprises.

In the fulfillment of this mandate, it shall be the primary concern of the Department to improve farm income and generate work opportunities for farmers, fishermen and other rural workers. It shall encourage people’s participation in agricultural development through sectoral representation in agricultural policy-making bodies so that the policies, plans and programs of the Department are formulated and executed to satisfy their needs.

It shall also use a bottom-up self-reliant farm system approach that will emphasize social justice, equity, productivity and sustainability in the use of agricultural resources. 

Vision

The Department’s vision is a competitive, sustainable, and technology-based agriculture and fishery sector, driven by productive and progressive farmers and fisherfolk, supported by efficient value chains and well integrated in the domestic and international markets contributing to inclusive growth and poverty reduction.

Mission

To help and empower the farming and fishing communities and the private sector to produce enough, accessible and affordable food for every Filipino and a decent income for all.

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ORGANIZATION

ORGANIZATIONAL CHART

STAFF & OFFICES

Human Resource Management Section

  • Formulate an integrated personnel plan that includes merit promotion, performance evaluation  and awards and incentives for service excellence
  • Formulate and administer training programs for  career and employee development
  • Acts on all matters concerning personnel records and attendance, appointments, promotions and other transactions.
  • Maintenance of personnel records and statistics

General Services Section

  • Plans, coordinates and supervise all general services functions such as property inventory, property disposal, cashiering, records and communication services

Information Section

  • Responsible in the promotion and packaging of the image of the office through social marketing.
  • Coordination and partnerships with local media groups to promote smooth and accurate flow of information

Budget Section

  • Preparation of annual budgetary plans in coordination with Planning Division
  • Assists the management in the preparation of budgetary estimates for presentation to various legislative bodies
  • Development and improvement of budgetary procedures and methods
  • Provides assistance to subordinate budgetary units in the utilization and application of budgetary methods

Accounting Section

  • Maintains basic subsidiary accounting records and books of accounts for accurate and current financial information
  • Provides management advises on financial matters
  • Prepares and submit financial reports for the management and other offices requiring such
  • Certifies fund availability and obligations
  • Process requisitions, vouchers and reports of collections and disbursements

Planning Section

  • Plan Formulation
  • Policy Dissemination
  • Conduct of consultations
  • Integration of local development plans
  • Capacitation of LGUs on planning

Monitoring & Evaluation Section

  • Periodic Monitoring of programs and projects (Implemented by DA, agencies, SUCs, LGUs)
  • Periodic evaluation of DA programs
  • Periodic evaluation of LGU programs (provincial and municipal level)

Management Information Section

  • Data gathering and management
  • Management of the regional farmers registry
  • Management of IT infrastructure of the DA RFU
  • Capacitate LGU personnel on agricultural MIS
  • Management of regional GIS system

Programs Coordination Section

  • Overall coordination of DA programs on crops (rice, corn , hvcc and others),  livestock (small and large ruminants  and poultry)
  • Provide advisory services to LGUs, SUCs, other government agencies and other stakeholders
  • Provide recommendations to management  for smooth program implementation

Local Operations Coordination Section

  • Coordination and monitoring of DA programs / projects with the LGUs and other stakeholders
  • Strengthen working relationships and linkages between DA and LGUs, other government offices, SUCs , NGOs/ sector groups and other stakeholders
  • Provide feedback mechanism to management on problems besetting program implementation
  • Provide secretariat and facilitative support services to RAFC and PAFCs

Regional Soils Laboratory

  • Provide soil and water laboratory services to various agriculture clienteles
  • Conduct soil and water balance analysis to come up with recommended faming applications
  • Production of microbial agents and soil inoculations

Regional Animal Diseases Diagnostic Laboratory

  • Provide support to various regulatory functions
  • Perform various laboratory tests for the diagnosis of major animal diseases
  • Monitor incidence and prevention of infections and diseases
  • Conduct of R & D activities on animal health and nutrition

Regional Crop Protection Center

  • Undertake research on crop protection system
  • Conduct plant pests and diseases diagnostics and recommend control measures 
  • Monitor and forecast possible pests and diseases outbreaks
  • Provide technical assistance during pests and diseases outbreaks

Regional Feed Chemical Analysis Laboratory

  • Conduct routine chemical analysis on nutrient contents of animal feeds and feedstuff
  • Conducts proximate analysis of feeds

Research Management And Specialist Section

  • Lead in the formulation of regional R & D agenda
  • Orchestrate the prioritization of regional R & D activities and conduct of mid-stream and downstream research
  • Establish the forging of strategic linkages with other R & D institutions
  • Conduct monitoring and evaluation of on-going and completed R & D projects
  • Facilitate the preparation of R & proposals for funding and technical papers for presentation
  • Maintain R & D info system

Technology Commercialization Section

  • Undertake identification and documentation of matured technologies for commercialization
  • Conduct technology adaptation and demonstration trials 
  • Formulate and package technology promotions and commercialization projects for targeted clienteles
  • Prepare materials from technologies generated for dissemination
  • Coordinates the impact assessment of the technology commercialization activities

Regional Integrated Research Center

  • Orchestrate and provide leadership to the R & D agenda for the region
  • Harness improved materials and stocks and other research results from different national and international research centers for commercialization

Plant Regulatory Section

  • Conduct pests and disease surveillance
  • Monitoring and inspection and maintenance of quarantine checkpoints
  • Issuance of plant phyto-sanitary certificates for domestic and international shipment /transport
  • Post entry monitoring of imported plants
  • Inspection of organic / GAP farms
  • Field inspection of plant nurseries and seed production farms

Animal Regulatory Section

  • Monitoring and inspection and maintenance of quarantine checkpoints
  • Issuance of animal regulatory documents
  • Post entry monitoring of imported animals
  • Inspection of  animal products and by-products
  • Collection and laboratory analysis of feed samples from production plants and sale outlets
  • Inspect and endorse applications under Animal Welfare Act

Agribusiness And Investment Section

  • Identification of regional agribusiness opportunities
  • Packaging and management of information on agri-business investment opportunities
  • Management of market information database and other relevant agricultural statistics

Market Development and Promotion Section

  • Provide assistance in identifying local and export markets for priority commodities
  • Conduct market reconnaissance and assessment
  • Provide linkage to farmers and producers to buyers and markets through e-commerce and market encounters
  • Management of market information database and other relevant agricultural statistics
  • Conduct of investment forum and local and international trade missions

Agribusiness Support Services Section

  • Provide agribusiness and investment advisory services (project  feasibility preparation  up to packaging and labeling) to LGUs, private sectors and other stakeholders
  • Provide assistance on credit facilitation (local and international)
  • Provide assistance in product packaging and undertake product promotions to make them competitive
  • Formulation of regional infrastructure plan
  • Conduct of site validation, survey, design and monitoring
  • Capacitate LGUs thru trainings and provision of equipment
  • Coordination of all regional DA infrastructure projects
  • Coordinate the enforcement of Philippine Agricultural Engineering Standards

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CITIZEN`S CHARTER

FUNCTIONS

The Department of Agriculture is responsible for the promotion of agricultural development by providing the policy framework, public investments, and support services needed for domestic and export-oriented business enterprises. It is the primary concern of the Department to improve farm income and generate work opportunities for farmers, fishermen and other rural workers. It shall encourage people’s participation in agricultural development through sectoral representation in agricultural policy-making bodies so that the policies, plans and programs of the Department are formulated and executed to satisfy their needs.

Service Pledge

We, the officials and employees of the Department of Agriculture, Regional Field Unit No. VI, do hereby pledge and commit to:

  • Fast track the delivery of goods, services and other forms of assistance to our target clients.
  • Initiate change to improve the quality of life of farming communities.
  • Extend technical assistance through banner programs, projects and activities.
  • Lay down a conducive environment for agribusiness and marketing development.
  • Diversify approaches to farming systems to promote inclusive growth and development.
  • Serve promptly, efficiently and courteously with a smile at all times.
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DIRECTORY OF KEY OFFICIALS

 

Name Designation/Position Contact Number 
Remelyn R. Recoter Regional Executive Director 337-1262/336-4221
Manuel O. Olanday  RTD for Operations  337-8933/337-1018 
Dr. Peter S. Sobrevega  RTD for Policy, Planning, Regulatory, Research & Support Services  329-0956 
  DIVISION CHIEF   
Zarlina B. Cuello  Chief Administrative & Finance Division   338-17-09 
Rene Famoso  Chief, Operations Division  337-1018 / 337-477 
Engr. Mira H. Talabong  Chief-Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Division  337-25-86  
Dr. Jonic F. Natividad  Chief Regulatory Division  338-48-86 
Dr. Corazon A. Arroyo  Chief Research Division  329-0956 / 329-6210  
Maria Teresa T. Solis  Chief Agribusiness & Marketing Assistance Division  337-1227  
Dr. Vicente M. Nim  Chief, Integrated Lab Division  336-9737 
  BANNER PROGRAM COORDINATOR   
Elmer Cabusas  Rice Program Coordinator  337-8933 
Ma. Liza G. Calmorin  Corn Program Coordinator  337-8933 
Junifer Frades  HVCD Program Coordinator  337-8933 
Gareth Bayate  Livestock Coordinator  337-5614
Glenda Himatay Organic Porgram Coordinator 335-0641
  AGRICULTURAL PROVINCIAL COORDINATING OFFICERS   
Henry Molas APCO, Aklan 337-5614
Dominador Marquez  APCO, Antique  337-5614 
Carolina Cornelio  APCO, Capiz  337-5614 
Lorenzo Palada  APCO, Guimaras  337-5614 
Ernie Villanueva  APCO, Iloilo 337-5614 
Madeline Dulaca  APCO, Negros Occidental   
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CY 2017 AGRICULTURAL PERFORMANCE

Agricultural production in the region continues to move forward, with the steady increases achieved by cereals, some high value crops and poultry inched up last year despite of the challenges faced by the sector.  Last year, regional economy posted a 6.1% growth.  It contributed 4% to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).  Agriculture, Hunting, Forestry and Fishing sector decreased by 1.9% in output.  The sector accounted for 18.5% of the total output of the region.

Palay production achieved a 2,230,837 metric tons during the year making Western Visayas third among the regions in the country and contributing 11.57% to the national production.  Province of Iloilo is the major source of palay in the region accounting to 42% of the total regional rice production followed by the provinces of Negros Occidental and Capiz with 21% and 16% respectively.  Palay sufficiency inched up to 124% in 2017 from 114% in 2016.  The increase in sufficiency index was attributed to the increase in yield by 3.41 MT/ha this year from 3.31 MT/ha last year.

In terms of corn production, the region got a 3.8% share to the national corn production ranking 6th among regions.  Corn went up its production with an increase of 17,615 MT or 6.21% attributed to the sharp increase of area planted to corn from 42,356 in 2016 to 109,849 in 2017.  Negros Occidental has the largest contribution to the regional production with 49% followed by Iloilo and Capiz with 29% and 18% share respectively.

In the area of High Value Crops, champion commodities of the region

 

which are abaca, mango, sugarcane, banana, coffee, coconut and vegetables all experienced a challenging production performance.  Coconut and abaca recorded a hefty increase of 6% and 52% respectively, while coffee, sugarcane, banana, mango and vegetables slide down by 1%, 0.49%, 0.31%, 4% and 0.5%, respectively.

The region’s livestock subsector posted a decline in its production recorded at 15% for hogs, 20% for carabao, 7% for cattle while goat inched down by 18%.  Chicken and duck meat reported a downward growth rate of 8.84% and 82%, respectively while chicken eggs inched up by 24%.  In terms of regional standing relative to national production, region 6 ranked 1st in carabao, 5th in hogs, 7th in goat, 4th in cattle, 8th in chicken eggs and 5th in chicken meat.

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AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS

PALAY                                                                                                                                                                       

Palay Production by region and ecosystem

Palay Production by regional

Palay Production by province

Yield of Production

Palay Value of Production

                                                 Palay Farmgate

 

CORN

Corn Production by regional

Corn Production by province

Yield of Production

Corn Value of Production

Corn Farmgate

Corn Area Harvested by Region

 

HIGH VALUE CROPS

High Value Crops Production                                             Number of Bearing Trees

High Value Crops Commercial Farmgate                           Value of Production

Beans and Legumes Farmgate

Fruit Vegetable Farmgate

Leafy Vegetable Farmgate

                                                 Rootcrop Farmgate

                                                 

LIVESTOCK & POULTRY

Livestock Production by Province                                    Poultry Farmgate

Livestock Production by Region                                       Duck Inventory

Poultry Production by Province                                        Livestock Inventory

Poultry Production by Region                                           Chicken Inventory

Livestock & Poultry Value of Production                           Dressed Chicken Inventory

Livestock Farmgate                                                          Slaughtered Animal 

 

MACRO ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Employment in Agriculture

Gross value added in Agriculture

Value of production

 

 

 

 

 

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