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NIA employees and IAs receive Meat Processing Training

36 trainees from NIA Zamboanga del Norte Regional Sub-Office (ZDN RSO) and select Irrigators Associations (IAs) benefit from the two-day skills training on Meat Processing, being held at ZDN RSO compound on November 10-11, 2022.

The training covers technologies on processing of meat products such as tocino and longganisa. A Good Manufacturing Practices is integrated in the training course to ensure food safety systems and safeguard the quality of the products being produced.

The training is initiated by ZDN RSO management Engr. Wilson N. Cabrales and staff in partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) with an objective to create opportunities and diversify the source of income of its employees and IAs.

NIA is grateful to have Ms. Maria Liza Lee of TESDA for sharing her expertise on this training. The new knowledge and skills learned by the participants will surely help them adapt with the rapid social changes in the society.

NIA joins 2022 IPRA Celebration

DIPOLOG CITY.  NIA Region IX joined the 25th anniversary celebration of the Indigenous People Rights Act (IPRA) or the Indigenous People Rights Act of 1997, which was held at Mibang, Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte.

The celebration was organized by National Commission in Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) Region IX and participated by various IP Leaders and Elders, Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representatives (IPMRs), Local Government Units (LGUs) and National Government Agencies (NGAs). NIA-IX was represented by Ms. Ann Novabos Maligro, Head of Institutional Development Unit of NIA Zamboanga del Sur IMO.  

With IPs as long time partners of NIA, the Agency commemorates this significant celebration as a way of thanking the indigenous peoples of their support in the construction and completion of irrigation projects within their Ancestral Domain.

NIA-IX Regional Manager pays Courtesy Call to Zambo. Sibugay 1st District Representative

NIA-IX Regional Manager Salome Naragas Layasan together with Zamboanga Sibugay Irrigation Management Office (IMO) Acting Manager Girlie Detalla and her staff paid a courtesy visit to Zamboanga Sibugay 1st District Representative Atty. Wilter Y. Palma on November 6, 2022.

NIA-IX was welcomed by Atty. Palma himself. During the brief meeting, RM Layasan discussed the updates regarding the on-going and proposed irrigation projects in the province specifically in the areas of the Zamboanga Sibugay 1st District.

The session ended with hopes to a more strengthened partnership with the local government in providing sustainable and inclusive growth of local farmers in the province.

ZDS Outstanding IA starts its 16-week Field School on Vegetable Production

The Nagkahiusang Irrigators Association (IA) of Tambulig, Zamboanga del Sur, an outstanding IA Awardee for CY 2021 starts its 16-week season long training on Vegetable Production.

As an awardee, the IA received a 1-million worth of IA model farm which includes a program training on High Valued Crops or Vegetable Farming. With that, 40 trainees composed of IA Officers / Board of Trustees and selected members undergo a Field School on Vegetable Production which started on October 26, 2022, and will end on February 2, 2023, held at Brgy Lower Usogan, Tambulig, Zamboanga del Sur.

The facilitator of the said training is Mr. Rudy Macalisang from the Tambulig Municipal Agriculture Office (MAO). The farmers get to meet once weekly for a duration of 16 weeks. The training was made possible with the collaborative efforts of Zamboanga del Sur Irrigation Management Office (ZDS IMO) headed by Engr. Benedicto Isagani O. Pulis Jr, its Institutional Development and Engineering Units, and the Salug River Irrigation System (SARIS), with the support of Top Management of NIA-IX Regional Office headed by Regional Manager Salome Naragas Layasan .