The Zamboanga del Sur Irrigation Management Office (ZDS IMO) conducted a one-day workshop on Operation and Maintenance (O & M) Policy Formulation for San Fernando Small Irrigation Project (SIP), held at Brgy. San Fernando, Ramon Magsaysay, Zamboanga del Sur on October 12, 2022.
The San Fernando SIP which is located in the municipality of Ramon Magsaysay, ZDS is being managed by Tuburan San Fernando Irrigators Association (IA). It has a total service area of 30 hectares, with 40 farmer beneficiaries.
The training was conducted in order for the IA - as the system owner, to be aware on how to properly manage their irrigation system. At the end of the workshop, the IA was able to formulate O & M policies based from their Cropping Calendar, Water Distribution, System Maintenance, Conflict Management, and Financial Management.
The activity was facilitated by the Institutional Development Program (IDP) implementers of ZDS IMO headed by Ms. Ann Novabos Maligro along with her team of Irrigation Development Officers, and was participated by the Officials and Board of Trustees of Tuburan San Fernando IA.