Knowledge Enhancement through STEEP

The NIA ZDSIMO recently held a four (4) day activity last November 25-28, 2022 called Social Technological Economic Environmental Program (STEEP)  to raise awareness and provide knowledge/information about farming and irrigation development. Benedicto Isagani O. Pulis, Jr., Division Manager of Zamboanga del Sur of NIA ZDSIMO and Salome N. Layasan, Regional Manager of Region IX together with STEEP Participants paid a courtesy call to Region XI Admin.

The participants went to MIRAL Small Reservoir Irrigation Project (SRIP) led by Engr. Benjie Neirrie, Davao del Sur Operations and Maintenance Head. MIRAL SRIP was built to serve Bansalan and Matanao in Davao del Sur in order to improve the people's economic status and livelihood.

Also, NIA ZDSIMO paid a courtesy call to the Acting IMO Manager of NIA Davao Oriental, Engr. Gil Valdez and to Mr. Carmelito R. Lapoot, Chief of Northern Mindanao Agricultural Crops & Livestock Research Complex (NMACLRC) of Department of Agriculture Region X.  Mr. Lapoot discussed the High Valued Crops such as Strawberry and Cherry Tomatoes. He also emphasized the importance of agriculture to our society.