DA conducts Writeshop on the formulation of Cluster Development Plan (CDP)

Gulayon, Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte - The Department of Agriculture Regional F2C2 Focal Person Hannibal P. Bayo-ong conducted Writeshop on the Formulation of Cluster Development Plan (CDP) to four (4) organized Clusters in the province of Zamboanga del Norte held on August 30-31, 2023 at NIA Conference Hall, Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte.

During the Development Plan Writeshop, the participants formulated their masterplan for the growth and development of the cluster through its business enterprises. Further, they identified their five (5) year development plan that addresses the needs of the clusters relative to marketing, production, operation, organization, financing and sustainability.

This writeshop is in line with the Farm and Fisheries Clustering and Consolidation (F2C2) program of the Department of Agriculture.

ZDS IMO conducts FISA & RSBSA Caravan, and IA Tabo-an

Kumalarang, Zamboanga del Sur – A caravan on Free irrigation Service Act (FISA) and Registry System for Basic Sector in Agriculture (RSBSA) was held at Barangay Diplo, Kumalarang, Zamboanga del Sur on August 30, 2023.

The activity was spearheaded by the Zamboanga del Sur Irrigation Management Office (ZDS IMO) - Institutional Development Unit led by Supervising Institutional Development Officer Ann N. Maligro. It was participated by six (6) Irrigators Associations (IAs) composed of a total 383 farmer beneficiaries.
The FISA Caravan spearheaded by NIA aims to assists the farmers in the processing of their Certificate of Exemption on the Payment of Irrigation Service Fee. Meanwhile, the RSBSA Caravan aims to ensure the registration of farmers in the DA’s centralized database for them to benefit from the assistance and programs of the government.

Also, a Tabo-an was organized  wherein the IAs were able to promote their farm produce to a wider market. Among the products displayed are fresh fruits, vegetables, and other locally made items.

Meeting with Committee on Agriculture and Agrarian Relations

NIA-9 ZAMBASULTA participates the invitational meeting hosted by the Committee on Agriculture and Agrarian Relations Chairperson, Honorable Joselito “Lit-lit” Macrohon held at NIA-9 ZAMBASULTA Regional Sub-Office (ZRSO), Governor Ramos, Sta. Maria, Zamboanga City.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the letter from the Ciudad de Zamboanga Federacion de Irrigacion, Inc. seeking Sangguniang Panglungsod Resolution for authority to use the land where the water source is situated from various barangays in Zamboanga City; the water supply for agricultural production during El Niño; and other matters concerning water delivery in the city.

Among the participants of the said meeting are representatives from the NIA-9 ZAMBASULTA RSO; Department of Agriculture; Office of the City Agriculturist; Department of Environment & Natural Resources; Office of the City Environment & Natural Resources; Community Environment & Natural Resources Office; Office of the City Planning; City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office; Zamboanga City Water District and Ciudad de Zamboanga Federacion de Irrigacion, Inc.

System Management Committee Meeting

Molave, Zamboanga del Sur (August 30, 2023) - A System Management Committee (SMC) Meeting is currently being held at Salug River Irrigation System (SARIS) Office, Molave, Zamboanga del Sur.

The committee is composed of concerned line agencies, local government units, barangay captains, Irrigators Associations (IA) Presidents of the 22 IAs within the municipality of Tambulig, Molave, Mahayag, Ramon Magsaysay, part of Sominot, Zamboanga del Sur and Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental.

This meeting aims to discuss issues arising within the system, as well as to have an effective partnership in the operation and management of the Salug River Irrigation System. Part of the agenda being discussed are the proposed new cropping pattern to increase production; adoption of IA policies as local ordinance; status of IA Clustering and Cooperative; and status of Irrigation Service Fee (ISF).

ZDN RSO conducts FISA & RSBSA Caravan and IA Tabo-an

Polanco, Zamboanga del Norte – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA), Department of Agriculture (DA), and Irrigators Associations (IAs) successfully conducted a joint activity called the Free Irrigation Service Act (FISA) & Registry System for Basic Sector in Agriculture (RSBSA) Caravan and IA Tabo-an, held on August 29, 2023 at SILALELA IA Covered Court, Silawe, Polanco, Zamboanga del Norte.

The FISA Caravan aims to disseminate information to the farmers about FISA and to assist them in processing their Certificate of Exemption on the Payment of Irrigation Service Fee (ISF), while the RSBA Caravan intends to ensure the registration of farmer beneficiaries in the DA’s centralized database for them to be prioritized in the benefit and assistance program of the national government.

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