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Department of Agriculture - Regional Field Office - Cordillera Administrative Region, Baguio City 

Department of Agriculture Mandate

The Department of Agriculture is the principal government agency responsible for the promotion of agricultural development and growth. It provides the policy framework, helps direct public investments, and in partnership with the local government units (LGUs), provides the support services necessary to make agriculture and agri-based enterprises profitable and to help spread the benefits of development to the poor, particularly those in the rural areas.

Vision

The CAR shall adopt the national vision for the agriculture sector as stipulated in Chapter 4 of the PDP which is as follows:
“A competitive, sustainable and technologybased agriculture and fisheries sector, driven by productive and progressive farmers and fisherfolks, supported by efficient value chains and well-integrated in the domestic and international markets, contributing to inclusive growth and poverty reduction.


Mission

DA to serve as the lead catalyst to agriculture & fisheries modernization with food security, poverty alleviation and social equity, global competitiveness and resource sustainability as fundamental concerns.

To help empower the farmers and agribusiness entrepreneurs to produce adequate, affordable and accessible food for all and competitive products that can increase their real income.


SERVICE PLEDGE

The CAR shall adopt the national vision for the agriculture sector as stipulated in Chapter 4 of the PDP which is as follows:
"With the help of Almighty God, we, the management and employees of the Department of Agriculture - Regional Field Unit - Cordillera Administrative Region do hereby pledge to commit ourselves to the performance of our sworn duties and responsibilities. We shall endeavor to do our part within our means to make agriculture moving forward by providing and sustaining among others, the speedy delivery of technical assistance and support services .

The CAR shall adopt the national vision for the agriculture sector as stipulated in Chapter 4 of the PDP which is as follows:
In partnership with the Local Government Units and other service providers, we shall ensure that assistance and services are available to farmers, homemakers, youth and other stakeholders. This is to contribute actively to the development of agriculture and fisheries sector as we pursue the objectives of product competiveness, poverty alleviation, food security and sufficiency , increased income and sustained resource base."


 CORE PROGRAM

Banner Programs

The DA’s banner programs translate into action the framework described under the Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Act (AFMA) of 1997. Through the banner programs, the different necessary priority interventions shall be intensified including the delivery of the different major final outputs as cited above.

I. Rice Program

As the staple food crop in the country, rice will be treated as a separate program from other crops program. Under the Rice program, it is the primary aim of the region to maintain rice sufficiency at all times and to increase rice farmer profitability.

II. High Value Crops Development Program

This program focuses on the production of vegetables, fruits, industrial crops, species and staple food.

III. Corn Program

The corn program seeks to increase corn productivity and production in identified corn cluster areas and aims to attain corn competitiveness by developing better quality corn.

IVLivestock Program

For the succeeding years, resources for the livestock program shall be focused to activities that will address the need to reduce meat product deficiency in the region and to attain disease-free livestock industry.

Regular Programs

The DA-RFU-CAR shall ensure the smooth implementation of the agency’s mandate and to ensure timely and efficient completion of operational programs, projects and activities, through its regular programs. It shall also ensure the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of responsive programs and activities towards the attainment of the agency’s goals and objectives. Prompt advocacy of programs and projects including policies are to be regularly undertaken.

The development of the crops and livestock sub-sectors shall start in enhancing the capacities and capabilities of the different DA-RFU-CAR stations, laboratories and centers to provide and deliver the goods and services that clients require and need. Through these facilities, technologies shall also be verified and demonstrated.

1. Operation of the Cordillera Integrated Agricultural Research Outreach Center (CIARC)

2. Operation of Baguio Stock Farm

3. Operation of Regional Laboratories

  • Baguio Soils Laboratory
  • Regional Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Tissue Culture Laboratory

Other Programs

The DA-RFU-CAR shall ensure the smooth implementation of the agency’s mandate and to ensure timely and efficient completion of operational programs, projects and activities, through its regular programs. It shall also ensure the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of responsive programs and activities towards the attainment of the agency’s goals and objectives. Prompt advocacy of programs and projects including policies are to be regularly undertaken.

The development of the crops and livestock sub-sectors shall start in enhancing the capacities and capabilities of the different DA-RFU-CAR stations, laboratories and centers to provide and deliver the goods and services that clients require and need. Through these facilities, technologies shall also be verified and demonstrated.

  • Hunger Mitigation Programs
  • Institutional Development (4-H CLUBS,Rural Improvement Clubs,P4MPs,other RBOs)

FRONTLINE SERVICES:

Ø Technology Dissemination Services

Ø Regional Soil Laboratory Services

Ø FECALYSIS (Fecal Examination)

Ø Rabies Examination

Ø Tissue Culture Laboratory Services

Ø Issuance of Certificate for Land Use Reclassification

Ø Issuance of Certificate for Livestock, Poultry and By-Products and Registration and Accreditation of Transport Carriers

Ø Technical Assistance Services for CROPS

Ø Technical Assistance Services for LIVESTOCK


  

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