The Philippine ORGANIC ACT of 2010.
RA 10068 -signed on 6 April 2010 -published on 18 June 2010
IMPLEMENTING RULES & REGULATIONS NOAB (created under EO 481) approved on 04 Oct 2010 -Published in Phil. Daily Inquirer and The Daily Tribune on 21 March 2011
What is Organic Agriculture?
-Is a production system that sustain the health of soils, ecosystem and people.
-It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the used of inputs with adverse effects.
-Organic combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair relationships and a good quality of life for all involved.
…at least 5% of total agriculture areas devoted to organic farming;
…Philippine organic products are commercially supported locally and internationally
a) Policy formulation on regulation, registration, accreditation, certification, labelling;
b) Research, development and extension;
c) Promotion and encouragement of the establishment of facilities, equipment and processing plants;
d) Implementation of organic agriculture programs and activities
Rainy days are coming that may hamper implementation of ongoing rehabilitation and concreting of farm-to-market roads under the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP).
For a close monitoring and inspection of the ongoing PRDP subprojects in Region 9, a Barangay Captain is tasked to affix his signature on the Weather Report together with the project engineer from both the contractor and PPMIU’s side.
This matter was clarified recently in Tampilisan during the 3rd RPCO-PPMIU-Contractor Coordination Meeting for the ongoing implementation of Farmington-Poblacion-Galingon-Cabong-Balacbaan-Tilubog (all of Tampilisan) farm-to-market road rehabilitation and concreting.
The Agricultural and Fisheries Modernization Plan (AFMP) of the Department of Agriculture is on its updating and enhancement stage with the implementation of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP).
Engr. Luisita M. Abella, DA Planning Chief and head of DA-PRDP’s I-PLAN component of the Regional Project Coordination Office 9 said that this roject strengthens Department’s planning and budget execution processes through the institutionalization of the AFMP as the basis for resource allocation and prioritization its programs, projects, and activities implemented at the national and regional levels for the next five years from 2017 – 2022
Eight students complete DA9- Summer Youth Internship Program (SYIP) or Government Internship Program (GIP) that covered 45 days of office working experience. The students come from different schools in Zamboanga City.
DA Administrative Officer Rowena I. Pajes said the students passed through the process of applying for the SYIP/GIP, took written examination, interview and finally orientation through the Personnel Section. “There were only eight applicants this year and all qualified for the program. In the previous years, we have accommodated 15,” said Pajes.
Pajes added that the SYIP is in line with the DA Department Order No. 1 Series 2016 that aims to initiate the youth to public service; serve as recruitment mechanism for potential public employees and extend possible financial assistance for school enrollment.