DA targets farmers and fisherfolk to register in FFEDIS, to maximize efforts in pooling resources for enterprise development.


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, November 1 – Escalating efforts in the pooling of resources for enterprise development, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-10) is urging farmers and fisherfolk to register in the Farmers and Fisherfolk Enterprise Development Information System (FFEDIS).

As provided in Republic Act 11321 or otherwise known as the Sagip Saka Act and DA Memorandum Circular 25 series of 2020, FFEDIS is a web-based information system that contains a list of possible and implemented programs and projects, a registry of agricultural and fisheries enterprises, and a roster of private companies engaged in such enterprises.

Its scope includes farmers and fisherfolk enterprise and other enterprises engaged in agriculture and fishery related economic activities.

“This [FFEDIS] will assist the government in formulating plans and programs on enterprise development,” DA-10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado said.

He further noted, this will also empower producer groups, the private sector, the local governments, and potential donors to respond to the needs of the markets.

Two modes of registration are being employed, either via the FFEDIS Registration Desk at the agency’s Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD) or thru Web-Based Registration using the link: ffedis.da.gov.ph.

Documentary requirements include accomplished FFEDIS enrolment form, valid business permit, and applicable certificate of registration (SEC/CDA/DTI).

Upon completed validation of said documents, the registration officer of DA-10 thru AMAD shall prepare and endorse the FFEDIS Certificate of Registration to the agency head for approval.

Once approved, the data on the Enrolment Form shall be encoded in the DA FFEDIS database.

“With the inclusion of our farmers and fisherfolk in the enterprise registry system, the agriculture department targets to improve their production, productivity and access to financing; and provide business support and development services and access to improved technologies,” Collado concluded.

For further queries, the Registration Desk of AMAD Region 10 may be reached thru mobile number 0906-505-5442. # (JLO/Photo credits: EMB)