Agri NorMin spearheads a coordination meeting for the F2C2 program to tackle updates relevant to said program.


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) organized a coordination meeting for Farm and Fisheries Clustering and Consolidation (F2C2) Program.

DA-10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado said under Administrative Order 27, Series of 2020, “Establishing the F2C2 program towards greater inclusive Agribusiness development in the country”, which aims to mainstream, promote and support clustering and consolidation, and enhance productivity and income of farmers and fishers.

The activity led by DA-10 F2C2 focal person Gay Nanette R. Aleria, tackled F2C2 updates and the possible interventions that could be provided for clusters through the agency’s banner programs based on the submitted Cluster Development Plan, including an introduction to the Agro-Enterprise Clustering Approach (AECA).

Pipelined projects for 2022 include swine repopulation and provision of facilities for the Livestock Program; agricultural machinery for Corn Program; combine harvester for Rice Program; and agricultural supplies for High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP).

Meanwhile, DA-10 Agriculturist II Marnelly P. Flores introduced ACEA, a sequence of steps where farmers ‘learn by doing’ and a guide for smallholder farmers on agro-entrepreneurship where farmers and fishers shift their mindset from just being producers, but agri-entrepreneurs.

Following the coordination meeting, the team will undertake various activities such as validation of new clusters, finalization of development plan, registration of cluster members into the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA), assess clusters to allow them to achieve more impact, and strengthen coordination that of clusters with DA-10 through its provincial operations centers.

Attending the meeting are DA-10 Supervising Agriculturist Audy G. Maagad, provincial and municipal agriculture officers, and other attached agencies of DA. # (MPMTablon)