Two NorMin FCAs are now DA-accredited implementing CSOs: ICGEMPC and LVFMC


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Department of Agriculture – 10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado and Regional Technical Director for Operations Carlota S. Madriaga handed over the Certificates of Accreditation to two farmer cooperatives, associations (FCAs) in Northern Mindanao during the 125th DA Anniversary celebration at the agency compound on June 23, 2023.

The accredited FCAs are the Iligan City Government Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative (ICGEMPC) of Iligan City, Lanao del Norte, and the Lantapan Vegetable Farmers Marketing Cooperative (LVFMC) of Lantapan, Bukidnon.

Per DA Administrative Circular No. 3, Series of 2022, the FCAs have successfully fulfilled the conditions for projects for the development of the agri-fishery sector as beneficiary or implementing civil society organizations (CSOs).

Joel T. Rivera of LVFMC conveyed his appreciation to the agency, as this will bring them to greater heights, benefiting their FCA.

“Dako na kaayo ni og tabang sa amoang FCA kay madali na namo ang pag access sa mga programa sa DA para sa kalambuan sa among grupo,” Rivera added.

[This is a great help for our FCA, as we can easily access the programs of DA for the development of our group.]#(MPMTablon)