Agri-10 hosts a year-end assessment among BPMS data contributors to refine the conduct of price monitoring in NorMin.


MALAYBALAY CITY, BUKIDNON — To refine its conduct of price monitoring in the region, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-10) under the leadership of Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado, staged its year-end assessment for data contributors to the Bantay Presyo Monitoring System (BPMS) on November 16, in this city.

Spearheaded by the DA-Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division, the assessment served as an avenue for data contributors across Region 10 to report on their provinces’ submissions of price data, and share best practices toward increased responsiveness to concerns resolution, and improved data collection and reporting.

In her message, Agribusiness and Industry Support Services (AISS) section chief Jenny D. Alcobilla emphasized that the knowledge and information shared during the event will guide administrators of the BPMS to ensure a more reliable and responsive implementation of the program in Northern Mindanao.

In response to the issues and concerns reported by data contributors concerning 11 public markets in the provinces of Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte, and Misamis Oriental, the AMAD-AISS provided recommendations and suggestions to effectively address the same.

Moreover, three top-performing data contributors of the BPMS were also recognized, from the local government units of Ozamis City in Misamis Occidental, San Fernando in Bukidnon, and Gingoog City, in Misamis Oriental.

The event was supported by the Provincial Operations Center – Bukidnon represented by Engr. Arlene Almo, and AMAD staff.# (GDA)