EL SALVADOR CITY, MISAMIS ORIENTAL – The Mantibugao Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Farmers’ Cooperative (MARBFC) is eyed to advance the upkeep of their existing postharvest facilities with the P2-million award from the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture (DA) through its Corn Program.

The Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon-based corn cluster has received their monetary prize on January 11 for being the grand winner of said award, where it recognizes and honors outstanding organizations that have catalyzed the development of the corn industry in the country.

For more than three decades since it was formed, MARBFC has established and strengthened partnerships with entities, including DA for the implementation of its various projects and interventions that aim to help corn farmers attain maximum and sustainable yield, and an assured market. #

Agri-10 participates in a virtual meeting to further aid the development of the soybean industry.


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — Through a shared commitment to bolster the production of soybeans in the country, the Department of Agriculture National Soybean and Sorghum Program conducted a virtual meeting with DA regional field offices (RFOs) 1, 10, and 11 to discuss the agency’s proposed interventions for the said commodity on January 10 to 11.

In his message, Rodolfo N. Panganiban, national focal person for soybean, said that the meeting aims to gather inputs from the aforementioned regional offices, eyed as the project’s pilot regions, to craft a collective project proposal that tackles key industry challenges of soybean.

Such challenges identified in the proposal include limited local soybean varieties for optimal processing, damaged seeds due to unsound machineries, poor storage systems, unharmonized test methods with trading partners, unsystematic supply chain stakeholders, and the inability to address sustainable environmental concerns.

During the proposal drafting, representatives from the three RFOs tackled region-specific targets, activities, and expected outcomes that correspond to the proposal’s strategies to diversify commodity system-based production and value-adding and enterprise development.

It further tackles seed, food, and nutrition security, strengthens measures for environmental sustainability, fosters inclusive and equitable sector growth, and harmonizes the collaboration of local government units (LGUs) and RFOs for technology transfer.

DA-10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado expressed his support for the project proposal, underscoring its implications on the current approach of the Department to refine the production of soybeans in the country and Northern Mindanao.

Further, the agri chief executive said that the endeavor is aligned with the agency’s mandate to support the production of agricultural crops, including soybean and sorghum, for food, feeds, and industrial uses as stipulated in Memorandum Order No. 15, Series of 2021.

As a pilot region, DA-10 will serve as the lead responsible office for the project’s activities on soybean adaptability and varietal improvement, product development, laboratory capacity building, and waste management.

In addition, the RFO will also assist in sub-activities and research on pest management, and soil fertility, as well as extension and training services and technology transfer in coordination with LGUs and farmers’ cooperatives, associations (FCAs).

Said meeting was supported by chiefs and personnel from the Field Operations, Integrated Laboratory, Regional Agricultural Engineering, Research, Regulatory, and Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation divisions, and research stations (Regional Crop Protection Center and Northern Mindanao Agricultural Crops and Livestock Research Complex) of DA-RFO 10.# (GDA)

Members of MOWOPCO receive agri assistance from DA-10 SAAD through its Egg Production Project.


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Members of the Mosangot Women’s Producer Cooperative (MOWOPCO) of Binuangan town, Misamis Oriental recently received P697,800 worth of agri-livelihood support from the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program through Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado.

Twenty-five women poultry raisers who are members of MOWOPCO will benefit from the said assistance as part of its Egg Production Project.

The intervention includes a package of 315 ready-to-lay chicken, 7 chicken cages, 100 bags of chicken layers feeds, and veterinary drugs and biologics.

The MOWOPCO is among the seven identified beneficiary Farmers’ Associations/Cooperatives (FCAs) in Misamis Oriental for the DA-SAAD Phase 2 implementation from 2023 to 2028.

The cooperative is operating an estimated 7.62 hectares (ha) of land area dedicated for livestock production.

As their counterpart, the group apportioned some 130 square meters of production area where they built their poultry house for the chicken layers.

MOWOPCO is set to begin supplying eggs to wholesalers and retailers in the local market in Binuangan town starting this month, with an expected initial sales of P49,950 per month.

The cooperative is set to receive other assistance such as 100 egg trays and five rolls of chicken nets in the first quarter of 2024 as a package to the DA-SAAD egg production project.#(JAS)

Agri-10 conducts coordination meeting highlighting climate-resilient agriculture for high-valued crops.


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – To further expand basic information on climate-resilient agriculture, the Climate and Environment Risk Reduction Management Unit (CERRMU) of the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) under the helm of Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado, conducted a Climate Resiliency on High-Valued Crops coordination meeting on January 10, here.

Around 13 agricultural technicians from the different municipalities of Misamis Oriental convened to reiterate the importance of climate-resilient agriculture in attaining food security and broader development goals amid constant climate change while increasing food production on high-valued crops.

In her message, DA-10 Field Operations Division (FOD) chief Luz I. Guzman, PhD, said that the meeting will catalyze positive change in the agricultural sector, that will enable participants to identify and prioritize key areas that require immediate attention, such as the implementation of climate-smart techniques, the adoption of resilient crop varieties, and the promotion of sustainable farming practices.

“By adopting a climate-resilient and environmentally friendly approach, we can ensure sustainable agricultural practices that not only mitigate the impacts of climate change but also contribute to the overall well-being of communities,” she conveyed.

During the meeting, agency representatives discussed the following: Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), updates on the High-Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP) programs and projects implementation in the region, Integrated Pest Management (IPM)/Various Production Support Services (VPSS) program and updates, and post-disaster needs assessment.

As a way forward, the attendees are eyed to have more practical training sessions that will focus on the development of climate-resilient agriculture, which is crucial for the long-term success of empowering farming and fishing communities.# (RDME)

Misamis Occidental farmers undergo concoction-making training thru DA-10 SAAD.


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – To capacitate the six farmers’ associations (FAs) in Misamis Occidental assisted by the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) in Region 10 recently underwent concoction-making training.

Such capacity building is part of Bio-Intensive Agricultural Production Training provided by the program in preparation for the full-swing implementation of their agri-livelihood production projects in 2024.

Twenty-five members of the six FAs attended the concoction-making training to upgrade their farming knowledge and skills, particularly in making alternative fertilizers and pesticides to replace chemicals.

The participating FAs are the Punta Sulong SAAD Phase 2 Farmers Association (Baliangao), Maligubaan Farmers’ Association (Concepcion), Gandawan Strawberry Growers’ Association (Don Victoriano), San Roque SAAD Swine Growers Association (Panaon), Salimpuno SAAD sa Mag-uuma Association (Sapang Dalaga) and San Isidro Bajo SAAD Beneficiaries Association (Sinacaban).

Each FA was capacitated in producing fermented fruit juice, fermented plant juice, and fish amino acid, which will be used as foliar fertilizers and vitamins for animals; Calcium Phosphate or CaPhos for poultry and foliar fertilizer for crops; lactic acid for good animal digestion; and oriental herb nutrients as an organic pesticide, antibiotic, and dewormer.

The DA-SAAD phase 2 is being implemented in 5th and 6th-class towns in Misamis Occidental for a period of six years from 2023-2028, providing agri-livelihood interventions to identify the poorest of the poor farmers in the province.#

DA-10 provides support to MIS’ urban agri initiatives. 


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – To promote the production and consumption of vegetables and at the same time address malnutrition, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) handed over some vegetable seeds and garden tools to Musibay Integrated School (MIS) in Nunungan, Lanao del Norte on January 12 at the agency compound.

On behalf of DA-10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado, Mindanao Inclusive Agriculture Development Project Deputy Director Joel S. Rudinas and Senior Agriculturist, Richan D. Lacanaria of the Field Operations Division, turned over assorted (Pinakbet) vegetable seeds, and garden tools such as light hoe, plastic seedling tray, shovel, sprinkler, and weeding bolo to Onilyn M. Patad, MIS farm worker.

Patad said that the provisions will aid in the implementation of their Gulayan sa Paaralan Program, which will engage students in gardening and eventually, will also provide them with easier access to fresh and quality produce, which is essential to having a healthy diet.# (MPMT)

Agri-10 targets 210 hectares of hybrid upland rice demo farm in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. 


MALAYBALAY CITY, BUKIDNON – In a bid to further boost Northern Mindanao’s local rice production, the Department of Agriculture – Region 10 (DA-10) under the helm of Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado is eyeing the establishment of 210 hectares of upland hybrid rice production technology demonstration farm in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon.

In a coordination meeting held Tuesday, January 9, DA-10 laid down preliminary action plans together with the Bukidnon Provincial Agriculture’s Office, Malaybalay City Agriculture’s Office, Bukidnon Tagoloanon Mulahay Ha Kabukalagan Agriculture Cooperative (BUKTAMACO), Philippine Army, and the partner seed company, SeedWorks Philippines, to set the project in motion.

According to DA-10 Regional Technical Director for Operations, Carlota S. Madriaga, this project is consistent with DA’s sustained effort to attain food security in the region.

She said that with the project, DA’s ultimate goal is to boost upland rice production in Bukidnon, as the pilot province.

Farmers will be introduced with hybrid upland rice production technology to help them increase their yield, particularly since conventional upland rice farming is pegged to yield only two tons per hectare or lower, the director added.

The demonstration farm will be established in three locations in Malaybalay City – barangay Uno, Sumpong and Can-ayan, within the ancestral domain under the care of BUKTAMACO.

Before full-blown implementation, the project will undergo a trial phase by cultivating two-hectare flat and one-hectare sloppy upland production areas in said localities.

DA-10 Deputy Director for Mindanao Inclusive Agriculture Development Project (MIADP), Joel S. Rudinas, said the project will be implemented using two-pronged strategies – introduction of the hybrid upland rice production technology and preparation of the local farmers for increased production.

He emphasized the project is a breakthrough agricultural undertaking that can exponentially contribute to the region’s food supply on a phase-by-phase implementation, first by utilizing a pre-existing natural farming environment, and later on, introducing agricultural infrastructure for expanded capacity.

For the first phase of implementation, DA-10 will be providing the required hybrid upland rice seeds, fertilizers as well as mechanized land preparation.

As their counterpart, the DA’s partners will shoulder the labor and maintenance, farm chemicals, technical and administrative assistance, and military support.

The trial demonstration farm will be planted by the end of this month. The project will be in full swing come 2024 wet planting season.# (ATT)

F2C2 of DA-10 holds an assessment and planning workshop to further said strategy and help farmers and fishers better. 


MALAYBALAY CITY, BUKIDNON – The Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-10) Farm and Fisheries Clustering and Consolidation (F2C2) Program under the leadership of Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado conducted an assessment and planning workshop for said strategy on January 11-12, in Dalwangan here.

In her message, DA-10 Field Operations Division chief Luz I. Guzman, PhD said that the activity is important for the implementation of F2C2 this year.

“For us to move forward effectively, we need to look back and identify the issues and concerns that we encountered last year that contributed to the attainment of our targets in each commodity or sector, and find possible solutions to address any gaps.”

She added the need to identify the successful interventions and make them a baseline to improve and serve the farmers and fishers better.

In an update presented by F2C2 Focal Person Gay Nanette M. Aleria, a total of 151 farmers and fisherfolk cooperatives and associations were identified and validated with 37,8710 farmers and fisherfolk clustered in the region.

Likewise, she highlighted the program’s stride for 2023, which included the conduct of the first-ever Regional F2C2 Summit and the launching of their coffee table book entitled “Bulig”, which underscored stories on the adoption of clustering and consolidation approach in the production, processing and marketing activities among small NorMin farmers and fishers, reaping benefits from economies of scale.

Further, Aleria discussed the proposed programs, projects, and activities for prioritization in 2024 such as the conduct of another regional F2C2 summit and more trainings to capacitate said clusters in their respective fields.

The activity is attended by the technical working group of F2C2, which includes the different banner programs and projects of DA-10 and the provincial operations centers of Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte, Camiguin and Misamis Oriental, and Misamis Occidental. # (CRS)

LGU Gingoog City receives agri-stimulus package from DA-10.


Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) under the helm of Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado turned over P2.94 million (M) worth of Agriculture Stimulus Package Bayanihan II; Urban Agriculture Program to the Local Government Unit of Gingoog City (CLGU Gingoog) on December 12, in this city.

Handing over the certificate is DA-10 Field Operations Division chief Eduardo N. Pit, PhD, to Enrique S. Guevarra, DM, CLGU Gingoog administrator.

According to Pit, these agri-interventions aim to establish and promote different urban agriculture technologies through the distribution of agricultural inputs and tools, and the provision trainings to highly urbanized communities, ensuring the availability and affordability of diverse, quality and safe food at the same time maximizing the potential of food-based approaches for economic opportunities.

“By implementing innovative techniques, providing access to modern farming equipment, and offering training programs to farmers, these interventions contribute to a substantial increase in the city’s agricultural activities,” he conveyed.

Included in the package of interventions are the provision of 1 unit of Greenhouse with Micro sprinkler irrigation system amounting to P1-M, 4 units Mushroom Growing House (P400K), 2K Mushroom Fruiting Bag (P120K), 270 packs Polypropylene bag (P72.9K), 2 units Hand tractor/Multi-cultivator (P460K), 2 units All-Purpose Shredder (P390K), 60 bags Organic Fertilizer (P19.8K), 60kg Vegetable Seeds (P336.8K), 18 rolls A-net (P81.2K), 1 unit Bag Filling Machine (P52K), 12 units Light Hoe (P4.6K), 12 units Shovel (P4.3K), and 2 units Wheel Barrow worth P6.2K.

Meanwhile, Gingoog City agriculturist Miriam A. de La Plaza expressed her gratitude for the assistance from DA that would provide additional support to the Urban Agriculture Program of the city.

“These interventions encompass a wide range of activities that would improve agricultural practices, increase productivity, and enhance the overall efficiency of the agricultural value chain in our community,” she said.

Furthermore, Pit pins for the sustainability of the projects received at the same time encouraged CLGU Gingoog to help in determining additional agricultural-related assistance in their locality.

Pooled from its CY 2021 funds, said project under Bayanihan II is realized through the High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP) of DA-10.

Also witnessing the turnover ceremony are DA-10 Program and Project Management Section chief Engr. Romil G. Española, Ronald Allan P. Camaddo, Agriculturist II of HVCDP, Engr. Francis James O. Manlantao of the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Division of CLGU Gingoog and other staff.# (RDME)

PITAC of Malaybalay City, Bukidnon receives P5-M in check from DA-10 through RED Collado.


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Aimed to provide more marketing opportunities, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) turned over a P5 million (M) check to the Philippine International Travel Assistance Center ( PITAC) Multipurpose Cooperative on January 4, at the agency compound, in this city.

Funded by the Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division under the KADIWA Financial Grant Assistance, it aims to provide logistic assistance to PITAC for their yellow corn trading and marketing for the procurement of a 10-wheeler wing van.

DA-10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado led the turnover of check to PITAC MPC chair, Sonia R. Chanen-Debonville.

The coop also counterparts P1.25-M as their equity making the total cost of P6.25-M.

On receiving the assistance, she shared, “Currently, we are renting a vehicle to haul our corn produce in the different parts of Bukidnon. Thus, this assistance will greatly help our farmers in accelerating their harvest and reducing postharvest costs.”

It can be recalled that the coop is among the farmers’ cooperatives, associations who signed a memorandum of agreement for the implementation of the Kadiwa grant in 2023.# (AMB)

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