2 BackgroundThe Landmark Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Act, or Republic Act 8435 (AFMA) was signed into law in December 1997.Its vision is to modernize agriculture and fisheries through a dynamic, smallholder, private sector-led and market-driven interventionThe goal of AFMA is focused on five major concerns: poverty alleviation, food security, rational use of resources, people empowerment, and global competitiveness.The law was amended in 2004 through RA 9281 which includes Section 109 (duty free exemption from agriculture inputs) and Section 112 on appropriations.
3 1999-2010 GAA (Regular and AFMP) in PhP ‘000 YearRA 8435RegularGATT/AFMPTotalBase-1998-2,838,72712,892,20515,730,932199920,000,0003,344,28911,612,23314,956,522200017,000,0004,164,82316,635,42820,800,25120014,656,60411,449,73916,106,34320025,599,05314,440,01820,039,07120034,534,62112,289,01916,823,64020044,252,0899,473,20913,725,29820054,273,71510,261,06814,534,78320064,210,34811,173,07915,383,42720074,736,59814,428,14419,164,74220085,771,34322,003,90427,775,24720094,787,70043,428,61348,216,313201041,170,447The additional money of P20 billion in the first year (1999); and P17 billon a year in the succeeding years was realized starting in To many stakeholders, the AFMA has not achieved its goals as the programmed additional resources were not granted.
4 Status of Irrigation Development (as of December 2009) Of the 3.12 million ha total irrigable area, 49% has been developed.
5 Status of Irrigation Development 1999 vs 2009 YearTotal Service Area (ha)Increase (ha)Irrigation Development (%)*19991,350,368-4320091,539,937189,569 (14%)49The total service area increased from 1,350,368 ha (43%) in 1999 to 1,539,937 ha (49%) in 2009 or an increase of 14 percent over the two periods.* Estimated potential irrigable area is 3,126,340 hectares
6 Post-harvest and Other Infrastructure Facilities Distributed 18,638 postharvest machineries & equipment (dryers, shellers, threshers, etc.)Constructed, rehabilitated/upgraded 20,890 postharvest facilities (MPDP, warehouse, cold chain, trading centers, etc.)Constructed/repaired 8,325 km. of FMRs amounting to P13.18 billion ( as of August 2010)Established 50 mariculture parks nationwide while 10 are for launchingAside from this, the Department also implemented the National Agriculture and Fisheries Mechanization Program to enable the agriculture sector to fully utilize its products and by-products, cultivate lands on a sustainable production basis, and intensify and diversify farming systems.Farm-to-market roads are very important infrastructure projects that directly benefit farmers. Completed projects reduce hauling costs, usually by more than half, because the farmlands become more accessible and less-prone to flooding. Concreted FMRs have allowed vehicles to access the farms.On the other hand, through the mechanical drying system, farmers would have an additional income of at least 15 percent from drying equivalent to around PhP 100 per bag of palay or PhP 10,000 per hectare (Based on the “Establishment of Palay Drying Facilities for GMA Rice Farm Clusters plan).
7 Credit FacilitationFrom , total agricultural production loans amounted to P465 B*Of this, P96 B was through LBP, benefitting 2,067,185 million beneficiariesProvided P10.7 billion insuranceThis benefitted million farmers and fisherfolk* Loans granted under different credit programs of various institutions (DA, ACPC, LBP, DBP, PNB, BAI, RBs, NTA, DENR, CRBs, PCA, CDA, Quedancor, TLRC, NAFC, DAPCOPO, NLSF)
8 Marketing AssistanceAssisted around 461,000 individuals and 4,100 farmer organizations through the conduct of 11,156 trade fairs, exhibits, trade missions, congresses, market matching, and other marketing activitiesParticipated in the development and operationalization of the RO-RO Transport System (RRTS)Established the Agribusiness Exports Showroom (AES)The RO-RO Transport System (RRTS) improved transport logistics efficiency, enhanced regional trade, and further reduced transport cost. The use of RORO ports reduced the transport cost of agricultural products to Metro Manila by 25 to 30 percent. The total value of products transported through the RORO reached about Php 26.7 Billion from 2006 to 2009.In 2007, DA established Agribusiness Exports Showroom (AES) to showcase Philippine agricultural products and link international and domestic buyers to local suppliers and processors.From 2005 to 2010, DA aggressively promoted Philippine agri-fishery products in an average of twenty-two events yearly (e.g. Gulfood, Boston Seafood Show, Natural Products Expo, Foodex Japan, Seoul Food, Thaifex, etc.). An array of products covering mostly our top export products (e.g. coconut by-products, banana, pineapple, mango and key products, sauces and condiments, tea, coffee and beverages, etc.) found its way into the global market.—led to a total sales generated for the period amounting to US$1.22 B with total DA investment of P42.32M or an ROI of P1:US$29.
9 Research and Development Completed 942 research projects and commercialized 70 technologiesDeveloped the Research, Development and Extension Agenda and Programs (RDEAP) that served as basis for prioritization of R&D programs/projectsOn-going program on capability enhancement to establish the National Extension System for Agriculture and Fisheries (NESAF)Under the National Technology Commercialization Program of DA- BAR, 70 technologies have been commercialized.Moreover, DA-BAR put up the R&D Technology Commercialization Center which serves as the repository of various technologies produced through the technology commercialization project of the Bureau of Agricultural Research.In addition, current and emerging concerns like Climate Change Adaptation were incorporated in the Research and Development and Extension Agenda and Programs (RDEAP) and the recent DA was able to improved rice cultivation techniques, developed drought and submergence-tolerant varieties through R&D.
10 Extension Support, Education and Training Services (ESETS) Conducted 28,059 training courses from benefitting 1.3 million farmers and fisherfolk nationwideIssued the Agriculture and Fishery Participatory Planning Manual for LGUs and other information materials for agri & fishery development planningContinued the granting of development communication support through tri-media for nationwide extension systemDeveloped electronic extension or E-extension programs to provide more efficient alternative to the traditional extension system for A&F sector (e-learning, e-farming, and PhilRice Text Center)Problems with devolution: 1. varying levels of LGU capacities to undertake extension function; 2. Focus on agricultural development is highly dependent on the priorities of local chief executives
11 Salary Supplement for LGU Extension Workers Continued the provision of support to the LGU agricultural technologistsPushed for the allocation of salary augmentation for those AEWs that were affected by the devolution in the DA budget proposalsNot complied but instead AEWs were provided incentives through the commodity programsAs of March 2010, there are 11,866 Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs) nationwide. The Department, through the commodity programs, provides monthly incentive for AEWs: P3,000 for PAOs; P2,500 for MAOs/CAOs; and P2,000 for Agricultural Technicians (ATs).
12 National Information Network Operationalized around 1,100 info/data systems, e.g.:Plant Variety Registry System of BPISPS Information SystemComputerized Information Tracking OrganizerAgri & Fisheries Marketing Information SystemInward Foreign Manifest Information Retrieval SystemATI-ITCPH Online Training on Pig HusbandryEstablished and operationalized the DA local area network and wide area networkStart-up activities for the Unified and Enterprise Geospatial Information System (UEGIS) ProjectThe UEGIS will use Remote Sensing and GIS technologies to enhance the capability of DA in planning and implementation of programs and projects within the SAFDZs. It also includes the establishment of National Farmers’ Registry and Inventory of Agriculture and Fisheries Investments Database and generation of thematic maps.The establishment of GIS laboratories, procurement of hardware/software, and of high resolution remote sensing imageries are on-going.
13 National Agriculture & Fisheries Education System (NAFES) Assist in the development of the NAFES Plan that included:Preparation of curricula that tackles agri & fisheriesNetwork Centers of Excellence (NCE)Formulation and implementation of the National Integrated Human Resource Development Plan (NIHRDP)On-going Expanded Human Resource Development Program (local & foreign)Creation of the Board of Agriculture and Board of Fisheries under the PRCFor the Expanded Human Resource Development Program (EHRDP), 689 and 590 individuals were provided with degree and non-degree scholarships, respectively.Under the Youth on Agriculture and Fisheries Program (YAFP), some 314 deserving children of farmers and fisherfolk were funded to obtain their Bachelor’s Degree.
14 Rural Non-farm Employment (RNFE) Training Helped in the organization of the RNFE-Basic Needs Program (BNP) core group to develop pilot programs in selected localitiesSet-up the Farmers Information Technology Service (FITS)/Techno Pinoy one-stop shop in collaboration with PCARRD-assisted consortiaIn support of the RNFE-BNP, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) continues to conduct livelihood and entrepreneurial training for farmers and fisherfolk.
15 SAFDZCompleted the initial NPAAAD and SAFDZ maps for the whole country and are available to the public in hard copy or digital formatCompleted the pilot-testing of the National Farmers Registry System (NFRS) and the Inventory System of Agriculture & Fisheries Investments (ISAFI) under the UEGIS projectThe NFRS is a voluntary registration system that will collect information on farmers and their farms. The ISAFI on the other hand will gather data on agriculture and fisheries investment. These 2 systems will be cross-referenced in order to come up with better plans and improve resource allocation, among others.
17 Location of Existing Mariculture Parks (As of 24 August 2010)Region IISta. Ana, Cagayan (100 Ha.)Region IIIRegion ICasiguran, Aurora Province (320 Ha.)Badoc, Ilocos Norte (100 Ha.)Narvacan, Ilocos Sur (100 Ha.)Rosario, La Union (100 Ha.)Sto. Tomas, La Union (100 Ha.)Sual, Pangasinan – soft launched (300 Ha.)Region VRagay, Camarines Sur (105 Ha.)Sangay, Camarines Sur (500 Ha.)Magallanes, Sorsogon (300 Ha.)Bacon, Sorsogon City (500 Ha.)Masbate City, Masbate (200 Ha.)Matnog, Sorsogon (100 Ha.)Region IV-ATagkawayan, Quezon Province (500 Ha.)Padre Burgos, Quezon Province (500 Ha.Region VIIISan Jose N. Samar (800 Ha.)Laoang, N. Samar (2,500 Ha.)Calbayog, Samar (300 Ha.)Basey, Samar (400 Ha.)Naval, Biliran (200 Ha.)Biliran, Biliran (100 Ha.)Leyte Leyte, Leyte (100 Ha.)Sta. Rita, Samar (600 Ha.)Babatngon, Leyte (600 Ha.)Tacloban City, Leyte (800 Ha.)Quinapondan, E. Samar (1,000 Ha.)Ormoc, Leyte (600 Ha.)Merida, Leyte (100 Ha.)Liloan, S. Leyte (100 Ha.)Region IV-BCalapan City Oriental Mindoro (200 Ha.)Sta. Cruz, Marinduque (500 Ha.)San Jose City, Occ. Mindoro (500 Ha.)Looc, Romblon (435 Ha.)Coron, Palawan (100 Ha.)San Vicente, Palawan (100 Ha.)Puerto Princesa, Palawan (100 Ha.)Quezon, Palawan (100 Ha.)Narra, Palawan (100 Ha.)####Region VIITalibon, Bohol (370 Ha.)Calape, Bohol (146.5 Ha.)Maribujoc, Bohol (100 Ha.)Mabini, Bohol (114 Ha.)Bais, Negros Orriental (162 Ha.)Candijay, Bohol ( Ha.)Region XBalingasag, Mis. Oriental ( Ha.)Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Lanao del Norte(500 Ha.)Region XIIIDapa, Siargao Is., Sur del Norte (1,000 Ha.)San Jose, Dinagat Province (341 Ha.)Surigao City, Surigao del Norte (500 Ha.)Barugo, Surigao del Sur (500 Ha.)Region IX#Mursilagos Rizal, Zambo. Del Norte (1,000 Ha.)Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur (300 Ha.)Margosatubig, Zambo. Del Sur (214 Ha.)Tungawan, Zambo. Sibugay (500 Ha.)Zamboanga City, Zamboanga (200 Ha)Region XIPanabo City, Davao del Norte (1,075 Ha.)Pantukan, Compostela Valley (200 Ha.)Mati, Davao Oriental (343 Ha.)Samal Is., Davao del Norte (220 Ha.)ARMMMZ/MP Established = 50 For Launching =Sibutu - Sitangkai, Tawi-Tawi Phase 1 A&B (27T Ha.)
18 Average Share of AFMA Components to AFMP Budget (1999-2009) AFMA Provision (%)Avg % Share to BudgetIrrigation3040.682. Postharvest/Other Infra2016.70Credit101.35Marketing80.895. R&D5.64ESETS56.117. Salary Supplement63.11NIN41.04NAFES-10. RNFE Training1.7511. SAFDZ0.250.16
19 Irrigation Support Service Rehabilitated and restored 1,812,059 hectares of National Irrigation Systems (NIS) and Communal Irrigation Systems (CIS)Generated 162,680 hectares of new irrigated areasConstructed/installed 17,810 Small-Scale Irrigation Projects (SSIPs)DA conducted research activities to improve the management, and to determine effectivity and efficiency of irrigation systems.Turnover of secondary canals and on-farm NIS structures to Irrigators Associations (IAs) is still on-going as well as the review and reformulation of criteria for selection and prioritization of irrigation projects
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