As the first responders on reported animal disease outbreaks in a municipality/city, the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office I (DA-RFO 1) thru the Livestock Banner program, has seen the importance of empowering the Livestock Implementers hence, the conduct of Table Top Simulation Exercises on Foot & Mouth Disease (FMD) and the Avian Influenza Preparedness Program (AIPP).
“We need to know and verify the accuracy of the data gathered so that we can properly project our stocks and know if we have overproduction or underproduction.”
The participants identify what specific interventions are needed to develop the proposed area of convergence in Pangasinan
Inspired by the success of the pilot convergence site in Region I which is the Piddig Inclusive Organic Coffee Production in Ilocos Norte, the Province of Ilocos Sur aims to duplicate this strategy through their proposed convergence initiative entitled Institutionalization of District-wide Agro-industrialization, Innovation, and Tourism or IDAIT.
Idait is an Ilocano lingo which means “to sew” thus reflects the concept of IDAIT of bringing together or stitching together various agencies to create the entrepreneurial eco-system in the province of Ilocos Sur.
Women’s Unity for Progress and Farmers MPC gives PRDP a thumbs-up with RPCO 1 I-SUPPORT Component Head Sharon Viloria, after obtaining No Objection Letter 2 (NOL2) for their Farm Mechanization Service Facility Small Livelihood Project (SLP) proposal.