Transparency in the distribution of seeds and fertilizers.

This was the objective of the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 1 (DA-RFO1) in deploying the Rice Resiliency Project(RRP) Information System which was recommended for adoption of other regional offices in the country for easier monitoring and profiling of recipients of the RRP.

Taking guidance from DA-RFO I Regional Executive Director Lucrecio R. Alviar, Jr., the information system is a mobile application jointly developed by IT experts from DA-RFO I’s Information Management Section headed by Mr. James Flores, and Mr. Leo Mark Baldoz with Mr. Deo Rivera, head of the General Services Section.

Aside from providing transparency in DA-RFO1’s services, the system provides easier data capture, access, and centralized database on the list of farmer beneficiaries who have received interventions under the RRP.

The application was already shared to DA-RFO 1 personnel assigned at the research stations and staff members of the Local Government Units, just in time for the ongoing implementation of RRP.

Initial areas where the system was deployed were in the municipalities of Binalonan, Manaoag, and Mapandan in the province of Pangasinan and in Banna, Ilocos Norte.

The gathered data through the information system can also be used as a baseline data in future interventions to farmers from DA.

RRP is one of the interventions under the DA’s Plant Plant Plant Program or the Ahon Lahat, Pagkaing Sapat (ALPAS) Kontra sa COVID-19 which focuses on the distribution of seeds and fertilizers for rice farmers