NIA CALABARZON convenes its TWG on Contract Farming

Friday, March 8, 2024 - 09:00

NIA CALABARZON convenes its TWG on Contract Farming

March 8 – The Technical Working Group of NIA Region IV-A for Contract Farming convened today at the NIA Regional Training Center for the orientation on Contract Farming. The group also had an open forum to discuss the guidelines, Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), and procurement process pertaining to Contract Farming. 

Headed by Regional Manager Roberto Dela Cruz, the TWG was created in response to MC No. 9 s. 2024 to effectively oversee the implementation of the NIA Farming Support Project or the Contract Farming in CALABARZON region.

Served as the resource person, IDD Manager Mr. Martin Tacloban addressed some questions and concerns from the TWG members from agricultural inputs to farm machineries, and procurement. Supervising IDO Sofia Carmelita Resurreccion also shared the Memorandum of Agreement between NIA and IA for NIA Rice Farming Support Program.

There was also a workshop conducted for the preparation of program of works (POW) as basis for release and procurement in the IMOs.

Contract Farming is defined as agricultural production carried out according to an agreement between a buyer and farmers which establishes condition for the production and marketing of a farm product or products. The said scheme is an initiative of NIA Administrator Eduardo Eddie G. Guillen to improve the livelihood of Filipino farmers. | L. Javan

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