NIA-Cavite Batangas IMO Successfully Delivers Farming Inputs to 30 Beneficiaries

Friday, April 19, 2024 - 13:45

SUCCESSFULLY DELIVERED! Under the Rice Contract Farming Scheme, NIA-Cavite Batangas IMO distributed and delivered farming inputs to 30 farmer-beneficiaries of the program, covering a total area of 50 hectares of agricultural lands being irrigated by Palico River Irrigation System (RIS) in Nasugbu, Batangas. Supervising IDO Ms. Sofia Carmelita Resurreccion, personally witnessed the distribution and catered some of the queries from the farmers.

Palico RIS Federation IA President Mr. Teodoro Jonson Jr. expressed his heartfelt gratitude to NIA Management, particularly to NIA Cavite-Batangas IMO led by Engr. Edwin C. Nazareno, for its initiative to help Filipino farmers in attaining agricultural productivity. Through the said collaboration, NIA continuously empowers Filipino farmers in the promotion of competitive and sustainable agriculture practices in CALABARZON region.

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Rice Contract Farming sa Infanta, Quezon, Kasado na!

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 - 13:45

Abril 17 - Layon na epektibong masuportahan ang mga magsasaka upang mapataas ang produksyon ng bigas at mapaganda ang kita at kabuhayan, ginanap ang Ceremonial Launching at Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)Signing para sa Rice Contract Farming sa pagitan ng NIA Quezon Irrigation Management Office (QIMO) at Federation of AGOS River Irrigation System Farmers IA (FARFIA) Inc. sa Infanta, Quezon.

Sakop ng nasabing MOA ang nasa may 79 ektaryang palayan sa nasabing bayan na napapatubigan ng Agos River Irrigation System (RIS). Susuportahan ng programa ang nasa may 198 na magsasaka na kabilang sa anim (6) na Irrigators Associations (IAs).

Nakasaad sa kasunduan na magbibigay ang NIA ng nasa Php50,000 kada isang (1) ektarya para sa inisyal na puhunan sa mga magsasaka na nasa ilalim ng programa para sa mga gagamitin na farm inputs tulad ng binhi at fertilizers at iba pang gastos para pagsasaka tulad ng land preparation. Kaugnay nito, inaasahan naman na magiging responsable ang magsasaka sa maayos na paggamit ng mga farm inputs upang mapataas ang kanilang ani.

Ang programa ay pangunahing isinusulong ni NIA Administrator Engr. Eduardo Eddie G. Guillen na naglalayon na alalayan ang magsasaka simula sa pagtatanim hanggang sa pagbebenta ng palay. Batid ng programa na masiguro ang kita ng magsasaka dahil ang Ahensiya na mismo ang bibili ng kanilang mga ani.

Ang programa din ay nagsisilbing malakas na suporta ng Ahensiya sa adhikain ni President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. na makamit ang Food Security sa bansa.

Punangunahan nina PAIS Department Manager Eden Selva bilang kinatawan ni NIA Administrator Eddie Guillen, G. Alex Romantico bilang kinatawan ni Cong. Mark Enverga, Regional Manager Roberto Dela Cruz, IDD Manager Martin Tacloban, Quezon IMO Manager Romulo Angeles, FARFIA President Wilfredo Morfe, mga kawani ng NIA, at mga kasamang magsasaka.

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NIA CALABARZON taps 9 Irrigators Associations in Cavite & Batangas for Rice Contract Farming

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 13:30

Naic, Cavite - With the primary objective of empowering Filipino farmers in CALABARZON region, the National Irrigation Administration IV-A (NIA) joins hands with nine (9) Irrigators Associations (IAs) in Cavite and Batangas provinces. The two (2) parties inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the NIA Rice Farming Support Program on April 16, aiming to bolster farmers’ livelihood and agricultural productivity in the said provinces.

Leading the initiative were Regional Manager Engr. Roberto Delacruz, represented by Administrative and Finance Division Manager Ms. Reynaria Tapia, along with NIA Cavite-Batangas IMO Manager Engr. Edwin Nazareno. The IAs were equally represented by Cavite IA Federation President Mr. Arnesto Dino and Batangas IA Federation President Mr. Teoforo Jonson.

Engr. Nazareno voiced strong support for the rice contract farming, emphasizing its crucial role in assisting farmers and the agricultural sector. "Magsama-sama tayo para sa mas malakas na puwersa na magpapaunlad sa sektor ng agrikultura," he emphasized.

As stipulated in the MOA, NIA commits to providing farm inputs pegged at PHP 50,000 per hectare which consists of seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, bio-fertilizers, and cash assistance. In return, the IAs will ensure efficient utilization of these inputs and oversee various activities related to improved Palay production. The initiative will include 100 hectares under rice contract farming, benefitting 62 farmers in Cavite and Batangas.

AFD Manager R. N.Tapia hailed rice contract farming as a motivational tool for farmers to actively engage in boosting agricultural productivity. She credited the program to NIA Administrator Engr. Eduardo Eddie G. Guillen's vision to effectively support farmers.

“Nakikita ko na itong programa na contract farming ay isang strategic approach ng ating NIA Top Management para epektibong maalalayan ang ating mga magsasaka. Kaya naman we hope na yung ating mga beneficiaries nito as mas maging kabahagi ng isinusulong na Food Security initiative ng gobyerno”, she added.

Covering three (3) irrigation systems, namely Balayungan River Irrigation System and Kay Akle River Irrigation System in Cavite, and Palico River Irrigation System in Batangas, the said MOA encompasses 9 IAs. These include Putat Balok Balok Bayabas IA, Campo Avejar IA, Nasugbu Batangas Central IA, Banlikan IA, Nasugbu East Farmers IA Inc., SMMT Cavite Pioneer IA, CMSJTF IA, Balite-Munti-Doreo IA, and Bucal Pasong Malainen IA.

Mr. Arnesto Dino expresses his gratitude to NIA for bringing in program that will ensure the livelihood and income of small farmers. "Sa tingin po namin hindi lamang pagtaas ng ani ang tina-target ng programa na ito kundi upang matulungan din kami na matigil ang mga gawain ng mapagsamantalang rice traders", he said.

Mr. Teoforo Jonson acknowledges that the program will open more opportunities to improve their livelihood. "Kaya gagawin po namin ang lahat para magtagumpay ang programa na ito na dati ay panaginip lamang ngunit ngayon ay nagkakaroon na ng katuparan dahil sa NIA", he expressed.

According to Supervising IDO Ms. Sofia Resureccion, the Agency reports a total of 271 hectares involved in contract farming regionwide, benefiting 278 farmers belonging to 17 IAs across Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, and Quezon provinces.

Aligned with NIA Memorandum Circular No. 04, series of 2024, the Rice Contract Farming Scheme is an initiative of NIA Administrator Engr. Eduardo Eddie G. Guillen which aims to enhance rice production quality, speed, and sustainability, supporting the government's drive for rice sufficiency by providing irrigation water and essential agricultural inputs to boost farmer productivity and competitiveness.

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PARC Audit and Validation for CARP-ICOM Underway by NIA Cavite-Batangas IMO

Friday, April 12, 2024 - 13:30

The Pacheco Agrarian Reform Cooperative (PARC), one of the Irrigators Associations (IAs) being assisted by NIA Cavite-Batangas IMO, undergoes audit and validation for the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program - Irrigation Component (CARP-IC) Most Outstanding Irrigators’ Associations (IAs) - National Level for CY 2023.

An annual activity, the said validation is part of the process to determine which IA stand out and showed strong leadership and solidarity among members towards their drive to uplift and strengthen their organization. It recognizes the outstanding performance of IA and their contribution to its members and community.

Led by IA President Mr. Ernie Somogod, the majority of members are high-value crops farmers deriving water from the Pacheco Communal Irrigation System (PCIS) irrigating a total of 50 hectares and benefitting 40 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs).

Present during the validation were officials and personnel from DAR, CARP-IC Project Management Office (PMO), NIA CALABARZON, NIA Cavite-Batangas IMO, and members of PARC.

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NIA Region IV-A Develops Wet Season Action Plan to Implement MRIDP Strategies

Thursday, April 11, 2024 - 13:15

To achieve the objectives of the Masagana Rice Industry Development Program (MRIDP), NIA Region IV-A led by Regional Manager Engr. Roberto Dela Cruz conducts meeting on wet season action plan integrating the key strategies outlined in MRDIP which emphasizes sustainable agriculture, clustering, and value chain.

The said meeting aims to enhance the sustainability and productivity of the rice industry in CALABARZON region, ultimately benefiting both farmers and consumers alike. The activity is in response with the directive set during the FY 2025 National Rice Program Plan and Budget Proposal Workshop conducted in Legazpi City last February 26.

The MRDIP is one of the mechanisms in attaining the 8-Point Socioeconomic Agenda of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr outlining the importance of food sufficiency and food security which the Agency remains committed by providing efficient, effective, and sustainable irrigation services nationwide.

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