OneDA boosts food resiliency in NorMin
By : Mindanao Today/08:03:48pm 08/10/2021
IN pursuing the OneDA approach, the Regional Management Committee member agencies of the Department of Agriculture in Region 10 joined the Food Resiliency Task Group virtual meeting on August 9.
“Aimed to capture the initiatives and accomplishments of the respective DA-RMC members is important in ensuring the availability of food supply in Northern Mindanao amid the pandemic,” said Carlota S. Madriaga, DA-10 regional technical director for operations.
The OneDA approach follows an inclusive method to accelerate the transformation towards a modern and industrialized Philippine agriculture.
Madriaga said the efforts of the OneDA is part of DA’s mandate to ensure food security.
Meanwhile, the DA-Agriculture Credit Policy Council (ACPC) presented its various loan programs to farmers and fisherfolk, including the agri-fishery based micro and small enterprises (MSEs) and marginalized and small farmers and fishers (MSFF) who are greatly affected with the pandemic.
Carlene Collado, DA-10 regional executive director, chaired the Food Resiliency Task Group, comprising the following member agencies: DTI, DSWD, DILG, DBM, DepEd, DOST, DAR, DENR, DOE, TESDA, CDA, CHED, NFA, NIA, NEDA, PLGUs of the five provinces of the region and CLGU Iligan and Cagayan de Oro. (ATCabig)