DA-6 UNROLLS CORPORATE PLAN TO EMPOWER FARMERS
WITH the goal of improving the competitiveness and productivity of the agricultural sector, the Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Field Office 6 launched a corporate plan for the region on December 17, 2018 at Eon Centennial Hotel, Jaro, Iloilo City.
Engr. Remelyn Recoter, DA-6 regional executive director, said they aim to uphold their slogan “We serve what farmers deserve” with the crafting of the five-year corporate plan.
“We will gear towards collaborations and we will support and adhere to the national government policy directions for the betterment of the agri-fishery sector here in Western Visayas. We aim to uphold our slogan ‘We serve what farmers deserve,” Recoter said.
Recoter said DA may have had lapses in terms of strengthening and capacitating its own people and also in improving the facilities, assets, and services for the farmers.
“For the past years, we have been planning and implementing projects for our beneficiaries, but we have not delved on how we will be able to strengthen and capacitate our own people and improve our facilities, assets, and our services for our farmers,” she said.
According to Atty. Hansel Didulo, DA Assistant Secretary for Regulations and the Visayas, the corporate plan will serve as a guide and master plan for the next five years.
“By crafting this corporate plan, we can improve governance and organizational effectiveness which translate to more effective and transparent delivery of services, curbed corruption, streamlined processes and sustainable financial system,” Didulo said.
Didula added that the corporate plan can also help fortify and improve the production, capability, and profitability of the agricultural sector in Western Visayas.
In September 2017, DA Western Visayas organized a series of planning thru the stakeholder’s forum which was then followed by writeshops and communication planning for the crafting the corporate plan.
As part of the launching, the DA-RFO 6 also conducted a logo design and hymn-making contest.
Faye Ann Gasapo of DA-Philippine Rural Development Project Visayas won the logo design while Dante Beriong of San Jose, Antique and his composition “Kadalag-an Sang Agrikultura” was hailed champion in the hymn making contest.