NIA Davao Del Norte Officially Launches Contract Farming in the Province

IMO Acting Division Manager Engr. Nelson L. Sahot, PCIC Regional Manager Rosalina B. Grabulan, OIC of Municipal Agriculturists Office of Kapalong Ohwen S. Duran , DA RFO XI represented by Engr. Shynettee Clide Peralta , NFA DDN Branch represented by Engr. Diosvel B. Rivas, Jefferson O. Cerbito, Provincial Agriculturists Office Davnor, Operations and Maintenance Section Head Engr. Brendo C. Audiencia,  Institutional Development Head Engr. Dennis Llorca led the NIA-DNIMO team, Engr. Al Ted Abbot, O&M RIO XI Head, Ma’am Lani Sumabat, IDS RIO XI Head, Ms. Izamie Joy Masinadiong graced the event. 

by:  BJ C. Audiencia , Data Encoder  Davao del Norte  IMO - Uploaded May 15, 2024  

The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Davao Del Norte officially launched its Contract Farming Project on May 2, 2024, at 7-31 Convention Hall in Sta. Cruz Avenue, Tagum City, Davao del Norte. This marks a significant milestone in the agency's efforts to support local farmers and promote sustainable agriculture.

To formalize this important collaboration, a contract signing ceremony took place which served as one of the main highlights of the launching.  It seals the commitment of all parties involved to work together towards the success of the project, with each participant playing a crucial role in the process. 

In his message, IMO Acting Division Manager Engr. Nelson L. Sahot, stated that “We appreciate your support (IA’s) in this endeavor (Contract farming). Our ultimate goal is to uplift the lives of our farmers and improve their livelihood. NIA and its partner agencies will continue to support our IA’s by introducing new and innovative technologies and techniques that aim to modernize how our farmers cultivate their crops.”

The Gabuyan Irrigators Service Association and MACSAFIA Inc. were the first Irrigators Associations (IAs) to participate in the Contract Farming initiative, with their respective Presidents, Joel M. Esconde and Diosdada C. Molina, leading the way. In total, around 16 farmers with approximately 32 hectares of farmland will be participating in the project.

Aligned with NIA’s goals to uplift the quality of life of our farmers, the agency will continue to advocate for programs, initiatives, and activities like contract farming ensuring their prosperity and the sustainability of the agricultural sector in the country. 

 

For questions and/or clarifications, you may contact:
Engr. JIMMY L, APOSTOL
Regional Manager A
NIA XI Regional Office
r11@nia.gov.ph