To better reflect and assess the accomplishments of the regional office across its divisions and special projects, the Department of Agriculture-Cordillera through the Planning Monitoring and Evaluation Division (PMED), conducted its Mid-Year Assessment on July 19-21, 2023, in Bauko, Mountain Province.
During the assessment, the different divisions, the banner programs, and the special projects presented their office’s physical and financial accomplishments for the first half of the year including their catch-up plans for the remaining months. The facilitating and hindering factors that have affected their first semestral performance were also discussed along with their actions taken and recommendations for improvement. This served as a venue to also harvest good practices and lessons learned as references in future implementations.
“The assessment is a reflection of the things that we have done but it is also a reflection that we should do better in the remaining months,” DA-CAR Regional Executive Cameron P. Odsey said in his opening remarks. He added that as members of the DA-CAR, the staff should aim to contribute to developing the agricultural sector and the Cordillera region.
Director Odsey, who will be retiring in a few days, further encouraged the participants to continue the good works that they have started. As the agency continues to operationalize the International Organization for Standardization or ISO within the agency, Dir. Odsey hopes that it will ultimately become a very good tool in improving the operations of the DA-CAR considering the initial promising results from implementing the procedure manuals.
Results of the mid-year assessment will be re-echoed to the management and specific offices to follow suit with the agreements and commitments for the second half of the year.
The three-day activity was participated in by Regional Agriculture and Fisheries Chairperson Ryan Palunan, the chiefs and assistant chiefs of offices, regional banner focal persons, report officers, the agricultural program coordination officers (APCO) from the six provinces, and support staff from the office of the directorates and the PMED. By JBAgrifino