BAGUIO CITY – Members of the Regional Management Committee (RMC) of the Department of Agriculture regional field office in the Cordillera (DA-RFO-CAR) strengthened the coordination of their office to reach its objective of achieving agricultural development in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).
In the recent RMC meeting held at the Old Conference Hall of DA-RFO CAR, Regional Executive Director Cameron Odsey reiterated the standing policy set by the previous administration of ensuring all activities coming to the regional level from any DA office is coordinated with the regional field office.
“Our regional meeting is considered as an avenue to learn more about each program and project of the DA for us to complement our efforts and initiatives, aside from strengthening coordination efforts among the bureaus and attached agencies and corporations, including partnership with local government units,” Odsey said.
The initiative is based on Memorandum Order No.58 issued in July this year seeking to strengthen regional coordination among DA offices towards agricultural development.
Under the said memorandum, the Regional Executive Director serves as the lead coordinator in implementing the programs and projects in the region in partnership with local government units and other government agencies.
Updates on current initiatives being implemented by the attached offices of the DA were discussed, aside from collaborative efforts to be instituted improve the present coordination with the appropriate offices of the DA-RFO CAR.
Among the bureaus and attached offices and corporations present during the RMC meeting came from the National, Irrigation Administration, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Bureau of Plant Industry, Agriculture Training Institute, Bureau of Animal Industry, National Food Authority, Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority, National Meat Inspection Service, PhilRice, and PhilFIDA.
The next RMC meeting is temporarily set on January or February next year to find out the results of the collaborative efforts instituted.