DA-WV marketing division strengthens FFEDIS registered enterprises

Posted by: RAFIS DA6 | Posted at: June 4, 2024

The Department of Agriculture Western Visayas, Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division (DA-AMAD) heightened information campaign for registered Farmers and Fisherfolk Enterprise Development Information System (FFEDIS) in the region at Westown, Iloilo City on May 29-30, 2024.
More than 30 regional participants from Capiz, Aklan, Iloilo, Antique, Guimaras, Negros Occidental, F2C2 beneficiaries, and FCAs who are FFEDIS registered were able to embrace the momentum of being partners with the DA for the enhancement of project implementation and develop technologies, skills and upgrade market matching and networking.

“The RA11321 instituting the farmers and fisherfolk enterprise development program of the Department of Agriculture known as the “Sagip Saka”, that involves comprehensive targets and holistic approach in establishment of enterprises involving agricultural and fishery products. A law that we would like to pursue to increase productivity and broaden the interventions from production to processing and marketing using the value chain system” is well applied, emphasized Ms. Rhea Resol of DA-AMAD.

The Sagip Saka Act will intensify the farmers and fishers in their productivity, agricultural extension services, skills development, production inputs, equipment , facilities and infrastructure support. This is where the role of AMAD comes in, the assistance and collaboration with the private sector including the non-government organization(NGOs) will be tapped for market linkage, added Resol.

Financial grant assistance program on agri-enterprise development is also carried out for a more comprehensive knowledge in KADIWA program. Scope and coverage such as purpose of the fund transfer, eligibility and grant amount in particular.

On the otherhand stirring minds on sustainable agriculture development of the agency and rising to the task to a great partnership to start a more developed economy. With the dynamics in the financial flow and exchange of goods and cash and the revenue which gives life to the community were presented to capacitate the participants.

“Interventions such as promotions in trade fairs and exhibits, market matching activities, KADIWA retail selling and online retail selling are opportunities that DA-AMAD is giving the enterprises and it is accessible. We are creating a mindset to all FFEDIS registered associations and cooperatives to continue to be enterprising”, shared Ms. May Ann Grajo , AMAD supervising agriculturist.

Moreso, a profiling and enterprise assessment as well as training needs for farmers and fisherfolk enterprise development information system for the registered participants were viewed and considered in the event. #JNCapaciete (DA/RAFIS6)