IMAO, Progressively Working For Ibaan Farmers

Ibaan Municipal Agriculturist Ethel Joy Caiga - Salazar.
Ibaan Municipal Agriculturist Ethel Joy Caiga – Salazar.

Being in the front line of agriculture sector, Ibaan Municipal Agriculture Office (IMAO) knows how to keep their hands dirty -that is, in helping our local farmers improve their craft and crops.

It may not be a visible to the general public, but IMAO has been keeping themselves busy providing services and assistance to our farmers. Under Mrs. Ethel Joy Caiga – Salazar‘s tutelage, the Office has been tirelessly finding ways on how they can help uplift the agriculture sector in the Municipality of Ibaan.

It’s true that Ibaan is still far from being an agricultural haven and wonderland, but there’s no stopping IMAO from doing their job. They would rest on nothing just to bring out the best from our local farmers.

Significantly, in last couple of years. IMAO’s  has been promoting organic farming. This is evidenced by various training and seminars they’ve conducted with the help of both local, provincial and national government. This has attracted even private farming practitioners. And with great pride, they themselves are applying the knowledge they’ve acquired with IMAO at their own backyard. And last December 19, 2014, a mini trade fair was held to showcase local farmers’ organic products.

1st Ibaan Organic Mini Trade Fair

It may take time before we could discuss all of their accomplishments in the last five years. But here’s a run down of what they’ve been doing in the last three years.

And needless to say, a salute is what they deserve for these.

OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL AGRICULTURIST
ACCOMPLISHMENT REPORT 2012-2014
PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES 2014 2013 2012
1. AGRI-PINOY PROGRAM FOR RICE
a. Distribution of Rice Certified Seeds 50 bags 25 bags 125 bags
b. Coordination with OPA on Crop Production Assistance Program 10 farmers 4 farmers
c. Coordination with OPA on Community Seed Banking 10 farmers
-Community Seed Banking Continuation 8 farmers
d. Distribution of Foundation Seeds 38 kilos
e. Techno Demo on Leaf Color Chart (LCC) 5 sites
f. Techno Demo on Drought Prone Area (LAES Project) 1 site
g. Techno Demo on Climate Change Varieties (DA RFU Project) 1 site
h. Provision of Hand Tractors 1 hand tractor from OPA 2 hand tractors from DA
i. Provision of farm machiniries from DAR for Ibaan Irrigators Association 7 hand tractors/3 threshers
j. Provision of Laminated tarapal 80 pcs.
k. Provision of Knapsack sprayers from DA 2 13 pcs.
l. Provision of Chaku Insecticides 23 bottles 26 bottles 60 bottles
m. Capability Building through Farmer’s Field School for Sustainable Rice Production 1 FFS
n. Provision of Carabao from DA 2 farmers association
o. Provision of Multipurpose Drying Pavement (MPDP) and Palay Shed from DA 1 farmer association
p. Provision of Hybrid SL-8H 10 bags
q. Distribution of Collapsible Dryer 4 pcs
r. Distribution of Metarhizium fungus for Black Bug 7 bags 150 bags
s. Assisted rice farmers in the registration for crop insurance 31 farmers insured
2. AGRI-PINOY PROGRAM FOR CORN
a. Distribution of OPV Yellow Corn 6 bags 15 bags 5 bags
b. Distribution of OPV White Corn 27 packs 10 bags
c. Distribution of Hybrid Yellow Corn 20 bags 10 bags
d. Distribution of BIO-N 150 pcs
e. Distribution of Sweet Corn 10 kilos
f. Provision of trichogramma cards 240 pcs.
g. Provision of Golden Yellow Cassava planting materials 1 techno demo
h. Provision of OPV White Corn for seed production 3 kilos
i. Provision of farm equipment rental 53 farmers 18 farmers
3. AGRI-PINOY PROGRAM HIGH VALUE COMMERCIAL CROPS (HVCC) & ORGANIC AGRICULTURE PROGRAM
a. Distribution of vegetable seeds and farm-ready seedlings 1,961 farmers 1,064 farmers 1,282 farmers
b. Gulayan sa Paaralan 15 schools 14 schools 17 schools
c. Facilitation of 16 weeks Farmer’s Field School on Organic Vegetable Production 30 organic farmers
d. Distribution of organic fertilizer from DA 38 bags 105 bags
e. Maintenance of Organic Techno Demo 2 demo site 2 demo site
f. Provided trichogramma cards for vegetable farmers 300 tricho cards
g. Distributed vermi 2 kilos 10 kilos 60 kilos
h. Produced/distributed vermicast 1,412 kilos 697 kilos 486 kilos
i. Launched Organic Mini Fair 1st Organic Mini-fair
j. Coordination with OPA on Crop Production Assistance Program 1 site
k. Organic Concoctions prepared 4 batch 4 batch
l. Assisted farmers in marketing organic products 15 farmers 4 farmers
4. AGRI-PINOY PROGRAM FOR LIVESTOCK
Animal Dispersed
a. Swine 18 heads 17 piglets 15 piglets
b. Cattle 12 heads 12 heads 13 heads
c. Native Pig 3 modules
d. PAFC Cattle 20 heads
e. Provet Livelihood Assistance Project 1 gilt
Animal Genetic Improved
a. Cattle/ Carabao 59 heads 96 heads 54 heads
Animal Vaccinated
a. Dogs 3,261 heads 1,791 heads 1,881 heads
b. Cats 107 heads 8 heads 31 heads
c. Cattle 229 heads 21 heads
d. Carabao 44 heads 4 heads
5. DISTRIBUTED PLANTING MATERIALS
a. Forest Trees 1,775 seedlings 4,801 seedlings 4,050 seedlings
b. Fruit Trees 1,098 seedlings 2,722 seedlings 591 seedlings
6. OYSTER MUSHROOM PRODUCED 100 fruiting bag 174 fruiting bags 327 fruiting bags
7. TILAPIA FINGERLINGS DISTRIBUTED 5,000 fingerlings 3,000 fingerlings
8. COCONUT PRODUCTION ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM
a. Coconut seedlings distributed 2,890 seedlings 1,200 seedlings
b. Distributed  SALT Fertilizer 340 bags 140 bags
9. FACILITATION IN OUTSOURCING OF FUNDS FOR FARMERS AND COOPERATIVES
a. Palay Shed and Multipurpose Drying Pavement for Matala Irrigators Association from DA Worth P 500,000.00
b. Barangay Food Terminal for Salaban II Womens Multipurpose Cooperative from DA Worth P 175,000.00
c. Irrigation Rehabilitation Assistance for Sabang Irrigators Association Worth P 500,000.00
d. Establishment of Municipal Food Terminal from DA Worth P 1M
10. PREPARED AND SUBMITTED PROJECT PROPOSALS FOR DA FUNDING 11 project proposals
11. CAPABILITY-BUILDING/ORGANIZATION OF FARMERS
a. Facilitated Lakbay Aral from DA RFU and DA ATI Agrilink/Costales Natures Farm
b. Facilitated the registration of famers to DOLE Ibaan Organic Farmers Association 5 farmers association
c. Attended meetings/trainings/seminars 70 meetings/trainings/ seminars 19 meetings/trainings/ seminars 6 meetings/trainings/ seminars
d. Conducted meetings/briefings/training   19 meetings/trainings/ seminars 6 meetings/briefings/  trainings 8 meetings/briefings/  trainings
e. Facilitated the registration of organization to CDA Ibaan Dairy Cooperative
12. PROVISION OF PRE-MARRIAGE COUNSELLING 207 couples 182 couples 214 couples
13. MUNICIPAL COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
a. Attended LCDOP Meeting/Congress 3 meetings / congress
b. Assisted cooperatives 12 cooperatives
c. Assisted cooperatives in trainings/seminars 5 trainings/seminars 1 training/seminar
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