Lanao Norte crafts medium term agricultural development plan
Tubod, Lanao del Norte (17 May) (17 May) -- Municipal Agriculture Officers (MAOs) from the different municipalities of Lanao del Norte convened at Mindanao Training Center (MTC) to formulate development plan to maximize agricultural opportunities in the province.
In welcoming participants to the workshop, Letecia Ditucalan, Provincial Agriculture officer (PAO) urged the MAOs to be involved in the agricultural issues affecting the development of agriculture in their respective municipalities.
The workshop aimed at identifying last year's problems and be able to come up with strategic planning that prohibit the reoccurrence of same problems this year.
"Strategic planning involves reflecting on what we want the sector to look like in the future and planning how to get there," said Brigida Tanagonan, Provincial Planning and Development Officer (PPDO).
Participants were encouraged to identify key drivers for changed in the sector that will surely improve the welfare of the farmers and uplift their quality of life.
Abeleno Rico, MAO Kauswagan Lanao del Norte suggested that the plans and projects for the agricultural division should synchronized with the comprehensive development plan of the municipalities.
The workshop concluded with the presentation of outputs by each municipality with the following consolidated reports: at the year 2013 there should be an integrated processing plant facilities for rice and corn, integrated processing plant facilities for high value commercial crops, increase productivity, establishment processing facilities and assessment and utilization under coco area. (ARMS/PIO-LDN) [top]