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Agri-Pinoy in 2011 and Beyond

Continuity and Change

Kahapon, Ngayon, at Bukas


Agrikulturang Pinoy or AgriPinoy

Set of principles and practices focused on developing Philippine resources and capabilities to meet Philippine needs Four guiding principles of Agri-Pinoy: Food security and self-sufficiency Sustainable agriculture and fisheries

Agri-Pinoy in DA: The First Six Months
Bridging the gap. Touching the heart. Emphasis on making our constituency feel our sincerity so that they will trust us and respond to our call for partnership Formation of Agri-Pinoy task force and TWG

Mainstreaming Agri-Pinoy in the DA Agri-Pinoy as the strategic framework for all of the DAs programs A call to adopt Agri-Pinoy as regional agri-development frameworks


The key elements of this strategic framework, which can be used as an Agri-Pinoy Check List are the following: Broad-based Partnership Farm to Table Sustainable Farming Systems Resiliency


Why broad-based? Because there is an increasing demand from an increasing population. We need to increase the productivity of the broadest numbers of producers Because we need a broader and more varied base to insure sustainability and resilience in the face of climate change and the global market


What are the implications? The DAs services and resources must be proportionately and equitably allocated to small, medium, and large players The DAs services and resources must appreciate the role of the various


Partnerships with: Other national government agencies especially its Convergence partners DAR and DENR This is open to other national agencies Local governments, who have the responsibility to insure food security

Agri The farm represents interventions in production: from soil and water management, extension, seeds and fertilizers, post-harvest processing, credit and marketing etc. The table represents the DAs intervention to insure food security, safety and quality for the

Minimize the dependence on imports to meet national food requirements Promote and develop technological interventions that increase productivity while ensuring sustainability Recognize the limits of the carrying capacity of our natural resources increase the capability of our human

Sustainability includes preparing the successor generation Promote appreciation of agriculture especially among young people e.g. Gulayan sa Paaralan in partnership with the DepEd, learning lessons from 4-H Clubs and other previous youth programs


Sustainability and resilience are both ecological and economic, addressing both bio-physical and market changes Climate change and vulnerabilities 58% of our production sites are vulnerable to climate impact


Empowerment of farmers including information about risks Diversification of crops, farm systems and value-adding technologies

Challenges for the DA

Convergence among DA units and agencies Professionalism within the DA family Governance: Transparency, Accountability and Participation

Challenges for the DA

Once more, with feeling:

Bridge the gap, touch the heart People must feel/experience our concern and sincerity so that they will trust us and respond to our call to participate in Agri-Pinoy