Yesterday, I had the chanced to meet the DA (Department of Agriculture) FieldOperations Division ( FOD) Chief and Regional Organic Focal Person in Caraga Region Ms. Rebecca Reyes Atega at her office. Caraga region has 5 provinces with over 70 municipalities/cities and more than 10 municipalities including Bislig City are members of LOAMC-PH(League of Organic Agriclture Municipalities and Cities in the Philippines)
We discussed the functional cooperation to start on early 2019 between LOAMC-PH through its active member Bislig City of Surigao del Sur and her office beyond Caraga region especially in MINDANAO within the development framework of Organic Agriculture 3.0 Education and applications as action plan in post Asian Productivity Organization (APO) Organic 3.0 Workshop in Chennai, India and IFOAM Asia/Organics International (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements) platform to mainstream and institutionalize Organic 3.0 in the world.
I also witnessed the elementary and secondary schools champions who received the awards of the DA Caraga 8th Gulayan sa Paaralan Program Awarding Ceremony. The iBislig City Elementary School as Champion in their category with their Organic Garden was also the inspirational story of the over a hundred visitors/foreign delegates of the 3rd Organic Asia Congress in Bislig City on September 18-21,
The DA (Department of Agriculture) CARAGA Region has a lot to offer in the implementation of RA 10068 or Organic Agriculture Act 2010. The Bislig City has mainstreamed and institutionalized the Bislig City 2020 ( as Model Organic City in the Philippines by 2020) and the official marking of Organic Education and Social Innovations Institute (OESII) of IFOAM Asia will be done on the second week of March 2019 In the Convention Center of the 30 hectares COAFC( City Organic Agri-Fishery Complex).
The DA (Department of Agriculture) Caraga leaderships from Executive Director and FOD Chief among others have given life to the Atenean Sp