09212019-0341-0441. The LOAMCP-PH and Naturland Signing of International Cooperation Agreement
The Executive Director of the League of Organic Agriculture Municipalities, Cities and Provinces of the Philippines(LOAMCP-PH) and the International Development Manager Marco Schleuter of Naturland based in Germany completed the signing of the presigned Cooperation Agreement by LOAMCP-PH National President of Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte Mayor Rommel Arnado and Naturland Executive Director during the 5th ALGOA (Asian Local Governments for Organic Agriculture ) +4 International Summit on Organic Policy in the hub of Organic 3.0 of Goesan, South Korea on 18-21, September 2019.
The cooperation has infused the strong commitments of both parties to give the true New Life of Innovations and System Thinking (NLIST) in the Co-creation of societal threefold domestic and export markets anchored in the Municipal and City-wide Sustainable Organic Agriculture Investment Master Plans (MSOAIMPs) of 7-20-40-60 member municipalities and cities for 2019-2020-2021 and 2022, respectively, to liberate farmers and citizens from POVERTY, HUNGER and SICKNESS as on the “Ground Implementations Initiatives” of RA 10068 and the United Nations SDGs 2030 especifically SDGs 1,2 and 3.
The LOAMCP-PH target is to achieve the 1.2 Million hectares of organic land in conversion by 2022 in partnership with DILG and DA (and attached agencies)-National Organic Agriculture Program (NOAP) and allied international and national Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) of IFOAM Asia, ALGOA, Regeneration International (RI), Biodynamic Agriculture Association of India (BDAI), Greenpeace South East Asia and Lifebank Foundation among others and the CSR of SEAOIL Foundation.
The DILG and LOAMCP-PH are “One” in the implementation of Organic Agriculture Act 2010 through the DILG Memo Circular No. 2019-70 signed on May 20, 2019 by the Honorable Secretary which directed all municipal and city mayors in the Philippines to become member of LOAMC-PH.
The signing was done with the presence of the Philippines’ delegates from Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Assistant Secretary Hon. Rosque Calacat, DA-Caraga Division Chief of Operations Ms. Rebecca R. Atega, LOAMCP-PH Treasurer Mayor Liz Evangelista of Sibagat, Agusan del Sur, LOAMCP-PH Secretary Mayor Jun Dayaday of Asuncion, Davao del Sur, Mayor Randy Makapil of Linamon, Lanao del Norte, Dulag, Leyte Mayor Mildred Joy Que represented by Municipal Agriculturist Franklyn Diongzon, PH IFOAM Asia Board Member Edgardo “Boyet” Uychiat, Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro Sustainable Agriculture Ministry Director Fr. Rene Soldevilla, Central Philippines State University (CPSU) President Dr. Adelino Moraca, CPSU Dean of the College of Agriculture, LOAMCP-PH Nick Jay Arr Encallado and the WOA-PH (Women in Organic Agriculture Asia Philippines) Marivic F. Tagupa and Quennie Rosario.