KAUSWAGAN, Lanao del Norte – The Department of Agriculture-RFO 10, in collaboration with the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte, through the Provincial Agriculture Office, successfully conducted a coordination meeting with the Municipal Agriculture Offices and Rice Program Coordinators in the province, July 19, 2022.
 
The Municipality of Kauswagan hosted the said meeting at their newest attraction, the Seaside Spectrum Hotel & Restaurant, and was presided over by the Provincial Agriculturist, Letecia Ditucalan, and discussed the following agenda:
 
1) Rice Farmer Financial Assistance 3;
2) Fertilizer Voucher;
3) Province-led Agriculture and Fisheries Extension System (PAFES) Orientation;
4) PLGU Programs and Projects Update;
5) Balik Probinsiya 2;
6) Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM) Update;
7) Products of Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) Update
 
One of the highlights of the meeting was the giving of a plaque of appreciation from the League of Municipal
Agricultural Officers / Municipal and City Agriculturists of the Philippines (LEMMCAP) to RTD Carlota Madriaga, Regional Technical Director for Operations, for her unending support to agricultural development in the province.
 
In her message, RTD Madriaga emphasized President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr’s three goals in agriculture: Food Sufficiency, Food Affordability, and Availability; as well as the new programs of the new administration – the Masagana 150 and 200 for rice as priority commodity in President BBM’s directions.
 
On behalf of Mayor Rommel C. Arnado, Vice Mayor Dr. Maximo Arnado graced the event to show his support to the agriculture sector of the province. PIO-LDN