NAGA CITY –Over 1,250 Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs) from the Bicol region converged in one of the hotels in this city for the Profiling of AEWs among Local Government Units (LGUs) as one of the requirements for the clamored detailment of AEWs to the Department of Agriculture regional offices if the 2018 budget will permit. The one day activity was held on August 30, 2017.
The profiling is being conducted nationwide and is targeted to cover all permanent/regular employees (within the office or detailed), casual employees, contractual and job orders, local field technicians, and all personnel holding Technical items (doing technical or non-technical and administrative functions). It covers all extension staff from the Municipal Agriculture Office (MAO), City Agriculture Office (CAO) and Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO/OPAG). Also included were extension staff from different municipal, city and provincial veterinarian offices.
The profiling was aimed to determine the logistical and technical needs of the extension support system in the country; and generate recommendations for an effective and efficient delivery of the extension support to further enhance the National Extension Agenda and Programs for 2017-2022. The profiling also aims to assess the gaps, issues and experiences of different LGUs.