Contact Persons:

Ms. Adelina A. Losa
Chief, DA5-Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division DA RFU 5 San Agustin, Pili, Camarines Sur
Tel. No. (054) 477-2122/361-1089

 

Ms. Ailyn G. Rafer
Organic Agriculture Program Report Officer
DA RFU 5 San Agustin, Pili, Camarines Sur
Tel. No. (054) 477-2122/361-1089

Eligible Beneficiaries: Farmers Organizations, Farmers Associations, Agri-Entreprenuers

Description:

Organic Agriculture includes all agricultural systems that promote the ecologically sound, socially acceptable, economically viable and technically feasible production of food and fibers. Organic agriculture dramatically reduces external inputs by retraining from the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and pharmaceuticals. It also covers areas such as but not limited to, soil fertility management, varietal breeding and selection under chemical and pesticide-free conditions, the use of biotechnology and other cultural practices that are consistent with the principles and polices of this Act, and enhance productivity without destroying the soil and harming farmers consumers and the environment as defined by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM): Provided, that the biotechnology herein referred to shall not include genetically modified organisms or GMOs.

Eligible Project Proponents:

Eligible project proponents for funds assistance would include any of the following:

1. Peoples Organization such as farmer's and fisher folk organizations, cooperatives, federation and/ or consortia of these groups;
2. Agribusiness enterprises including industry associations;
3. Non-profit organizations such as NGO's and foundation;
4. Government organization such as local government units (LGU's), government corporation, and other local and national government agencies; and
5. Academic and educational institution such as State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and private

Projects Eligible for Funding:

  A. National Organic Agriculture Program (NOAP);
Specifically listed are those project and activities that shall support the National Organic Agriculture Programs:

 Research and development such as policy analysis and advocacy studies, socio-economic, market or scientific research, technology development and dissemination among others;
Certification and Accreditation;
Advocacy and Policy;
Marketing infrastructure;(organic trading post)
Provision of market information;
Retraining and extension service; and
Infrastructure

 

B. Enhancing the global competitive of Philippine organic agricultural product;

 C. Project that's shall have organic sector/ industry-wide impact such as the establishment of common service facilities; and

 D. Project which cater to the disadvantage sector such as indigenous people, tribal communities among others.

 

Standard / Estimated Costs (P) : P1.5 below Regional office Approval ;  Above P1.5M NOAB Approval

Documentary Requirements for Accreditation (AO #23) with 20% equity 

 Certificate of Registration from Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) if corporation, or from Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) if cooperative

Authenticated Copy of Articles of Incorporation or Cooperation, as approved by SEC or CDA as the case may be

Company or Cooperative Profile containing relevant & basic info. about the entity

Organizational Set-up/Chart

Audited Financial Statements for the last three years

List of Community Activities & Agriculture Projects/Program undertaken including the year, nature, beneficiaries if any, & the amount of project

Bio-data of Key Staff

Certificate of Good Standing from concerned Local Chief Executive or Head of Local Religious Organizations

List of Awards, citations or similar recognitions from government & private entities & supported by appropriate copies of certificate

Pictures

 

 

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